Robert Arnold Porter passed away at the Saint John Regional
Hospital, Saint John, N.B. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Rob was born December 18, 1968, in the town of St.
Stephen. He was the son of Mary Dolores Porter (nee Guitard)
and the late Arnold Keith Porter.
People who didn’t know him and only saw a large and
muscular man may be surprised to learn he was also a kind and gentle
soul who couldn’t crush a spider and was constantly rescuing
them from the house and his wife’s broom. His two
German Shepherds, Jasper and Maggie, will miss him dearly as he was
their constant companion. He loved boxing, weightlifting, public
speaking, and he loved helping others find and become the best version
of themselves. He was forever philosophizing and giving sage advice
and, in his life and work he did indeed make a difference in many
He found his purpose and he believed that there is no greater
thing in life than family and purpose. He was also a huge
Toronto Maple Leafs / Blue Jays fan, despite all the ribbing and
teasing from his wife and kids that they wouldn’t ever bring
home the cup or victory.
He was a husband, father, son, brother, teacher, coach,
mentor, leader and friend. Rob is survived by his wife and
partner of 33 years, Laura Lynn Porter and his children and best
friends, Lyndsay Elizabeth Porter, Erin Irene Porter (Matthew
Mackenzie) and Alexander Robert Arnold Porter and by his mother, Mary
Dolores Porter, his sister, Kimberley Moses (Joseph), and by his
special nephews and niece, Ryan, Jacob and Abigail Moses. He will also
be forever in the hearts of his boxing and weightlifting buddies at
Porter’s House of Pain Boxing and Training.
His passing has left a huge hole in the lives of his family
and in the community that can never be replaced. But at
least we can be reassured that he now walks with his father Arnold and
his uncle Roger and other family and friends that have
A celebration of Rob’s life will be held at The
S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St.
Stephen, N.B. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 2 PM.
In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate donations in
his memory to the Charlotte County SPCA (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/charlotte-county-spca/?mprompt=1
) or Neighbourhood Works/ Warming Shelter (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E357478QE&id=4)
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