On July 7, 2022, Robert David Smolkin passed away peacefully at the age of 86, with his family by his side. Son of Sam and Ruby Smolkin, he is survived by Roslyn Smolkin, his wife of 59 years, children Mark Smolkin (Tina Tao), Heather Linton (Bruce Linton), grandchildren Leah, Tate, Max, Omi, and several nieces. He was predeceased by his younger sister, Evelyn Hillman.
Rob was born in Montreal, Quebec and attended medical school at Queen's University. He was a dedicated family physician in Ottawa for 46 years beloved by his many patients before retiring in 2011. In his spare time he was an avid reader, CFL fan, windsurfer, tennis player, skier, houseboater and musician. Rob loved nothing more than to be surrounded by family and a good meal.
Graveside service will take place at 11 AM on Sunday, July 10 at Jewish Memorial Gardens - Osgoode Cemetery, 6549 Herberts Corners Rd., Greely, Ontario.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.
To view the Funeral Service LiveStream, please use the link below:
Sunday July 10 and Monday July 11 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm at 18 Qualicom Street, Ottawa