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Farewell, Bob!

January 14, 2022

Farewell, Bob!

It is with great sadness that we have learned the passing of our great friend, Robert Mironowicz. Bob grew up with Sun Youth and was with the organization for 54 years, as a basketball player with the Clark Street Sun, and then as a volunteer, first a football coach, then as a board member since the early 1990s and finally as President of the Board in 2014 until his sudden passing on January 7th.

Bob was a passionate, generous, sensitive and funny human being who cared about the success of young people and changed the lives of countless others during his lifetime. He took over the reins of our organization, following the illness of his former coach and long-time friend, Earl De La Perralle.

Bob was a go-getter who did not accept defeat and during his mandates as President of Sun Youth’s Board of Directors, he put his talents to work to ensure the future of the organization. We will be eternally grateful to him.

On behalf of Sun Youth employees and volunteers, as well as all those who have been directly or indirectly positively impacted by his volunteer involvement over the past 4 decades, we wish our deepest condolences to his wife Jennifer, his sons Tim and Scott, as well as his friends and family.


“My condolences to his family. Bob convinced Earl to let me play running back, and that fateful decision changed my life.”

K-Law Lawrence

“Thank you Bob for all you have done for youth football in and around Montreal. You helped guide me in forming the Stallions. On behalf of the St Lazare Stallions Thank You. Rip”

Anson Williams

“Bob was one of my coaches at Sun Youth about 40 years ago. He was a great guy. Also had a smile on his face. Gone too young. Condolences to his family. RIP Bob.”

Erminio Zappitelli

“My first football coach!! Too many great memories!! RIP Coach Bob!!”

Bruno Petrilli

“Rip Bob, you were a great man that changed a lot of children’s lives. My deepest condolences to his family and all who knew him.”

Crystal Garcia

“Bob and Earl, two of the best Men I have ever known. Rip Coach Bob and thank you for all your life lessons that I draw on today as I give back because you first did …”

KJ Kenemy

“Great man for the Organization. Irremplaçable ! RIP and thank you for your générosité Robert.”

Donnald Asselin

“Our deepest sympathies to the Family. From all the Cougars”

StLeonard X MidgetCougars

“May you rest in peace my friend my condolences and to your family.”

Elizabeth Cathy Menkiw

“Deepest condolences to Bob’s family and friends. He had a good heart and meant a lot to many. RIP Coach Bob.”

Celena Scheede-Bergdahl

“He was a tireless worker, volunteer, nice guy and most important, a friend. May he Rest In Peace!”

Jimmy Zoubris

“R.I.P. Condolences to family and friends of Bob.”

Marilyn Collins

“So sad he was a great man.”

Lisa Perrault

“I am so sorry for your loss my deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

Haida Paraskevopoulos

“R.I.P Bob”

Antoinette Silcott

“Condolences to his family. Rest In Peace coach.”

George Fragias

“R.I.P Mr. Bob”

Spiros Korizis

“My condolences to Bob’s family and friends of SYO.”

George Delatolla

“My sincere condolences to the whole Sun Youth family.”

Jennifer Hannan-Smith

“My deepest condolences to Sun Youth and his entire family.”

Effie Vassilas

“RIP Bob”

Joe Victor Raposo

“He was my first coach back in 85 a great man. RIP coach.”

Angelo Kritis

“My condolences to his family and friends. Sun Youth has lost another cherished member.”

Joseph Sztrikacs

“Rest in Peace Coach.”

Brian Smith



“My deepest condolences to all the family and friends.”

Ernie Pompa

“Rest in peace.”

Jay Cavallo

“Very sad news Bob was a great person and a great coach I played for bob and coached with Bob he was instrumental in my choices as a young man growing up my career is a result of having people in my life like Bob very sad news my condolences to his family.”

Sam Maniatis

“Rip 🙏🏽 Thank you and you’ll be missed!!”


“I was very sad to hear this. My condolences to his wife and both sons.”

Eric Kingsley

“My condolences to the Mironowicz family. RIP Bob !!!”

Gerry Pelletier

“RIP and may the family find peace and serenity in this difficult time.”

Denise Rivard

“So sorry for your loss always sad these moments his spirit will still live among you all.”

Frances Arseneault

“Rest In Peace Bob.”

Sophie Roy

“RIP coach.”

Damianos Dennis Pitselis

“My condolences to his loved ones.”

Watson Henry

“My condolences to his family and loved ones. Peace to his soul.”

Fenia Jeudy

“My sincere condolences to the organization’s friends and family. A man who leaves a great void in our lives.”

Sylvain Viau

“My sincere condolences to Bob’s family, to the members of the Board of Directors and to the whole Sun Youth Organization team.”

Manon Landry

“My condolences to the whole Sun Youth family and to his loved ones!”

Daniel H. Lanteigne

“Our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Robert😢”

Sharyn Cadot

“Sincere condolences to his family and to the friends of Sun Youth.”

Danielle Bélanger


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