Robert Holt, of St. Thomas, Ontario died peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday April 27th, 2022 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn Holt (Freeman) (2010). Dearly loved father of Melissa Patterson (Duane), Jennifer Holt (Jay Beecroft) and the late Robert Early Holt. Cherished grandfather of Megan (Jon), Sara (Cici), Abigail and Bruce (Jess) and great grandfather of Zayden. Beloved big brother of Jeanne Hostee (Arie), Davie Johnstone and the late Jimmy Johnstone. Bob was born in St. Thomas on November 15th 1936, son of the late Robert and Jessie Holt. Bob was a former administrator at Valleyview and won the “Administrator of the Year” award for Ontario in 1995. He was a long-time member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas and was actively serving in his fortieth year as Clerk of the Session at Knox, at the time of his passing. A dedicated member of Golden K Kiwanis, as well as past president from 2000-2002, he was also a member of the Elgin Regiment Band.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Monday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St. on Tuesday at 1:00pm. Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program and the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation.