Robert Schoots

Robert Douglas Schoots

Tuesday, March 6th, 1962 - Sunday, January 24th, 2021
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Schoots, Robert Douglas – age 58, of Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Passed away with his family by his side on January 24, 2021, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Ottawa, ON, on March 6, 1962, he was a son of the late Peter and Margaret (Ecker) Schoots. Robert worked for the Canadian Coastguard for over 31 years and even went on a history-making expedition to the North Pole for scientific experiments on global warming. He was an avid boater and loved the outdoors. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather whose grandchildren meant the world to him. Always willing to help those in need, he was known to be a jack of all trades and a bit of practical jokester, sometimes taking things a bit too far. His theory was that if he made you laugh, his job was done. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra Wells; daughters, Stephanie Schoots ( Nehemiah), Alberta, Krystina (Robbie) Aube, Alberta; sons, Cody (Megan) Wells, Rockville; and Joshua Wells; along with grandchildren, Elsa, Jacob, Hunter, Lucas, Kylie, Natan, Kataleya; and seven brothers and sisters. Besides his parents, Robert was predeceased by his sister, Odette. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A funeral service will take place Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 2 P.M. from Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. A.D “Bill” Newell officiating. Interment will take place in Chebogue Cemetery at a later date. In place of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the friends of Gilles Boudreau Cancer Help Fund. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited seating, and public health protocols will be in place. There will be a live stream of the funeral service on our Sweeny’s Funeral Home website. Online condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guestbook online at

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    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 2:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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    Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell
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    a later date
    567 Main Street
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Sonja Schoots

Posted at 10:55pm
My deepest condolences to Sandie and Robert's daughter and sons and family. Robert was a funny guy. He was quite the character. I remember when he came to Montreal, I don't think I have ever laughed so much. Robert my heart feels broken.
I miss you little brother. I will always miss you and love you.


Posted at 05:38pm
So sorry to hear of bobs passing such a heart break .I worked with bob for years at coast guard We served together on various ships. I.m so heart broken to hear of his passing
My condolences to bobs family .He will always be missed and his smile and friendship

Angela Schoots

Posted at 02:02pm
Uncle Bobby your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Such wonderful pictures. Your life looked full of love . There were decades between seeing you ,but every memory from my childhood passed my mind today. i wish i lived closer to have spent more time with you .Death is a challenge .It tells us not to waste time . i am deeply saddened of your passing . May you rest easy Uncle . always in my heart . my deepest sympathies to the family and everyone who loved him .

Michael Power

Posted at 10:38am
So sorry for the Schoots family. Thinking of you all. I remember meeting Robert after starting to work with Sandie at McDonald's. Almost always a smile on his face and some joke to pass on at the drive thru window.

Murray SpottedEagle

Posted at 04:43am
My dear Friend Bob . What a man , you sure are gonna be missed ! Especially down at the club . It’s gonna be a lot different driving down that driveway and not seeing you sitting on the picnic table or ‘working on your boat ‘ or sitting on a lawn chair having a yarn with PJ ! I’ll always admire you for what you believed in and that was treating people with respect and standing up for what you thought was right ! You was always there for me when I needed a hand , always ! Two things that will always stick well 3 , when you put my flag back up down at the club , when you & PJ came to my rescue when I broke down one night in the fog and you ended up hitting a rock pile yourself ! And the time you thought you broke your wrist messing with my boat trailer , trying to help me . I’ll never forget you and reflect on the memories of you when I’m on the river ! God bless you and the Family you leave behind ! Until we sail again peace brother , love ya !! 💔🙏🏻
Murray Robinson

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