Robert Herman Quimby of Claremont, NH, died in his home surrounded by loved ones on February 17, 2018. He was 76 years old.
Bob is survived by his loving family, Sherry Johnson, Johnnie McPherson, Camden McPherson, Ella Rose Johnson, Stormy Meyette, Ronald Giles and Mark Ferland, and his best friend Brenda Foley. Bob is preceded in death by his dear friend Kerry Blanchard.
Bob was born on July 22, 1941, in Newport, NH. Bob was 9-months-old and only 9 lbs when he was admitted for medical care. Once discharged he lived in foster care until admission to Laconia State School in October 1950. Thirty-five years later Bob was discharged to staffed residences through the agency now known as PathWays, for the next 22 years. In July 2007 he moved into his forever home. This home transitioned to a family setting when Sherry Johnson became the home care provider
Bob was born dependent on others to guide him and care for him for life. It took him many years to find his person, his home and his family. Once he did his whole world changed. No longer just a survivor but also a thriver. The last ten years of his life were his best years. To know Bob was to love Bob. Even if you knew him for only a moment. And for every moment longer the love for him grew.
Bob came into this world small and fragile and Bob left this world small and fragile. But he will always be remembered for his big presence and the mighty love he leaves behind.
A celebration of Bob will be held on March 9 at 2:00pm at 526 Mains St. Claremont. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bob’s honor to Turning Points Network, 11 School St. Claremont, NH 03743 and/or consider participating in this year’s walk along with Teams Thunderstruck, “It’s all about Bob” and TLC Family Resource Center.
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