Robert Charles Wentzell

Passed 03/15/2022


Obituary For Robert Charles Wentzell

Robert Charles Wentzell September 27, 1939 – March 15, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert on March 15, 2022 at South Shore Regional Hospital. Robert, son of the late Darius and Emma (Garber) Wentzell was born in Baker Settlement.

Until late last year, Robert enjoyed driving around the local area and was recently asked how he managed to drive almost 200,000 kilometres in the last eight years. He just laughed and said he didn’t know, but he always said as long as he could afford gas he would keep moving, and that he did. Following an enjoyable family road trip around Cape Breton many years ago, he simply said that it had been a good trip. Just two words as was his style, but we know how much he enjoyed local and extended road trips. He enjoyed seeing the QEII lottery homes and cottages. He was very interested in checking out the plumbing, hinges, opening drawers and windows, etc. to see the quality of the work versus being impressed by the large bathrooms. He cared about the quality of his carpentry work over more than fifty years. He was not Mike Holmes, but in his way, he always had to make it right. He was always willing to help his sons with any project, big or small, and it was so greatly appreciated. Occasionally some miscalculations and choice words, but we will remember the laughs and time well spent together. He enjoyed many things, a good restaurant meal, a parade, tea and two muffins at Tim Hortons and just chatting with family and friends. He loved his grandson Logan, enjoyed their backyard barbecues and hearing about Logan’s fishing trips. He insisted that $50 for a recently recycled freezer be given to Logan as a $50 bill because he laughed about how much he really liked those pink bills. For Logan, he would surprisingly try things like kicking a soccer ball, shooting a nerf gun and then laugh about it. He once received a traffic ticket for rolling through a stop sign and told the officer he was on his way to the local exhibition. The officer said he was sorry to have ruined his evening. Robert just said that no, not a bit and drove on his way, and that was his way. One of his sons once asked him to inspect a house and from the roadside he refused to get out of the truck. After being asked a few times why he would not help, he simply said that he could see all he needed to see from there. Again that was his way, but of course he was right as the house was in terrible condition, and he wouldn’t have pretended to do a detailed inspection.
He was a strong and kind man, loved his family and he will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife Lucille, sons Brian, David and Rick (Alana), grandson Logan and sister Geraldine.
He was predeceased by daughter Deborah, brother Lester, sisters Jean, Hazel and Brian’s partner Caroline.

Donations in Robert’s memory can be made to the SHAID Tree Animal Shelter.

There will be a private interment at a later date in Riverport.

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  • 03/28/2022

    Aunt Lucille, Bub, David, Rick, Alana and Logan. So sorry to hear the sad news. I have a lot of great memories as a child from our family gatherings/reunions. The one I remember well is Uncle Robert riding the bike down the hill by Poppy Veinotte's and going out over the handle bars. Hence the scaring that never left his face. We had a lot of great times together. Never forgotten. ❤

  • 03/23/2022

    Lucille & Family: We are very sad to learn of Robert's untimely death. Having good old Baker Settlement roots, we well remember Robert from school days and more. We remember him as a quiet, kind man with a warm smile. We are so sorry. God Bless. Our Sincere Sympathy and caring thoughts. Muriel (Wentzell) & Wayne Hiltz

  • 03/22/2022

    Dear Aunt Lucille and families, So sorry to hear about Robert. Sending my sincerest sympathy, hugs and caring thoughts to all of you. Cheryl

  • 03/22/2022

    Our sympathies are sent to Lucille and family on the loss of Robert. Hugs.Murray & Dot Legge

  • 03/22/2022

    Dear Aunt Lucille, I am so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. All my love and hugs. Brenda

  • 03/21/2022

    Lucille and family, we are so sorry to hear of Robert's passing Our thoughts are with you.David and Liz Weagle

  • 03/21/2022

    So sorry for your loss-Robert was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Troy & Dawn Wentzell

  • 03/21/2022

    Lucille,David & family , So sorry for your loss,we will miss meeting him on the road. Lewis,Darlene & Adam hugs

  • 03/21/2022

    Rick, Alana and Logan. So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time in your life. Cindy Fairclough

  • 03/21/2022

    My prayers and thoughts are with you Lucille and your family,

  • 03/21/2022

    David & family. We are very sorry for your loss and are thinking of you during this sad time. Anzel & Sherry Mailman

  • 03/21/2022

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Robert did a lot of carpentry for us and he was a great person to have around and to work with. He was especially patient and kind with our small children. Arnold and Margaret van Kessel.

  • 03/21/2022

    Lucy and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember when he would come to visit Dad, Temple, stating that he was just out for an Ice cream. My thought are with at this time. Robin Slauenwhite (Boliver)

  • 03/21/2022

    So sorry to hear this tragic news I met him when I worked at H H he was a great guy and always had smile for me and always had time to chat no matter where it was or the time of day. I will miss you but you will always be with me in my heart. Love always Friends always Steve Carver

  • 03/21/2022

    Lucille & family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Belinda & Derrick

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