Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gary Robb obituary

Gary Robb obituaryGary McEachren Robb - July 27, 1942 to May 8, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Robb at his home on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Christina Robb and his wife, Bertha. Gary is survived by his sons, Corey (Cindy) and Allan (Carissa), six grandchildren, Nerissa (Joe), Kathleen, Karalyn, Joshua, Cash and Rayna; one great grandchild, Weston; two sisters, Georgina (Ed) and Diane (Joe); and his mother-in-law, Alice Grasby. Gary was born in Saskatoon and was raised on a farm ten miles west of Saskatoon. He farmed with his dad and in 1966 married Bertha Grasby. They built their family home across the road from where Gary grew up. Gary worked first at SaskPower and then moved to SaskEnergy where he worked until he retired in 2000. While working, Gary also took over the family farm and continued to farm with his sons until 2002, when a health scare made him realize it was time to enjoy life. Gary spent many evenings watching hockey, ball, and car races. In 2006, he took his first bus trip to Alaska. In 2008, he did a cross country trip to the east coast with some of the friends he made on the Alaska trip. Gary also became very involved with the Coronary Artery Rehabilitation Group and spent many mornings walking at the field house. From morning breakfast and coffees with his friends, to watching his grandkids during different sports activities, to buying new toys for the farm for both himself and the grandkids, Gary lived his life with great joy and happiness. He will be sorely missed by both family and friends. Public visitation will take place Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 8:00 9:00 p.m. and the Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, first right past Briargate Road, Saskatoon, SK). Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends and family so wishing may make donations in Gary's memory to CARG, c/o Coronary Artery Rehabilitation Group (2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2W4). Condolences may be sent to www.hillcrestmemorial.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Kenneth Scheirich

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