Zobatar, Robert (Rob) Harold
August 28, 1950 ~ July 11, 2008 Mr. Robert (Rob) Zobatar, age 57 years of Queen's Road, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Rob was born in Port Arthur on August 28, 1950, the eldest of five siblings. He attended Shuniah and C.D. Howe Public Schools and graduated from Hammerskjold High School. He worked for the MNR in Ignace, apprenticed and earned his "ticket" as a Heavy Machinery Mechanic. Rob was employed by (then known as) Great Lakes Paper, Woodlands Division as a Heavy Machinery Mechanic. He later he started his own business as an independent truck owner/operator, contracting his services of hauling saw-logs and pulpwood for local forestry companies. Rob loved tending to the hayfields at the farm as well as his love for his truck, and he particularly enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow truckers. He enjoyed all the trips south watching his brother-in-law, Tom Nesbitt in dirt track racing, was an accomplished carpenter, member of the Ignace Legion, and when the children were young, Rob especially enjoyed taking them camping and fishing. Rob is survived by his wife Carolyn Anderson, his children: Robert, Christopher, Jodi and their mother Georgette; grandchildren: Kyra and Braedon; parents Mel and Joyce Zobatar; siblings: Brent (Joanne), Greg (Annamarie), Tracey (Robert) Slater, Krista (Carl) Tallon; and sister-in-law Darlene (Tom) Nesbitt. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service for the late Robert Zobatar will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 17th, 2008 in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, officiated by Rev. Lloyd Ivany. Ashes to be scattered on the O‘Connor Farm on Friday, July 18, 2008 after 6 p.m. , everyone welcome. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the time of Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rob's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.