Robert (Bob) Joseph Groves

January 18, 1947 to October 1, 2021


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It is with deep and profound sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Robert (Bob) Joseph Groves, aged 74, on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at the James Payton Memorial Hospital, Gander.

Bob is predeceased by his father, Gordon A. Groves, his mother Margaret F. Groves (Fulford), brothers: James (Cyril) Groves, Gordon A. Groves (Junior), sisters Phyllis M. Parrell, Charlotte M. Crocker; and nephews Bud, Perry and Bobby Crocker.

Left to mourn sisters Loretta Brennon (Gerald), Patsy Coombs (Don), Olga Parker (John); daughters, Sharon (Sherri) Groves, Renay Hiscock (Christopher); Leanne Clarke (Bernard, “Bern”); Maggie (Margaret) Brinson; son’s Jerome Groves, Bobby Groves (Junior); previous spouses Marie Maidment, Ruby Coles;  grand-daughters Jamie Lee Noble, Daneika Groves, Shaylyn Groves, Maddison Hiscock; grand-sons Aaron Clarke, Mitchell Crane, Nathan Hiscock and Ali Groves; great grand-daughter Maddison Dinham and great grand-son Oliver Noble.

Also leaving to mourn an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends who he held firmly close to his heart.  The family would like to thank the staff at Medical Unit B, James Paton Memorial Hospital; Busy Bee Taxi, Gander; co-workers and close friend Denise Ryan.  Thank you for sharing in Dad’s journey.

Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2 – 9 pm on Wednesday, October 6th and on Thursday, October 7th from 11 am – 4 pm, and from 6 – 9 pm.   Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 8, 10:00 am at St. Teresa’s Parish.   A link for the live stream service will be posted on the obituary page when it becomes available. Family and friends are welcome to proceed to the Parish from the Funeral Home on Friday, October 8th at 9:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

          Forever loved and missed ♥





2pm-9pm on October 6, 2021

11am-4pm 6pm-9pm on October 7, 2021

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Friday October 8th

St. Teresa's Parish
120 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John's

A link for live streaming will be made available through the obituary when it becomes available


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My deepest sympathy to my cousin Bob and to all his family during the grief of the loss of loved ones. Ruth Groves-Rivard of Quebec.

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Bobby Junior
May God give you all the strength to bear this loss! The loss of the parent is so heavy. Just know that they are always with you no matter what happens in life. My sincere condolences to the entire family. May you find comfort in your memories and in each other. Sending much love to all during this difficult time. You are in my prayers 💕

I will miss you my brother and our long talks. You have left a wonderful legacy in your children and I will always see your presence in their smiles. Life was not always easy in our complex world but so many times just having you there to talk to made all the difference. Rest in Peace and I love you and I will cherish my memories.
I send my hugs to your children and grandchildren, great grandchildren and our large family and extended family at this time. My love is with you all and may you have strength during this sad time. Love Aunt Olga

Dear Patricia, Olga, my student Renee and the Groves family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved brother and father Robert.. Losing a love one is always difficult. . May the memory of your brother and father’s love for you be a source of comfort in these days of sadness. May he rest now in the peace and joy of the Risen One. . Blessings of hope..

My deepest condolences to the groves family.

I’m so terribly sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Sending thoughts of peace and comfort, and my deepest condolences to Jerome and the family.