April 26, 1941 - February 24, 2018
Robert Arthur Chauvette died peacefully on February 24, 2018, at the Royal Alexandra hospital in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 76 years after a brief, but courageous, battle with cancer.
Robert passed away surrounded by family. He will be sadly missed by his wife Vivian; children Carol (Ervin) Strap, Norm (Donna) Chauvette and Michel (Brenda) Chauvette; grandchildren Ryan, Kyle, Mark, Nicole and Stephen (Kahylin); step grandchildren Devon and Kyle; step great grandchildren, Juliet, Brianna and Lionel; siblings Marguerite Clark, Juliette D'ambrosio, Maurice (Barbara) Chauvette, and Susan (Gerald) Nolan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert was predeceased by his parents Albert and Victoria Chauvette and brother Roger Chauvette.
Robert was born on April 26, 1941 in High Prairie, Alberta to Albert and Victoria Chauvette. He married his soul mate Vivian Boisvert on October 12, 1962.
Robert grew up on the family farm just south of Donnelly, in northern Alberta. At the age of 18, he acquired his first half section of land which was full of bush, and that began his first true calling in life, a farmer working the land. He joined forces with his two brothers Roger and Maurice, and together (Chauvette Brothers) acquired more land, acquired land clearing equipment, and forged ahead as early entrepreneurs and farmers. After several years, Robert took over the family farm and land clearing business, raised his family with his values of hard work, a zest for life and family, and a love of sports. He farmed for over 20 years and eventually moved to the Edmonton area with his entrepreneurial spirit in tow, where he started a trucking / logging / gravel hauling business, and eventually a roofing contracting business. Robert was never a stranger to hard work, and never shied away from any challenge. Robert enjoyed playing baseball with the Donnelly Cubs as a pitcher, travelling the world with his wife Vivian, and camping with their extended family at Lake Isle for over 30 years. Robert also had a passion for curling, with a highlight being when he won a gold medal at the National Blind Curling Championships in Ottawa as a coach.
The family would like to thank all who visited with Robert and all those that offered their prayers and support in his final days. They would also like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Royal Alexandra hospital for their quality care and kindness.
Celebration of Life
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday April 29, 2018
Jasper Place Legion
10427 - 174 Street Edmonton, AB
Alberta Cancer Foundation, Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2
RIP Uncle Robert. You will be missed. Your joyous and fun nature made growing up quite an experience. The joy you showed with your family and brothers and sisters made my youth memorable.
I just want you to know that I thank you for that.
My deepest condolences on the loss of your lifetime husband, my heart goes out to you and your family, may god bless you and speed the grieving process for you and help heal your heart!
All our love
Debbie Durocher and family
Aunt Vivian & Family. Deepest condolences to the family in the loss of a wonderful fun loving guy. Rest in peace Uncle Robert. We will miss you. Always remembered & in our hearts.
Phil & Doreen Morgan
To my Hero
Dad, you held my hand when I was small
You caught me when I fell
You’re the hero of my childhood
And my later years as well
And every time I think of you
My heart still fills with pride
Though I’ll always miss you Dad
I know you’re by my side
In laughter and in sorrow
In sunshine and through the rain
I know you’re watching over me
Until we meet again.
May you rest in peace, my dad, my friend, and my hero.
My deepest condolences to Vivian, Carol, Irvin, Norm, Donna, Michel, Brenda and all his grandchildren. I share in the sorrow of losing my big brother. His sisters, Marguerite, Juliette, Susan and his brother Maurice will miss him terribly. He is now in heaven with his big brother Roger, mom & dad and several nieces and nephews. I am relieved that he is no longer suffering. I love you Robert and may you rest in Peace
We would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss.
We always enjoyed our visits at Christmas when we all got together at Norm and Donnas.
Vivian and all your family. I am so sorry for all of you, as Robert was such a great person, Husband Father and Family man. He will be missed by many. The Lacourse family is here for you.
The Broken Chain;
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name, in life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did no go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Love you so much Carol!
Uncle Robert you will be missed, we all love you very much and loved the laughs and memories we will have with you forever, and there are a lot. Aunt Viv, we are all here for you no matter what you need, Norm, Carol and Michel, we love you and are here for you too
My deepest condolences to the Chauvette family
I am honored and blessed to have known Robert. He was truly a blessing in many lives. His smile and laughter brought joy to everyone who knew him. He was a fantastic Pepere to Nicole and Stephen and will be remembered for his kindness and the love he gave.
Rest In Peace Robert xoxoxo
Uncle Robert ,
You always greeted me with a smile and genuine conversation asking how things were going . You were a breed of man that is getting rare . A true insperation and a class act .A guy who came with a smile no matter how tough the situation right until the end . Your going to missed ,but never forgotten . Happy Trails . God be with you .
To Mrs. Chauvette, Carol, Norm and Mitch.
Bill and I send our deepest condolences to your family!
Vivianne, Norman, Carol, Michel and all your family
We were so saddened to hear of Robert’s passing. We will remember Robert for his friendly and joyful personality. Mostly at family reunions where he usually won the horseshoe or lawn dart tournament. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.
Dave and I wish to offer our deepest sympathy to Vivian and the rest of Roberts family. Robert and Vivian were dedicated supporters of blind curling and their love and enthusiasm radiated every Saturday…Rest in peace Robert, you will be missed.
Love Leora Jevne and David Erno
Vivian and family, we wish to send our condolences to all of you for the loss of your caring husband, dad and granddad. We have known Robert since he was a young man and we always appreciated his friendliness and positive outlook on life. Bob courage a toute votre famille.
My deepest sympathies to the family, Robert was a great friend on and off the blind curling ice, I will miss him so much. Rest in peace Robert.
With deep sympathy from our curling teams in Saskatchewan, we will miss Robert. We hope with time the loss will ease. We will all miss him. He was a true friend and a great curler. We will all be here for you Vivian.
Dear Vivian and family. My deepest sympathy fro your loss. I only met him for a short time in Costa Rica. He was a wonderful kind man.
We were saddened to hear of Robert’s passing and offer Vivian and family our deepest condolences. Robert was a loved member of the matrix of our extended family, and he will be missed. May you find comfort in the cherished memories of the precious moments that you spent with him throughout your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Vivian and family
We are so sad to hear of Roberts passing.
We are thinking of you and sending you love.
Love Louise and Terry
Emilie and Ken
Pat and Pat
From Cecile Marcoux and Family – To Vivian and family, we send you our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time but know that your friends and family are feeling your grief. Take care.