Bob Shain

Shain- It is with great sadness that the family of Robert “Bob” Shain of Petrolia announces his passing on Thursday, May 25th, 2023 in his 79th year, at the St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia after a strong fought battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Christine (nee Pratt) and father of Jamie (Missy) Shain, Todd Lucas, and son-in-law Kim Core. Bob will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Karli (Caulin), Karisa, Andrew, Jetley, Konor, Kyle, Shayla, Alyssa, Nash, Nyah, Kaylie, and great granddaughter, Scottie. He will also be missed by his special friend Kyle Ogden and his furr child Poppy. Also survived by his brother-in-law and friend, Bob (Joan) Pratt, Marilyn (Steve) Vokes, and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his loving parents Edna and Ray Shain, in laws Jim and Simone Pratt, daughter Kelly Core, brother-in-law Jim Duffy, and his furr companion of 19 years, Chase.

Bob or Trapper as he was also known, had a love of hunting, trapping, fishing, and flying. He operated a pheasant shooting preserve where people came from all over to hunt and have Bob train their dogs, including Baseball Hall of Famer, Ferguson Jenkins. Bob was a lifelong dedicated member of the Island View Hunt Club for 60 years. His presence and dedicated involvement at camp functions will be missed – along with his roll call for early breakfast and dishes.

Bob was always a perfectionist, demanding the best, but he never asked for anything that he wouldn’t do himself. Bob had a career in the Carpenters Union Local 1256 where he worked for over 30 years. He was a hard worker and always gave one hundred percent in anything he did. This was shown throughout his battle with cancer. He was a fighter until the very end!

Very special thank you to the Hospice staff for their excellent care and kindness shown to both Bob and our family. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, The Diabetes Foundation, LCDS, or The Cancer Society. Cremation has taken place and a private ceremony will be held for the immediate family at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia Canadian Diabetes Association Lambton County Developmental Services Canadian Cancer Society

Funeral Date

A private family service will be held.

16 thoughts on “Bob Shain”

  1. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Greg and Kathy Shortt
    Doreen Helps

  2. Ian & Julie MacKinlay

    We were sorry to hear of Bobs passing! Ours thoughts & prayers are with Chris & family at this time!

  3. Gary and Nancy Shortt

    Chris and family, please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of a dear loved one. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you at this time of sorrow. May Bob rest in peace.

  4. Chris and family

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Cherish all of your wonderful memories. Sending our sincere condolences at this difficult time

    John and Shelley Freer

  5. Dan and Rosemary Wilson

    Chris and family, we are sending our condolences and prayers for all. Bob was a very gentle giant who was well liked by all who met him.

  6. Chris and Family words cannot express the sadness we feel for you and the entire family. We shared lots of laughs and many stories together at hockey games or when ever we seen the two of you. He will be forever in everyone’s heart.
    Merle and Elda

  7. Brenda and Ira Downer

    Chris and family..Sorry Bob had to go through this battle…he stayed so positive. You will be in our thoughts .
    Hugs Brenda and Ira Downer

  8. Chris and Family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences to all.
    Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers durn this difficult time.

    The Bedard’s
    Ernie,Donna ,Josh & family

  9. Chris and family. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Ray has fond memories of hunting, snowmobiling, and playing 2=pitch with and against Bob. Hope your memories help you during this time.

    Ray and Nancy Lucas

  10. Colleen and Butch Houle

    Dear Chris and family. Please accept our Condolences. We always enjoyed his visits.
    He had a great presence in the Neighborhood and will be greatly missed by all.
    Colleen and Butch Houle

  11. Gary and Rosa Salisbury

    Chris and family…we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Gary has known Bob since he was about 6 years old and has many fond memories of him. He had an infectious smile for everyone and we know he will be missed by everyone. You are in our thoughts and we send our sincere condolences.
    Gary and Rosa Salisbury

  12. So sorry to hear about Bob, my condolences go out to Chris and the family. We spent some good times back in the hockey days and will be remembered by all that knew him. May he rest in peace.
    Wes and Edith Pedersen

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