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Robert E. DeLong


Robert E. DeLong
Robert Edward DeLong passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 4:45 am after a brief battle with cancer at the Waterville Hospital. Bob was born in Bath, NB on November 12, 1948 and was the son of the late Earle and Ainslie (Jensen) DeLong of St. Thomas, NB.

Bob leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Tracy (Ted) Martin along with two grandchildren Victoria and McKinley, also one brother Lee (Charmaine), sisters: Elizabeth (Don) Calhoun, Eleanor (Marvin) Hayes along with bother-in-law Reynaldo and sister-in-law Gail DeLong.

Bob was predeceased by his parents Ainslie (Jensen) and Earle DeLong, sons Benjamin Earle and Robert Gilbert who passed away together on a dark night in April 1986, sisters Barb and her husband Rick Hendley, Pearle Perez and brother Allen DeLong.

Bob was always a hard worker and started working in his teens for a farmer in Jacksonville then the trucking bug took hold, and he was on the road working for such names as Day & Ross and Sunbury’s along with private trucking companies. Bob worked for the Department of Transportation in New Denmark as well. Bob retired in 2015 to New Brunswick having spent his later working years in Ontario.

Bob was a Deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Lakeville as well as a Director of Grace Baptist Church Inc. In his spare time, Bob was a member of the Board of Directors of Carleton-Victoria PC Association. Bob was much involved in the community and loved His Lord and his family with a sincere heart. He will be so missed.

There will be a celebration of Bob’s life at L.R. Giberson Funeral Directors 207 Burnham Rd. in Florenceville on April 28 at 2:00 pm. Interment to take place in New Denmark where he will rest with his sons at the Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Grace Baptist Church, Lakeville would be appreciated.

Grace Baptist Church
2202 Rte 560
Lakeville Carleton, County, NB
E7K 1W8
Service Date
Sunday, April 28, 2024