Robert (Bob) Harris

April 22, 2020 11 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with the saddest hearts we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Harris.

Bob entered the world on February 8, 1927 in Chinook, Montana in the family home which still stands today and soared away on April 14, 2020 from his home in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vi (Just) and five children. Gail (Keith) Sherwood Park, Kimberley (Derek) Prince George BC, Greg (Wendy) Ghost Lake AB, Garth (Tracy) Castlegar BC and Roger in Vernon BC. Bob is as well survived by 9 grandchildren, Jacob, Nathaniel (Rylee), Sabrina (Ryan), Chantal (Mike), Brandan (Laura), Samantha, Danielle (Devon), Rebecca and Liam and by 10 great grandchildren, Paislee, Brixon, Greyson, Lennix, Austyn, Preston, Capri, Beau, Isabella and Avery. Bob is further survived by our extended family Jazmine (Tarik), Myah, Ella, Brandy (Brandon), Gaige, Amber (Dalton), Conor and Lynn (Falardeau) Harris. Bob’s brother Bruce, sisters Shirley, Joyce, Faye and Peanut his furry four legged companion also survive him.

Bob’s passions were his family, woodworking, cars, long walks with Peanut and flying planes. Bob was a Mason with Empire Lodge #63.

Bob came to Canada at the age of three and lived on a homestead in Rangeland near Beaver Crossing Alberta. Bob lived through the depression and the war years helping with the farm and raising his younger brothers and sisters. Times were tough however the many experiences shaped Bob into the man he became and was.

Bob was a man true to himself and lived his life to those morals. Bob enjoyed a good “story” and many a laugh was had with his telling. Dad is our hero.

Bob was a Greyhound bus driver and was retired the last 30 years. Bob started with Sunburst in 1953, then Coachways and Greyhound. Bob had over 3 million safe driving miles under his belt on his retirement and many hilarious and at times courageous memories. Babies being born on the bus, massive snow storms with military members digging him out and miles of gravel roads.

In retirement Bob and Vi worked with many dealerships in Alberta delivering vehicles and along the way made many lasting relationships and friends.

Bob was predeceased by his parents LeRoy and Amy, siblings Lorraine, Quinton, Jack, Pat, Norma and Bill.

Due to COVID 19 a Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.

Should you choose to make a donation in Bob’s name the family would like them to go to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Division, Edmonton SPCA or the Canadian Cancer Society – Alberta Division.

  1. Vi, Keith, Gale and families. We send our deepest condolences to you all on the passing of Bob. He will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed our encounters with Bob and you Vi.

  2. Very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a friend and workmate for many years. He will be missed by all.
    Sincerely
    Bob & Sharron Hedberg

  3. We are very sorry for your loss. Bob was a friend and workmate for many years. He will be missed by all.
    Sincerely
    Bob & Sharron Hedberg

  4. Uncle Bob was truly an icon to all of our family. He was well loved & respected by us -in addition to the numerous colleagues he had through life. Although his beginnings in Canada were somewhat humble, he was very resourceful and encouraged his siblings the same. He had a vast zest for life; well travelled; knowledgeable; spiritual; mischievous; practical joker-but most importantly loved his entire family (including those estranged-never judgemental). He was a man of great character & strength. Uncle Bob was a wonderful son, brother, friend, uncle, grand&great grandfather-most importantly-loving husband to Aunt Vi for 65 years. He will be truly missed. To your loved ones, our sincerest condolences for your loss.

  5. We were very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. Our deepest condolences to you Vi, and your family. Our sympathy to you all.

  7. Dear Vi and Family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful man, who was always there to lend a hand and had a story to tell while helping. He made the world a better place just by being Bob. He will be kept in the hearts of many, we are thankful for having the pleasure of knowing Bob.
    Stan and Char Symes

  8. Vi and family Bob loved you and his family with all his heart and more.You and Bob had many happy years together and made a lot lasting memories That is very special. You have wonderful sons and daughters and their support will get you through this very sad time

  9. So sorry to hear of Bobs passing.My heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Vi.Lotsa Love.

  10. Vi, Kimberly, Derek and the Hebert, Harris family’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. It was a sad day when Garth called to say his dad had passed away. Our condolences to Vi and all the family. My family and yours have had many great memories together that I will treasure forever. Our thoughts are with you.

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