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Hollands, Wallace Robert ‘Bob’
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in his 91st year.
Bob will be deeply missed by his devoted wife Nancy (Sanders) of 8 years. Predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth “Betty” of 52 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Joanne Hollands (David Eyre) of Amherstview, Dr. Robert G. Hollands (Carole Wears) of Newcastle, England, and Scott Hollands (Lori) of Napanee, as well as his stepchildren Lynda Travis (Joshua) of Napanee and Lynn Nava (David) of Arizona. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Corey (Kayley), Brooke (Jose), Joe (Nina) and Shawn (Danielle) as well as his great-grandchildren Gauge, Drake, Isaak, Arlo, Reed and Christopher. He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, many other relatives, and friends. Special brother-in-law to Pat Sloan of North Bay and Geraldine Atkinson of Montreal. Special friend and mentor of Morris Kimmett.
Predeceased by his parents Wallace and Katherine Hollands, his brother Horace Hollands (Dorothy), his brother-in-law Jim Atkinson and his first wife Elizabeth Hollands.
Bob was a weightlifter, bodybuilder, semi-professional baseball player, hunter, storyteller and purveyor of bad jokes, lover of ice cream, smooth talker, softball, and hockey coach and so much more. Bob loved to dance, listen to country music, and especially join his son's playing guitars on the deck at the family farm. Bob was also famous for calling referees during a sports game "You Donkey" as many will remember. He’ll be missed and remembered with much love and affection by all who knew him.
Bob and Betty started Hi-Ridge Farm in 1958 after moving from Brantford Ontario. They raised Border Collies and Suffolk Sheep on their land and loved every minute of it. As a legacy to Bob and Betty the farm remains in the family, with Scott and Lori.
Bob went into hospital confident of the promise given to him by Jehovah his God of a time when the earth would be restored to a paradise, and death and sickness would be no more (Rev. 21:3,4) He lived his final years in dedication to his God in hopes that all would learn of his wonderful promise and join him there.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Milestone Cremation Service, Napanee. Memorial donations made in Bob’s memory to the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences, photos and memories can be shared at www.milestonecremation.ca