MASSE MEMORIALIZES BOB MONKS IN A STATEMENT IN PARLIAMENT

A Community Mourns the Loss of an Icon

OTTAWA, ON—With yesterday’s passing of Windsor’s iconic artist, teacher and historian Bob Monks, Member of Parliament Brian Masse (Windsor West) delivered a statement in the House of Commons in his memory.

In part of his statement Masse noted: “Windsor lost one of its treasures yesterday with the passing of the iconic Bob Monks. Bob—one of Windsor’s most notable citizens was universally loved, known to virtually everyone. His art can be found in our homes, offices and restaurants and truly represents a graphic history of the people and places that define Windsor/Essex. A charismatic man whose riveting ability to tell our stories made him a great historian, teacher and media personality.”

Bob Monks allowed Masse to share his work with every resident of Windsor West in his 2008 Community Calendar—another example of Monk’s kindness and community spirit. His memory will live on through his art which will offer some comfort to the friends and family who mourn his loss.

Full Statement:

Mr. Speaker

Windsor lost one of its treasures yesterday with the passing of the iconic Bob Monks. Bob—one of Windsor’s most notable citizens was universally loved, known to virtually everyone. His art can be found in our homes, offices and restaurants and truly represents a graphic history of the people and places that define Windsor/Essex. A charismatic man whose riveting ability to tell our stories made him a great historian, teacher and media personality. A piece of Bob’s art proudly hangs in my office and is a source of inspiration.

Bob was a man of impeccable class and kindness who allowed me to share his work with my entire riding in my 2008 community calendar. Windsor is deeply saddened with the news of his passing but we are comforted by the gifts he left behind. A piece of Bob’s art proudly hangs in my office and is a source of inspiration.

He will always be remembered for his art and his love for our local history but it is his incredible spirit that will be his lasting legacy.

I and my colleague from Windsor Tecumseh offer my condolences to the Monks family an entire community mourns with you. Thank you for sharing Bob with us.