In Memory of




Obituary for Bobby "Woodsy" Woods

WOODS, Robert (Bob), “Woodsy” - Mr. Bob Woods passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Guelph on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 68. Pre-deceased by his parents Richard and Catherine (nee King) Woods, his step-brother Vinnie (R.C.A.F.), and brother Ricky. Bob will be truly missed by his extended family and tremendous circle of friends.

A lifelong Gryphon and passionate chef, Woodsy was the manager of The Brass Taps at the University of Guelph for decades, he co-owned and managed a local catering business as well as several local restaurants including the Aberfoyle Cafe at the Aberfoyle Flea Market for many years. An avid reader and fond admirer of visual and musical arts, Woodsy was responsible in hosting a wide variety of artistic talents at the university and the city of Guelph. Bob formed a partnership with three friends known as “4 Neat Guys” who owned three race horses. His favourite “Step-King” was a repeat winner providing years of enjoyment. Bob always appreciated bringing joy to young people in particular the children of his friends and relatives. This quality encouraged many years of service for Big Brothers Guelph.

Friends are invited to the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin Street North, Guelph on Saturday, July 6, 2019. VISITATION FROM 10AM to 11AM. A service and celebration of life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11a.m. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Lounge. Burial of cremated remains to take place on a later date at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. Memorial donation to St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Guelph) or Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences can be made at