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Robert "Robbie" Moore
Peacefully surrounded by his loving family it is with tremendous sadness that the family announces the passing of Robert “Robbie” Moore, age 67 of Sarnia on Friday, January 7th, 2022.
He was the loving companion, best friend and husband of Cheryl Kohut and proud and most loving father of Erin Kameka (James) and Wesley Moore (Leah), and devoted step father of Ashley and Arley (bonus daughters) and cherished Papa of Lenox, Rocklan, Kai, Stevie Joy and Azlan. He was predeceased by his parents Dr. Wesley Moore (1987) and Jean (Garvin) Moore last month.
Robbie was born in Sarnia on May 3, 1954. He attended the University of Michigan for four years on a hockey scholarship where he acquired the NCAA record for most saves by a goaltender in a career. He also went on to play for the University of Western Ontario. He signed with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1978 and played in the NHL and AHL until he moved home to raise his family in Sarnia.
When Robbie moved back to Sarnia, he made a career working at Imperial Oil for over 30 years. He was a proud and incredibly successful hockey coach to many young people in the community where he left a positive impact on people’s lives and met countless lifelong friends along the way.
Robbie was a devoted family man and an avid golfer. He spent his retirement enjoying time with his grandkids, taking trips to Florida, winning almost every match on the golf course, and working on his green thumb. He had a very infectious personality and left a lasting impression on the lives he touched no matter where he was in the world. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and to all who knew him.
Charitable donations made in Robbie’s memory to Autism Ontario, 707 Talfourd St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 1S1 or at https://www.autismontario.com would be appreciated. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. A celebration of Robbie’s life will be announced at a later date.
The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photographs or messages of condolence may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca
We are saddened to hear of Rob's passing. We played with Rob in Nashville and he was a great friend. So many wonderful memories! Sending hugs to the Moore family, we know he will be greatly missed.
Lindsay and Dottye Middlebrook
Dottye Middlebrook Jan 15 2022 10:34 AM
Dear Cheryl and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Robbie\'s passing and offer my sincere condolences.
Like so many of our teammates, I became a good friend of Robbie\'s during our peewee, bantam, and midget hockey years. Wes, Jean, and Robbie treated us as if we were members of their own family. Whether it was an invitation over to their house to play, or a ride in the backseat of their car to away hockey games, an invitation out to a restaurant, or an inclusion on a family vacation, they made you feel special!
As we grew older, hockey seemed to take us our separate ways. Although we haven\'t seen a lot of each other over the past number of years, the times that we did meet up, it was like we hadn\'t missed a beat! His big smile, his laugh, his sparkle, his fun-loving and caring personality were infectious! I take comfort in many great memories with Robbie, both on and off the ice.
Jamie Hislop Jan 13 2022 4:03 PM
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Jamie Hislop Jan 13 2022 3:46 PM
Cheryl and family I am so sorry for your loss. Much love and strength to guide you all through.
I had the privilege of playing with Robbie my first 2 years at Michigan. I always will remember Robbie in a few ways: what an athlete! So in shape! He was fierce competitor...he wanted to win. Such a confidence about him. Cared for his fellow teammates and he knew how to have fun. I really looked up to Robbie and he had a positive influence on me and no doubt many others who got to know him.
Again I am so sorry with Robbie's passing but I am grateful that our paths crossed.
Ben Jan 12 2022 5:31 PM
Cheryl and family,Robbie and I reconnected after 40 years and a lot of miles. We hooked up on the east coast a few times when he was playing for the Maine Mariners , then on the golf courses around Sarnia this past decade .We always had a great time golfing and sharing tales on and off the course. Our son Andrew is a huge Michigan fan and Robbie was so thoughtful to give Andrew some Michigan memorabilia. Dorothy and I were so saddened to hear of Robbie's passing and send our heart felt condolences Cheryl.
Rod MacDonald Jan 12 2022 4:12 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about this great loss. He was a wonderful man. Thinking of everyone during this difficult time.
Lea and Shawn McAuslan
Lea Jan 12 2022 2:06 PM
We have you and family in our prayers.
Dave and Janet Greenwood
DAVE GREENWOOD Jan 12 2022 12:27 PM
Cheryl, Wes and Erin
I have known Robbie since we were 13 and he played hockey for my dad Ron Hill , since then he and Dad had a long standing friendship. Every time I ran into Robbie we had a great conversations and he always told me to tell dad he was his favourite coach. My husband Bruce was also a goalie on several teams with Robbie so of course they always had to talk about the good old days. Robbie was a true gentleman and great guy, his absence will be missed by so many. Sending our deepest sympathies to all.
Ruthann & Bruce Aberhart
Ruthann Aberhart Jan 12 2022 11:31 AM
To say I'm shocked would be a massive understatement. I know of very few people who were more full of life than Robbie.
Obviously, I knew him his entire life as his father and my father were brothers. As young children, when our parents were out at a Century Club event, we stayed overnight at our grandparents' (Harry and Elizabeth Moore) house on Maria Street. Our grandfather would walk us to the Georgian Shop, where we would buy comic books, pop, cheezies and anything else that our hearts desired. We would go back to their place, watch tv all night, build forts out of the beds and laugh ourselves to sleep.
Although, over the years, we fell out of touch by living in different provinces and countries, in our hearts, we were always together.
I will miss you, my cousin. We were as close to brothers as we each could get.
Cheryl, Wesley and Erin, Robbie may not have been tall in stature, but he was a giant among men.
Mike and Roz Moore
Mike Moore Jan 11 2022 9:45 PM
So sorry to hear the passing of Robbie. He was an all around nice guy. We enjoyed talking about goaltending and all the memories from our younger days. Our condolences to the family.
Larry and Cheryl Lucas Jan 11 2022 7:37 PM