It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of a wonderful husband, father and Papa, Robert, at the age of 62 years on January 7th,2021.
Robert was born March 6th, 1958, the youngest child of the late Art and Gladys Ward of Flaxcombe. Many people were curious as to how he was the only one in the family with red hair and he told everyone it was because seeing as he was the last child born his Dad had rusty pipes! Luckily he passed along that beautiful red hair to some of his grandchildren. He was raised on the family farm north of Flaxcombe. Robert attended school in Flaxcombe and Marengo, eventually leaving school early to explore life and get an education in his own way. He worked on service and drilling rigs for a few years and eventually settled in Edmonton. He loved mechanics and found a job at “The Auto Spot” where he mentored a 17 year old young man and they became life long friends. After a while he decided to try a different job and bought a tow truck and went to work for the city of Edmonton. During his time doing mechanics he met the love of his life, Kim Martin, who was hairdressing in Edmonton. We quickly started a life together that spanned almost 40 years. Roberts Dad came to Edmonton for a visit and convinced us to move home and go farming with his brothers Roy and Raymond, so he sold the tow truck, I quit my job and we left the big city. What a change for this city girl! The best part of moving back was the happiness Robert felt farming with his Dad and brothers. We eventually got some cows and chickens and we were off to the races!
We were married in Kindersley on August 11th,1984 and welcomed our first child Christopher in January, 1985. Our second baby bundle Alicia arrived in August 1986 and Nathan completed our family in February 1990. Life was good on the farm. The kids grew up happy and healthy and we as parents didn’t get too many grey hairs.
Robert loved to “bug” people, and he had an infectious laugh that we all loved. He was always trying to pull one over on his grandkids, and they would look at me and say “that’s not true is it Nana?”. So very many people are going to miss his “bugging”.
Robert leaves to mourn his passing his wife Kim, children Chris (Jenna), Alicia (Trevor Becker), Nathan (Jamie), his sweet grandchildren Madison, Dexter, Jordynn, Tucker, Kaycee and Piper, his dog Jack and his cat Garfield, brother Richard and family, sisters Eva, Marjorie, and Sharon and their families, the children of Raymond, Roy and Evelyn,
many cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Art and Gladys, brothers Raymond and Roy, sister Evelyn, nephews Donny, Doug and Gary, nephew David and niece Beverly, father in law Dan Martin and mother in law Dorothy Trickett.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kindersley Community Funeral Home and Crematorium. A private family service has been held.
Internment will be at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Diabetes Association of Saskatchewan or a charity of your choice.
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