In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Culbertson Fairley

Robert Culbertson Fairley
May 2, 1940 – November 29, 2023
Robert (Bob) Fairley passed away on November 29, 2023 after a week of exceptional care at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He is dearly missed by Joan, his wife of 59 years, his daughter Leanne and her husband Gilles, his son Scott and wife Cindy and their two daughters Paige and Alyssa. Bob grew up in Ottawa and Windsor. After graduating from the University of Toronto School of Dentistry in 1964, he chose Galt to set up his practice. As newcomers, he and Joan soon had a growing community of friends. A current member of the Probus Club, Bob began his involvement in organizations early on, from Kiwanis to the Galt Hornets hockey team. He remained an avid sports fan throughout his life. Professionally, he was dedicated to his patients and personally, he was an unwavering friend to many. From early on, he pursued his love of sailing – first in Niagara-on-the-Lake and later in Port Dover – and in recent decades, he enjoyed his time on the golf course. He treasured his November trips to Florida at Joan’s side as well as their many trips to Europe and farther afield. He was always equipped for conversation and loved to tell a good story. He will be warmly remembered by those whose lives he touched. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A celebration of Bob’s life will take place on Tuesday, December 19 from 1-4 pm at the Galt Country Club.