Robert Heisz of Mildmay, at the age of 77. Jesus was a carpenter. Bob was a lousy carpenter. 

Bob was the definition of a work hard, play hard guy.  His weeks were busy as a banking executive in Toronto and weekends in Mildmay.  He loved being in his rubber boots taking care of Rose Marie’s garden and building things that never looked great but were functional. 

Bob and Rose Marie had a wonderful 60 years together. A worldly life most people can only dream of, he was a wonderful father and grandfather.  He leaves an amazing legacy of memories for all his friends and family. 

Bob worked to live and loved a good party.¬† If he was not going to an event, he was hosting ‚Äėtea‚Äô time on the back porch. He loved baseball and the 20 years of baseball trips travelling all over the United States with his brothers, friends and nephews.¬†

Bob’s retirement in the Executive lunchroom at RBC tower was a lesson for everyone.  Overseeing a $1.5 billion-dollar business with thousands of employees, the 100 or so executives could have easily spoken of his business acumen and accomplishments. Instead, they talked about the only executive with an open-door policy for everyone and how they admired the great coach and mentor, while making work a fun place. 

In retirement, Bob was an extremely generous supporter of many community initiatives. He was a founder and integral member of the board for the Brockton and Area Family Health Team. Bob’s expertise, innovation and leadership was instrumental in advancing a regional collaboration that will position the Family Heath Team to become one of the largest primary care organizations in Grey- Bruce. He filled his spare time in the summer with his family & friends at his Port Elgin cottages, worldly travel, and winters in Palm Springs with Rose Marie.  There were always lots of friends around the Heisz household in any location.  Bob was devoted to his grandchildren, supporting, guiding and advising them.  They will miss him greatly 

He will always be remembered by his beloved wife Rose Marie; his children, Greg Heisz, Susan Sohne and Alison Heisz; his grandchildren Stephanie Heisz, Katrina Heisz, Spencer Sohne, Jack Liotta, Ben Liotta and Logan Sohne; his brother Frank Heisz and Barry Heisz and his sisters Joan Kramer and Kathy Benninger. Predeceased by his parents Oscar and Marie Heisz, and his brothers John Heisz and Joe Heisz.  

A celebration of life mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Formosa Ontario on November 9th, 2019 at 1 pm. 

Bob has requested that donations be made to the Ontario Lung Association (, in order to advance research to finding treatment and a cure for Interstitial Lung Disease. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Greg Roberts Funeral Home Mildmay, Ontario


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