- 67 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 17, 1947
- Date of passing: Feb 15, 2015
|Let the memory of Robert be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert Fournier, 67, who was born on June 17, 1947 and died on February 15, 2015. He was a loving partner, son, brother, uncle and friend. Please share your memories of Robert with your stories, photos. In this way we can expand our hearts with love and help relieve our sorrow.
"Today is the one year anniversary of Robert's death. I miss him so much and I cannot believe its been a year already. I have recently been scanning old photographs to be saved for kids, grandkids and future generations to use and I've seen a lot of new (old) photos of Robert. It warms my heart to look at these and remember my loving brother. I've found letters from him in the boxes of memorabilia I've dug through to find old photos and it's so great that Robert did write quite a few letters to me over the years. He was so positive and hopeful - even when he was down. I love and miss you dear brother!"
"Hey Robert J- today is your great niece's 3rd birthday-Teagan. And today is the day that Abe called in a very long time. What a day! I thought of you because you & I talked about this and I wanted to tell you! I wish I could call you. But you know-you know. That's enough for me. I was with August Gene and Elliot today - Jens twin boys. They are 5 now and I wish you could play with them like you did with Jen. They are so fun. We collected aluminum cans on a walk with Papa Chuck. The boys love to "stomp" cans. (Flatten them!) you always liked that frugal streak of Chucks-you had it too. We all miss you."
"Happy Birthday Robert - today was the fabulous day you were born! Hooray! You must have been such a wonderful first baby for Mom and Dad - and so close to Father's Day too. I think of all the wonderful times we had as kids - and as adolescents too. I will never forget when you accompanied me and my friend, Sandy, to Miami Beach for my high school graduation. What a hoot! Mom and Dad would not let us go alone - so funny. We had a blast. I think we rode the bus! I remember pool jumping and so many other things. There was a locust "event" in Homestead, Florida, where we got the bus and the buildings and ground were completely covered in locusts....it was crunchy to walk on. So gross! Of course they just flew in one night on OUR vacation. Crazy insects!
I've missed you so much today - it was a gorgeous sunny day and on my walk I stopped and thought how much you would have loved the day. So green, so sunny and warm - the air fresh and lovely. I wished you could be on my walk with me-maybe you golf in Heaven! with Dad.....
I talked to Joy today and the lovely family you left behind - and they are missing you today and of course there will be the very difficult Father's Day to get through because of course, you treated all of Joy's family with such love and sweetness. My dear, dear brother - I celebrate your life today - you gave to your family, your country and your wonderful Joy.
I love you & miss you so.
(ps - thank you for sending me a special rock - I take you everywhere I go....)"
"While on my walk in the woods today, I thought about the heart chakra -as I've been reading about how our heart can be open or closed. I thought about Robert because he always seemed like his heart was open. I thought about how vulnerable you would be if your heart were open and how you could really be hurt. My brother thought the best of others and trusted everyone. He was often hurt. I hope he is an angel now because he suffered enough hurt here on earth to last forever. I love you Robert, and I miss you."
"In speaking with members of Joy's family and Joy, I've discovered over the last month how much they loved you and laughed with you. I am so happy that you had a family who loved and accepted you and that made you happy. And you also helped many of them -Joy, her children, and their children in educational endeavors, with financial help and you were generous and helpful with them all. I am so pleased they all got to know what a sweet and generous person you were. You helped man of us in our family too - in so many ways. Thank you."
"Happy St. Patrick's Day Robert! I know you were clean and sober over 36 years and that you were very proud of this. I was very proud of you also - you came back after so many tough circumstances. A true Irishman! (well 1/2 Irish - but on St. Paddy's day everyone's Irish!)
Its been a month since you've passed and I dreamt about you last night for the first time. It was incredible. I miss you."
"My uncle Bob was an extraordinary man. He was so full of love and joy and was a blast to have around. I remember seeing a taxicab pull up in front of our house when I was a little girl and wondering if someone famous had arrived...and it was my famous Uncle Bob! He was so much fun and I remember during one visit he had bought a few scratch tickets at the local 7-11 and he won! So, he borrowed my mom's silver Honda stationwagon and we went down and cashed in the winner, sat in the car and scratched...and he won again! This went on several more times and I just remember how delighted he was! He was like a school boy on Christmas morning. I have always remembered this time I spent with him and will cherish it always. My uncle Bob was a sweet, caring man and I loved him very much."
"Speaking of lighting a candle - Robert's life was made brighter by his loving partner, Joy. Together they laughed and shared so many lovely days and their love and support for each other halved their troubles.
These two people made the lives around them brighter too because their love for each other shone outward to their friends and family."
"Robert was a caring son. I remember when Mom told me that Robert was flying her to Italy to share in his life there for a month. She was on cloud nine! To go to Italy and visit the churches and Rome was the trip of a lifetime for her - one Mom would not have imagined more magical. She wrote lovingly of her stay at Robert's villa in Brindisi, and their trips on the weekends to cities and churches. Robert was happy to make Mom happy. He treated her to surprise visits on holidays~never mentioning he was coming but showing up in time for dinner! He and Mom and Dad golfed quite a lot and they shared many hours over the years at different golf courses. Robert was the only child I knew who could watch golf on television with his parents. A real sweetheart!"
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