Obituary

We are devastated to announce that Robert Eli Melnychuk passed away suddenly on January 6, 2020 at the Toronto Hospital, Western Division, at the age of 57.  He was predeceased by his mother, Carole; his father, George; and his brother, William.  Rob will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his partner of over 20 years, Angela. 

 

Here are the details for the memorial visitation:

Date:  Sunday, January 19, 2020

Time:  10:00am to 12:00pm

Attire:  Please dress casual as Rob would!

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert Melnychuk’s memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.  (Donation notices can be directed to Rob’s partner, Angela, at rip.rem.62@gmail.com).

Visitation

Date
January 19, 2020
Location
Cardinal Funeral Home Bathurst Chapel
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Service

Burial / Entombment / Cremation

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January 19, 2020
Tia DeAgazio
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Rob's untimely passing. I remember all the laughs we had together and his quirky sense of humour that matched my own. I remember laughing myself into wheezing fits and begging him to stop making me laugh. He was my go-to guy when I had an issue with my house or my car. Rob was a genius, who graduated Grade 13 at the age of 13, and graduated from U of T as an engineer at the age of 17. I was in awe of his intellect and I used to brag about him to my friends. I remember all the good times we had together, like our lunches at the Red Room, and our trip to KW to see Danny Michel, to name a few. Rob loved his Indie musicians. Food. Rob loved good food. He and Angela introduced me to so many restaurants, including Sneaky Dee's, back in the day. Who can pass Sneaky Dee's without thinking of Rob? Rob used to make up quirky lyrics to songs, and I still sing some of them, even changing the words for fun. There are so many memories of Rob that make me laugh, and now make me teary-eyed. Angela, my heart goes out to you. Rest in Peace Rob. Say "Hi" to Dr. Atkins who you said was up there in Heaven, eating white bread and sugar sandwiches.
January 15, 2020
Vikas Mehta
Please accept my sincere condelences on sudden and untimley passing of Rob. I worked with Rob at U of T for many years. Rob was my trainer at start of my career at U of T in 1989. I will always remember Rob to be a good person, polite, always willing to help and great colleague. I pray for his soul to Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Vikas
January 15, 2020
Hilda Andrade
My sincerest condolences on the loss of Robert. I worked with him at the University of Toronto for many years. When he left us I was saddened as he was a kind and soft spoken individual, who was always super nice to me. Robert is now with his parents and brother, reunited forever. Someday we will all be together. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a Treasure. RIP Rob.