Robert “Bob” Crombeen

Crombeen– Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Saturday July 10, 2021. Robert “Bob” Crombeen, age 87 years of Corunna. Beloved husband of 56 years to Geraldine (nee Gerrits). Loving father of Joan Steinsky and her husband George of Toronto, Frank Crombeen and his wife Sue of Toronto and Brenda Ross of Waterloo. Treasured grandfather of Kaitlyn and Sarah Crombeen and Jack and Heather Ross. Also surviving are his brothers, Al Crombeen and Ben Crombeen (Carol) and his sister, Margaret Trepanier (Harold). Bob was born in the Netherlands to the late Frank and Ema Crombeen. He was predeceased by his brothers, Emiel, Peter, Frank and Ted and by his sisters, Annie Vink, Julia Jongerius, Marie Ysebaert and Tillie Simmons. Bob was a longtime member of the Knight’s of Columbus and was Fourth Degree Knight. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Wednesday July 14, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Due to current COVID restrictions, those who wish to attend must RSVP and select a time to attend using the link A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Corunna with Fr. Dan Vere celebrating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Corunna. Please note that masks/face coverings are mandatory along with social distancing. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Wednesday July 14, 2021 from 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday July 14, 2021 from 6-8 p.m.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia

Funeral Date

A private family Mass will be held.

25 thoughts on “Robert “Bob” Crombeen”

  1. Gord & Linda Crombeen

    Sending our sincere sympathy and love to you all. Uncle Bob was a special man and will be missed by many.

  2. Brian& Jeannine Bennett

    Our Sympathy to the Crombeen Family for the loss of Bob. It is huge losing a Father, husband, and Grandfather. May he Rest In Peace after a long illness. Sending our love to Geri, Frank & Sue, Joan & George, Brenda, Kaitlyn, Sarah, Heather & Jack.

  3. Jennifer Mazzarolo & family

    So sorry to hear about the passing of a wonderful man. Sincere condolences to my best friend Joan, her siblings Frank and Brenda and to their Mom Gerry and their entire extended family. He was a strong man and a wonderful father. He is at peace. Sending all our love 💕 Jennifer, Victoria & Adrian Mazzarolo

  4. Gerda and Cor Vanden Hoven

    When the Lord calls a loved one home, He leaves a gift of memories. May all the special memories bring a smile to your face as well as help you find peace and comfort at this difficult time of loss. Sincere sympathy to Geraldine , children Joan, Frank and Brenda, and to all the Crombeen family.

  5. Deep condolences from the Chevalier family. Thinking of you all -Joan, Frank, Mrs. Crombeen and especially Brenda during this difficult time. I was blessed to have had Mr. Crombeen as a pretty steady presence in my childhood and have many wonderful memories. God bless you all as you say your final good byes ❤️. He was a wonderful man.

  6. Deep condolences to Aunt Geraldine, Brenda, Frank, Joan and families. My Mom loved having a coffee and her muffins with them both. Cherish all the memories, they will carry you through and bring smiles for you. Sending love, Patsy.

  7. Bonnie Jefford

    Our deepest sympathies to Aunt Geraldine, Brenda, Joan, Frank and your families from the Vink family: Francis, Cyndi, Bob, Bonnie, Will, and Anne Marie.

    1. Janice Stratton

      Sincere condolences to you all, Aunt Geraldine, Joan, Frank, Brenda and families. Some of my fondest memories of Uncle Bob were as a kid growing up on the farm. I will always remember them.
      Love to you all
      Janice ❤

  8. The Sossi Family

    My family and I are saddened to hear of the loss of your father and husband. Thinking of you Brenda, Joan, Frank and Mrs. Crombeen.

  9. Our deepest condolences to Aunt Geraldine, Frank, Joan, and Brenda and your families. Our family extends our heartfelt sympathies. Beautiful memories of Uncle Bob throughout our childhood will forever be a part of who we are today.
    – love from Nellie, Wayne, Cathy, Pete, Joe, Bob, Nancy

  10. Thinking of you and saying for a prayer for Bob…. We can tell he was a great man based on our friendship with his amazing son. He has left a wonderful legacy in his family and I am confident that would have given him pride and joy in his final years. Blessings to all, Shannon, David, Gemma, Anna and Jacob – the Postill clan

  11. Geraldine & family: I have long ago memories of Bob being such a quiet “gentleman”. He was always kind to me. A hard-working guy who was well respected. Sincerest condolences to you……

    Marie (Snauwaert) Kemmis

  12. Cathy (and Michael) Martin

    To the Crombeen and Gerrits families,
    So sorry to read about the passing of Bob. I always enjoyed talking to him when he picked up audiobooks for Geraldine at Corunna Library and when I took communion to Geraldine. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Cathy (and Michael) Martin

  13. Michelle Anderson

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to our dear friend Joan and her family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Michelle & Rick

  14. We send our deepest condolences to Aunt Geraldine, Joan, Frank and Brenda. He will be saddly missed. We are all very sorry to hear of his passing. Love Marc , Tracey and Hudson

  15. Gilbert & Ricki Vansteelandt

    Geraldine & Family: We’re thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Gilbert & Ricki

  16. Mike and Janice Crombeen

    Our condolences to aunt Geraldine, Joan, Frank, and Brenda on the passing of Uncle Bob. May you find comfort in the many memories of kind, gentle man Bob was.

    Mike & Janice

  17. Brian Crombeen

    Our sympathies to your family………we always enjoyed hearing Uncle Bob’s big laugh!
    Brian, Elaine, Matthew, Emma, Charlotte, Jacob

  18. Dear Aunt Geraldine,Joan,Frank,Brenda and Families.
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bob. He (and your mom) always took the time to visit my Mom whenever they could. She loved their visits. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time. Hugs to all.
    Irene and Dennis Payne

  19. Dr. Mario Moscone

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. A true gentleman and a good friend to our family. May he rest in eternal peace. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

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