Robert (Bob) Bladon

February 23, 1944 - August 15, 2023
August 17, 2023 4 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers
Robert (Bob) Bladon passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta. Born in Ottawa on February 23,  1944, he lived a life dedicated to family, service, and compassion.

Bob is survived by his beloved daughter, Deyra, and her partner Rick, as well as his cherished grandchildren Norelle, Daxon, and Danae Bladon. He leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will be carried forward by those he held closest to his heart. He is also survived by his brothers Bruce, Terry, Keith, Trevor, and Doug Bladon, who shared in his journey and adventures throughout life.

An early career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) ignited Bob's passion for aviation, a love that continued to burn brightly as he transitioned into a successful career in finance and purchasing. His fascination with planes and flight remained a constant thread throughout his life.

Bob had an incredible zest for life and a diverse range of interests. He found joy on the golf course, embraced the thrill of skiing, and engaged his strategic mind in intense games of bridge. Cars held a special place in his heart, reflecting his appreciation for craftsmanship and design. A natural problem-solver, he always found solace in fixing things, dedicating countless hours to helping others.

Beyond his hobbies, Bob's character shone through his kind and compassionate nature. He possessed an unwavering ability to put others before himself, a quality that defined his interactions with everyone he encountered. His advocacy extended beyond his family as he fought tirelessly for the rights of nurses and staff at his care home, embodying the spirit of a true champion for those who couldn't advocate for themselves.

Bob's gentleness and deep love for those around him created a bond that will forever endure. His legacy of love, selflessness, dedication, and empathy will continue to inspire those who knew him.

"True courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to embrace diversity and stand up for what is right, even when faced with adversity."

 His love touched many lives, and his memory will forever be a guiding light.
  1. Bob”s daughter Deyra did a wonderful job of portraying her father as a compassionate and wonderful soul. As his younger brother I enjoyed my lifetime with him and am so sad he has gone but he is no longer suffering. Bob had a wonderful sense of humour and went through his life dealing with adversities with panache. Val and I and our family will sadly miss him.We thank the medical staff who helped with his illness and also The good Samaritan Long Term care facility that looked after Bob for many years,we are eternally grateful for that care. Rest in peace brother

    Terry and Val

    • Being the eldest of six boys Bob never shied away from taking the lead in new experiences. As a child of the 50’s he could be seen liberally applying Brylcreem to his magnificent head of hair which he meticulously curved into an impressive ducktail, and completed the look with a cigarette dangling from his lips, only to be plunged into despair by one of Dad’s amateur haircuts. Bob was a generous and sensitive young man. He led with his heart which took a beating more than once. He was proud and a wee bit stubborn. When his health seriously failed the good folks at Samaritan Long-term Care patiently tended to his struggle back. Mom and Dad are hugging him now.

      • I don’t know why, but I was reminiscing last night and Bobs name came into my head. We worked together at Peplinskis Leasing, so I decided to look him up and was so saddened to read his obituary. Bob was a great guy and I loved his many stories and loving ways of always there to help people. He was a true gentleman. Love to his family.

    • Being the eldest of six boys Bob never shied away from taking the lead in new experiences. As a child of the 50s he was, on a daily basis, seen liberally applying Brylcreem (if “a little dab’ll do ya” was enough then more was better) to his magnificent mane of hair which he meticulously shaped into an impressive ducktail, only to be plunged into despair by one of Dad’s amateur haircuts. Bob was a generous, sensitive young man. He led with his heart which was easily wounded. He was proud and a wee bit stubborn. As Terry and Val have noted, when Bob’s health seriously failed the team at Good Samaritan long-term care patiently steered his recovery efforts.
      Mom and Dad are hugging him now.

Leave a message of Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *