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Robert 'Bob' Ernest Schmidt
April 8, 1954 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Bob was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan to John and Betty (Cook) Schmidt on April 8, 1954, and passed away peacefully at his home in Pincher Creek, AB.
He lived in Davidson, SK until he was 3, then briefly in Kamloops, B.C. when his family moved there in 1956. From Kamloops they moved to Pincher Creek, Alberta, where Bob resided until his death, except for short stints in various places for educational or work purposes. Bob attended Matthew Halton High School, then later, after gaining his high school equivalency requirements, he graduated in 2006 cum laude (with distinction) from Belford High School at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, British Columbia, excelling in calculus. He initially worked on the rigs and also locally as a gravel truck driver, and eventually as an offshore driller in the United Arab Emirates, and in Liberia and Panama as an offshore driller and assistant rig supervisor, and won many awards and certificates of accomplishment for his work. Suffering a heart attack in 2012, Bob was not able to recover enough to return to Dubai, and retired in Pincher Creek. Being a very able mechanic, Bob's interest in restoring cars and other vehicles was well known. He was a very jolly and friendly fellow, and a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend, with faults and flaws and a bit of grumpiness found in all of us, but very well loved and now very much missed.
Bob is survived by his older brother John (Trudy), and their children Nate and family, daughter Cindy Castillo and family; and by his older sister Judi Schmidt and her daughter Libby Hengerer, as well as many cousins and their families.
A very special thank you to neighbors and friends, Sariah, Tyson, Sylas, and Lux, and to Jes at Eden’s Funeral Home for your compassion and help, as well as your guidance and assurance.
Rest in peace, dear fellow. Your laughter and keen and quick sense of humor will never be forgotten.
A gathering of the immediate family and friends was held at Eden’s Funeral Home in Pincher Creek, Alberta, on Saturday, October 28th, 2023, to say goodbye and to share stories and tales of our personal and shared experiences with Bob.
Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.