Robert H. Guibord, age 87, an outstanding Father (4), Grandfather (9), Great-grandfather (12), brother, uncle, and remarkable friend, passed away at his residence in Temecula, Ca surrounded by many of those who loved him on August 1, 2010. Robert (“Dad Bob” to many) a former resident of Flint, MI was born to Wilmer & Florence Guibord in Bemidji, MN on October 14, 1922, and was the eldest of 4 siblings including Lois Carmack (Bill), Patricia Harrington and Doris Guibord (deceased). Robert entered the Army Air Force in December of 1942, achieved the rank of Tech Sergeant, and was deployed overseas to Europe. In Oct 1944 he was awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge as a member of a Veteran B-24 Liberator Bomber group stationed in Italy and was cited for “outstanding performance of duty in armed conflict with the enemy.” He was presented the Air Medal with three Clusters and a Presidential Unit Citation. He completed 50 Air Offensive combat missions as a side gunner and radio operator in battle zones throughout Europe. Dad Bob’s loyalty, work ethic and service to others did not stop with his discharge from the Army Air Force. He went on to live and love his way through life, deeply impacting and imparting wisdom and grace to those who crossed his path. With his Wife Mary, they raised 3 children: Sally Bright (Barry) of Fenton, MI – Robert W. Guibord (Joyce) of Temecula, CA - and Cindy Stockton (Mark) of Linden, MI. He was a devoted employee of TRW in Redondo Beach, CA where he worked for 26 years. Known for his joyful, easy going and often flirtatious nature, he made it easy to call him a friend.A Memorial Service will be held at England Family Mortuary on Saturday, 8/14 at 10:30 AM, located at 27135 Madison Ave., Temecula, CA, 92590. (An additional Memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date).Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Hospice of the Valleys 25240 Hancock Ave Ste 120 Murrieta, CA 92562 Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be sent to Hospice of the Valleys 25240 Hancock Ave #120 Murrieta, CA 92562. Services: 10:30AM at England Family Mortuary on Saturday, August 14th, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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  1. Both Donna and I had the pleasure of working with Bob for many years at TRW.We had some great times together and some real good lunches. He was always upbeat and considerate. Always talked about how proud he was of his kids. A good man.

  2. Dad Bob was so fun to talk to. He always listened with his heart. You could see the love he had for his families and friends. He has touched alot of people and will be missed.

  3. I am blessed to have had DadBob as a friend and as an adopted grandfather. I will miss him dearly, What’s your favorite color today DadBob?

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. I always looked forward to seeing him at the open houses when he came to Flint these past few years. He was always happy and smiling. I have to mention those marathon card games he had with my mom, Lois and Bill. They all enjoyed them so much. We will miss him.

  5. I am so sorry to hear that Dad Bob passed away. He lived a long and fulfilling life, and touched many along the way! I remember when I was very young, interviewing him and learning about his service in the Air Force for a school project. I was pretty shy as a youngster, but was very comfortable when he chatted away, fascinating me with all of his stories. Most of my memories of him are at the river, sitting halfway submerged in the water with a cold brew, yammering about how much energy us kids had, and how we couldn’t sit still. He could joke with the best of ’em and put a smile on anyone’s face. I feel lucky to have had Dad Bob in my life.

  6. I am very saddened by Uncle Bob’s passing. He was a warm and friendy man with many interesting stories and experiences to share. My deepest condolances go out to his sisters, children and grandchildren, and all those whose lives he touched.

  7. I have a great picture of Bob sitting in my living room so I can remember him as he was, looking so healthy and having a great time. I will miss our 8 hour card games of pinochle every week when he came to visit. Loved him and will miss him dearly. Sister, Pat

  8. I miss dad-bob. he was the best grandfather anyone could ever have. i miss u all very much. i hope to see the whole family at the funeral! I lov u dad-bob.

  9. I was saddened to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. He was such a happy, outgoing person so full of energy. It was always good to see him when he would come to Michigan. I always seemed to interrupt one of their marathon card games with my visit but I always received a great big bear hug and kiss. He will be missed.

  10. My happy memory of Dad Bob was how truly happy he seemed to see me when I would come and spend the night with Sally and the entire Guidbord family. Some of my fondest childhood memories was in their home. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  11. My memories of your dad, dad-in-law, grandpa, spouse and brother are of a huge smile, persistent love and a deep joy for life. He seemed to love all us O’Dea kids as his own and struggled always to remember each of our names, spouses and kids. He regularly got it all right, too – that was quite a feat in itself! And he’d want to know “what’s going on with you?” It makes me smile. My dad and mom loved Bob dearly and he was always (as were you guys) included in the events of our lives when he was in town. You each are a wonderful legacy to him and his life and I am so happy to have known him. I will pray for the repose of his soul and peaceful remembrances for you all. God bless you. Peggy and Bob Stein

  12. On behalf of the entire O’Dea family, I wish to express our condolences. Bob and Mary were best friends with our parents and we grew up having great times with the Guiboards. Mom cried as she heard Bob was dying. We love you all. We’ll be in touch.

  13. We send our condolences to the whole family. Dad Bob was an important part of our family also. If we can do anything for you, please let us know.

  14. We were so sorry to hear that Bob had passed away & want to express our condolences to his children & their families as well as his sisters ,Lois & Pat . I have many fond memories of Bob when we were growing up, especially on Seneca St. It was always nice to get together with him when he came to Michigan to visit after moving to California. He will be missed. Jeanette & Ray

  15. We would like to send our deepest condolences to family members and friends. I have very fond memories of Bob and his many visits to Pine Lake during the summer months, his gentle and kind and friendly demeanor. It was always a pleasure to speak to him and I know he enjoyed the time spent here in Michigan with Barry & Sally and with his other family members. I will miss him.

  16. Well all miss dad-bob very much. I still cant beileivehes gone.I loved him soo much . he was a very sweet man . I hope to see the whole family there. i love u all soo much. i miss u dad-bob . i miss the whole family see u soon.

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