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“To a friend and fellow CPCo retiree, may God be with you. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Don Elgas

“I will always remember Uncle Bob as a quiet yet blunt man. He was a piller to me when I was growing up. I will miss him dearly. Love Always...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Cynthia Bosecker Vazquez

“To The Family Of Robert Cook, Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you. Kim & Hailey ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Kim Beckman - Houston, TX

“sorry i couldnt make it to the memorial my thoughts and prayers are with you all. He made my life know what a good father figure was without him i...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: sharon wedding eldridge flint, MI

“To Pauline, Karen, Brenda and all of your family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have our deepest sympahty. Love, Mike, Terri & Ben ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Mike, Terri & Ben Mackey

“To Aunt Pauline, Karen, Brenda and all of Uncle Bob grandchildrens our deepest sympathy and prayers goes out to all of you at this time. Uncle Bob...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Roland & Jan Chandler

“Karen and families: Thinking of you in time of sorrow. Sincerely, Jane Campbell ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Jane Campbell - Marquette, MI

“Dear Karen, Mike and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Al...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Al and Marge Hendra Ishpeming, MI

“My thoughts and sympathy are with you at this time. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Thelma Coyner - Prudenville, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Sarasin - Marquette, MI

“I Grew up with Mr.Cook bieng my nieghbor for years..I thought of him as a Grandfather .. I will surely never forget all the storys he would tell me...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Kasik - Grayling, MI

“I loved you like a grandfather. I have known you two since I was a todler. I just wanted to say i am sorry, and I will miss him greatly. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Sheryl Kasik - Prudenville, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. What a wonderful and difficult gift you gave your parents to care for your Dad at home. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Andrea Ford - Skandia, MI

“We love you and will miss you greatly. You guys have been like family to us. You are a strong woman, and can make it through this difficult time. ...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Linda & Russell Kasik

“We are deeply saddened for you and your family. Bob will be truly missed by us. Love, The Robinson's ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Richard,Kathy and Beth Robinson

“Pauline, Brenda, Andy and all others who loved Bob: You are all in our prayers and have our deepest sympathy at the loss of your husband, father and...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Larry & Marjorie Riekofski

“We will always cherish our times together - especially pinochle and fishing. You are our two very best friends and we will miss Bob too much to...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Bob and Penny Ancel - DeWitt, MI

“We were sorry to hear about Bob. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very trying time. He was a great guy and someone who loved to sit...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Mark and Joan Nachtman

“Karen, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Mary & Jerry DeMarse ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Mary DeMarse - Marquette, MI

“Canoeing on the Manistique R. And Playing cards, And hanging out. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: El & Norma - Munising, MI

“Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: June Wickstrom - Marquette, MI

“Karen and Family...These long very hard times will give way to memories and joys that you will treasure for all time...Our sympathies to you. Bill...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Bill and Patti Nemacheck

“I'm very sorry to hear of Bob's death. He was very helpful to me and the Resorter while he served as Denton Township Fire Chief, always a gentleman,...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Hamp - Houghton Lake, MI


Robert E. Cook, 73, of Prudenville, died early Tuesday morning, June 5, 2001 at the home of his daughter, Karen, in Trenary after a short illness.

Mr. Cook was born April 5, 1928 at Mount Rose, Michigan to the late Asa and Marie Cowles Cook. He was a 1946 graduate of Houghton Lake High School. On February 7, 1948, he married the former Pauline A. Rising and together they recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Robert retired from Consumers Power Company in 1984 after a long career with them. He was also retired from the Denton Township Volunteer Fire Department as Fire Chief.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Higgins Lake and Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge #1982. In his spare time, Robert loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline A. Cook of Prudenville; two daughters, Karen Michael MacLachlan of Trenary, MI and Brenda James Finch of PennYan, NY; two grandchildren, Christa Michael Cook-Chiaurro of Edwardsville, IL and Andrew Finch of PennYan, NY; one great grandson, Anthony Chiaurro; also several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death besides his parents were siblings, Leslie Cook and Bernita Chandler.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2001 at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Higgins Lake at 11 a.m. with Pastor Carl Heidel and Pastor James Cousineau officiating. There will be no visitation.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a gift for the Tree of Life at the Upper Peninsula Cancer Center at Marquette General Hospital, 420 W. Magnetic St., Marquette, MI 49855 or St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, 2936 E. Higgins Lake Drive, Roscommon, MI 48653.

Relatives and friends are encouraged to sign Mr. Cook's guest book at www.canalefuneral.com

The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Canale Gwinn Funeral Home
96 E. Stephenson Avenue Gwinn, MI 49841
Tel. (906) 346-4000
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