Spr Robert Ernest Otto Kant (Ret'd)

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    • Spr Robert Ernest Otto Kant (Ret'd) Headstone in the Avondale Cemetery in Stratford, ON

    We regret to advise the death of Sapper Robert Ernest Otto Kant (Ret'd) on 19 August 2017 in Stratfort ON at the age of 101 years.

    Robert was born in Eganville ON into a large family of nine brothers and sisters. He attended school in Eganville and afterwards worked at the Black Creek Cheese Factory in Sebringville ON near the town of Stratford. Robert was a Royal Canadian Engineers veteran of the Second World War. He enlisted in January 1942 and, after training in London, Windsor, Kitchener, Camp Petawawa ON, he served overseas in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Robert's brother Herbert, served in the Lincoln & Welland Regiment and was killed in Normandy in August 1944. When the war ended, Robert worked at a research station in England before being discharged in 1946. Back in Canada he had a working career, first with Westinghouse and then with Jones Manufacturing, both in Stratford. He was a member of the Tavistock Memorial Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Army & Navy Club in Stratford.

    Visitation was held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home in Stratford on Tuesday 22 August 2017. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on 23 August 2017 with interment at Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation through the funeral home. {dcJan20wrd} [zsd]