Bob was the son of John Stewart McTavish (1891 – 1968) and Edith Mary Cameron Rowan (1901 – 1954) of Newmarket, Ontario. He was born in Newmarket on October 25, 1923.
He married Helen Elizabeth “Betty” Warner in the mid-1950s. They had one child:
- Living daughter
Bob died in Oakville, Ontario on March 6, 2001 and was buried in St. Jude’s Cemetery in Oakville, next to his beloved Betty.
You can visit his grave (virtually) here.