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Rob Gamble Mr.

d. January 14, 2017

Robert (Rob) David Peter Gamble died of prostate cancer on January 14, 2017 at Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, Ontario. He is survived by his wife, Lela Shepley-Gamble, and their son, Ethan Younghill Gamble. In 1972 Rob began living year-round on Cache Lake in Algonquin Park. He was an employee of the Department of Lands and Forests from 1970 through 1981; he ran the Opeongo Canoe Centre, manned the access point at Kingscote Lake, was a Park surveyor as well as an Interior Park Warden. In 1983 Rob established a contracting business in Algonquin Park where he provided on-lake services. He had the propane concession from Superior Propane, built cedar and canvas canoes (which he learned from Clarence Bouges), and, over the years, was involved in the building, renovating, and repairing of many cottages, bunkies, and docks. (1983-2013) In June 2016 Rob was the recipient of the Friends of Algonquin Directors' Award, which "honours those who have made significant contributions toward the appreciation of Algonquin Park." Rob was an active member of SGI-Canada, the lay organization of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. Rob's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville, Ontario. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rob's name to either The Friends of Algonquin Park: P.O. Box 248; Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0 or SGI-Canada: 2050 Dufferin Street; Toronto, Ontario M6E 3R6.

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