October 26, 2023
Robert Tubby
Robert Tubby
Robert (Bob) Gordon Tubby passed away on Oct. 15, surrounded by family at his home in Toronto due to complications from Parkinsons.

Bob was born in 1955 to Jean and Marshall Tubby, and grew up in Etobicoke, Ont., where he later enrolled in the Landscape Technician program at Humber College. While there, he met the love of his life, Mitzi. After college, Bob and Mitzi used their entrepreneurial prowess to build Arbordale Landscaping, followed Moonstruck Landscape Lighting 10 years later.

Bob was an active leader in Landscape Ontario for 40 years and served as the association's president in 2006-2007. Bob approached this volunteer role with great energy and excitement, and used his time to develop programs including Prosperity Partners, which helped landscape business owners to connect and help each other with similar issues and goals. He also volunteered for many years on the Communications Committee and the Building Management Committee that completed an extensive renovation of the building back in 2019.

On Jan. 12, 2016, with Mitzi at his side, Bob was awarded an Honorary Life Member of Landscape Ontario, becoming only the 12th individual in 43 years to receive the association's highest honour for his long standing individual contribution to the profession.

Bob enjoyed a busy life of work and play with plenty of golf, hockey, cottage weekends and travel in between.

He leaves behind his wife, Mitzi, his four children, Shannon (Daniel), Geneva (Mark), Kurtis and Blake (Samantha). He also leaves behind his sister, Sandra and his seven grandchildren Findlay, Aila and Maisey Chaplin, Leah and Colton Tubby and Robert and Elton Campbell Howes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's honour to Parkinson Canada.

Read more about Bob’s legacy online at HortTrades.com/bob-tubby

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