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Robert "Whoopi" Wentzell


Robert "Whoopi" Wentzell
Robert "Whoopi" Wentzell
Robert "Whoopi" Wentzell died at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital Veteran's Unit on Wed., March 17, 2021, at the age of 92. Born in Indian Point to Mary and Allen Wentzell, he was the youngest of 5 children.

He is survived by his son, Alan (Tiffany) Wentzell, Massachusetts, and his 2 grandchildren, Ben and Samantha. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Stella; and his 4 older siblings, Paul, Ben, Barbara and Kay.

Bob was always an avid fisherman and hunter and he loved the outdoor life. He and Stella bought land in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts in the late 1960s and created the Swan Pond Family Campground. They cleared the land themselves, with help of family, and built a lake on the property, which they kept stocked with fish. During this time, Bob worked as the maintenance supervisor at Harvard University. They owned and managed this campground until they retired in 1986, at which point they split their time between living in Indian Point and Naples, Florida.

Bob's niece, Bebe, states "God broke the mold when Bob was born". He truly was a unique individual, ready to share his opinions, often playful and mischievous. Life was not easy for Bob. He enlisted in WW11 and served in the Canadian Merchant Navy at the young age of 15. As a member of the SS Robert E. Perry, he became part of the invasion fleet that supported the Allied assault on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. The ships operation in support of Omaha and Utah lasted for 27 days. During this time, the ship and its crew underwent numerous attacks. Robert received the Legion of Honor in 2018 by the Government of France for his participation in the Normandy campaign. He remained close throughout his life to other veterans. He belonged to the Legion in Mahone Bay and also to the one in Naples, FL.

He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Veterans' Unit at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg; Royal Canadian Legion, Mahone Bay or Indian Point Cemetery.

A graveside Legion Service will be held 11am, Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Indian Point Cemetery, Old Oakland Road, Indian Point, Rev. Lee Simpson officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to family by visiting:

Please be advised, the office of Mahone Funeral Home is not able to receive memorial donation funds at this time due to COVID-19. Please inform the Family of your memorial contribution through our website. Your memorial donation payment may then be sent directly to a requested charity or charity of your choice.

Veteran’s Unit
c/o Health Services Foundation of the South Shore
90 Glen Allen Drive
P.O. Box 492
Bridgewater, NS B4V 2X6
Tel: 902-543-8065

Indian Point Cemetery
c/o Suzanne Hyson
11 Old Oakland Road, Indian Point
R.R.#2, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
Tel: 902-624-8720

Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 49
P.O. Box 162, 21 Pond St.
Mahone Bay, NS
B0J 2E0

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Service Date
Thursday, March 25, 2021