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Robert Michael Davis


Robert Michael Davis

Robert Michael Davis 1942-2020 Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Monday, September 7, 2020 at age 78. Beloved husband of Colleen. Loving father of Beth Sarmiento (Martin), Mike Fietje (Diane), Steve Davis (Nellie), Jon Mark Davis (Sarah), Mark Fietje, Martina Brubacher (Dave), James Davis (Kayla). Dear brother of Margaret Unsworth of Australia. Cherished grandfather of 14 grandchildren and loved by many siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Len and Nancy, and first wife, Marg. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Rob found Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade in 1959. He came to Canada at age 23 and married Margaret Promney in 1967. They worked with Overseas Missionary Fellowship in Japan and Singapore. Marg passed away in 1982. Rob married Colleen Fietje in 1983 and they moved to Singapore with 7 children in 1984. The family returned to Canada in 1990. Rob joined the staff of Forward Church and served in his favourite role of his career as the minister of pastoral care from 1994 to 2003. He then worked at children's homes in Kenya for 4 years with Hope Story. Upon returning to Canada, Rob enjoyed continued service with OMF, Hope Story, Forward Church, Cambridge Pregnancy Resource Center (DAWN), prayer ministry and mentoring men. In his younger years, Rob loved many sports pursuits and sailing. In his later years, he loved spending time with Colleen praying, reading, loving his expanding family, and living out his life verse, Matthew 6:33: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." A memorial service will be held at Forward Church, 55 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3pm. Registration and live stream video details below. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to OMF International - Canada, 10 Huntington Blvd, Scarborough, ON, M1W 3S5. Those who wish to attend the memorial service at Forward Church are asked to register at

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Service Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2020