Robert D. Laurin

Robert D. Laurin, 88, of Houston/Clear Lake passed away with his daughter at his side on April 28, 2022, at his home. He was born on November 22, 1933 (11/22/33) in Cornwall, Ontario (Canada) to Percy and Nellie Laurin.

Robert is survived by his: daughter Christine Laurin; nephews, Mark Paquette (Ronald) and Paul Paquette (Cheryl); niece, Susan Betts (Dave).

Robert graduated high school and moved to the United States. Two years later he brought his longtime girlfriend, Jeannette, who he knew since childhood to the United States and married her. Jeannette and Bob were married for 41 years until her death in 2000, when she lost her battle with cancer.

Bob and his partners opened Truesale Construction where they built apartment complexes. When he relocated to Houston, they changed the name to South Key Builders. He built custom homes and did remodeling until he retired in his late 70’s.

Bob was a funny, generous and kindhearted man. He was known to his friends as “The Milk Man”. Bob was the New York American Dairy Association’s milk model. Bob was an avid body builder until his early 80’s and once came in 5th for Mr. Canada.

A memorial will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Crowder Funeral Home – Chaple, 111 East Medical Center, Blvd., Webster, TX 77598, 281-280-9000. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Robert’s memory may do so to Alzheimer Association, 6055 South Loop E, Houston, TX 77087 (ALZ.ORG).


  1. Bob was a good friend to me the short number of years I have known him.
    I referred him as bad Bob, because he was quite the jokester. I will miss him greatly.
    My prayers will be with you Christine and any help you may ever need.

    Lana Huckabay
  2. Bob was my uncle and when my father passed away Bob filled in as my second father. I remember many 40 hour long non-stop car trips from Houston to Ottawa, Canada 🇨🇦 when we laughed at the silliest things which was induced by sleep deprivation. Good times.
    In 1970, Bob taught me how to drive a manual transmission on his 1969 Jaguar convertible. Bob was a successful builder who liked Cadillacs and Lincolns which he owned several of. When he lived in Rochester, New York he became known as Bobby Cadillac and had a strong physical resemblance to John F. Kennedy which created some interesting situations.
    Uncle Bob, thanks for the memories
    Nephew Marc Paquette

    Marc Paquette
  3. I only knew Bob for a short time but he was delightful and funny. I really enjoyed spending time with him. He will be missed.

    Tammy Gonzales

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