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Obituary for Robert John Sloan

Robert John Sloan

Robert John Sloan (Rob to friends) died the morning of January 29, 2022, with his family by his side, after a yearlong battle with cancer. During this challenging time, he also endured the loss of his wife of 36 years, Mary Jane Woods, in September 2021. No couple was more loving and devoted.

Rob was born December 24, 1956 (the day before his wife) in the Weston neighbourhood of Toronto, the third of five children to Warren and Barbara Sloan (née McIntyre). He met his future wife when they were high school students working at Loblaws, and their relationship survived and thrived through her own health struggles. Rob spent the first half of his career in marketing at Connaught Laboratories (now part of Sanofi) in positions that had him travelling the world and meeting colleagues who became lifelong friends. In 2004, Rob returned to his first love of teaching, joining the faculty at Conestoga College in Kitchener as a professor of marketing. Right up to his retirement in December, he remained excited by new ways of teaching, and enjoyed watching his students prosper.

In a note written shortly before his passing, Rob said, “I’ve been a very lucky man with a loving wife and son, wonderful friends and a couple of rewarding careers. Who am I to complain?” He is survived by three siblings, his son Will, and Will’s partner Dancy.

Rob's family will receive relatives and friends from 10:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday, February, 1, 2022 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:00pm. Those who are unable to attend the service are invited to join the family via live stream with a video tribute beginning at 12:45 PM at
Guests are required to RSVP to attend the visitations and service through the funeral home website or by calling the funeral home.

Interment to be held at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, 305 Erskine Ave., Toronto on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022, at 11:00 AM.

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