CANTON — Robert E. Turnbull, 65, of 2 Harding Drive, Canton, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday evening, Jan. 6. He was born in Exeter, N.H., a son of Robert E. and Margaret R. Turnbull. He was a graduate of Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute in the electrical/mechanical program and was employed at General Electric for 31 years. On Dec. 10, 1978, he married Mitzie A. Warnecke, in Hartland, Vt. Mr. Turnbull was active in the Masons and belonged to Whitney Lodge 167, A.F.& A.M, Canton. He loved his family, golden retrievers, classic cars and Harleys. He was an avid Doug Flutie and New England sports fan, as well as a faithful watcher of Fox News.

He is survived by his wife, and best friend of 40 years, Mitzie, of Canton; his mother, Margaret Frost, of Topsfield, Mass.; son, Nikolaos “Nik” Zesson Turnbull, and his wife, Lisa (Holmquist), of Peru, and their children, Nikole, Leah, Abigail and Raven; son, Derek Franklin Turnbull, and his wife, Cari (Olson), and their children, Alex and Blake, of Cumberland; daughter, Lindsay Turnbull Berry, and her husband, Brandon, of New Gloucester; and daughter, Brittany Leigh Turnbull, and her companion, Alija Sejdic, of South Portland; sister, Joy Anne Thompson, and her husband, James, of Oklahoma. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Wallace Frost.

Condolences and tributes as well as a memorial video may be shared on his memorial wall at

Robert E. Turnbull

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