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Robert James Kathen

October 31, 1936 — August 1, 2023


KATHEN, Robert James – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at the age 86 years.

Robert Kathen of Pembroke, formerly of Westville, Nova Scotia, husband of the late Jenesta Kathen (nee Hancock).  Loving father of Robert Fitzgerald (Karen), Greg Fitzgerald (Katie), Melissa Best, Belinda Sawyer (Dale), Harry Kathen (Gloria) and Colleen Kathen.  Fond Grandpa of David, Timothy, Paul, Amanda, Tony, Michael, Christopher, Ryan, Stephanie, Jodi and Alisha and Great-grandfather of many.  Dear brother of Angela Huckabone and Janet Severin.  Predeceased by son Marshall Fitzgerald, daughter Kathy Kuczynski, brothers Nelson Kathen and Louis Kathen. 

Respecting Robert’s wishes, cremation has taken place.   A private family memorial service was held.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor appreciated.  Online condolences and donations available at

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