Douglas Mathias Robb

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Our family sadly announces the passing of Douglas Mathias Robb. Our husband, father, grandad and taid, left us on August 2, 2018 at the age of 92.   He will be missed by Jean, his wife of 66 wonderful years of marriage; his sons, Darrell (Pam), Cliff, and Ian (Mary and son Kyle), his daughter Alison (Moe), his grandchildren, Carly (Jonathan), Ryan (Roxy), Trevor (Jenn), Jessica (Tim), Olivia (Nick), and Stephen, and his great grandchildren, Ryker, Kinley, Bennett, Sophie, Sawyer, and Mason.

He was predeceased by his mother Cissie, father Douglas, siblings, Ron, William and Jean, and his daughter in law, Debbie.

Doug was born in Cornwall, Ontario and moved with his family to Wales when he was 12. After serving in the British Army in Burma, Doug returned to the United Kingdom and met and married Jean in 1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Shortly after their wedding, the newlyweds moved to Edmonton and except for a small stint in Stettler, Alberta they have made Edmonton their lifetime home. Doug will always be remembered for his keen sense of humour, his dedication and loyalty to his family and friends, and his service to the United Church and community. He will be missed.

A Memorial Service celebrating Doug’s life will be held on August 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Ottewell United Church, 6611-93A Avenue, Edmonton.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the medical staff of the University of Alberta Hospital for which their care has allowed us to share Doug’s life for another 16 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doug’s honour may be made directly to the University of Alberta Hospital or to the Ottewell United Church. If you care to do this, I’m sure Doug would like to thank you by saying – “Bless your cotton socks!”

 

 

 

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Ottewell United Church - Edmonton

6611 93A Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 0X1

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David Huculak

I remember those many early mornings when Mr. Robb would be jogging out of the crescent on his daily run and that was before anyone else was into running. He was a pioneer of that healthy activity. I also remember his cheerful smile and gentle laugh. As I recall, he also painted the big Argyll sign on 66th Avenue. He was a true gentleman of the neighbourhood.

Joe and Carolyn De Franceschi

Jean, we so much appreciate knowing you and Doug through the CASE activities. We especially remember the stories Doug would tell during the Wednesday morning CASE breakfasts. He always got the whole table roaring with laughter. It seems like not so long ago when Doug participated in the CASE exercise events, including volleyball. We will miss him and we offer our condolences to you and your family.

Garry & Judy Lane

To Jean and family, So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, sending along our most sincere condolences to you and your families. We remember fondly our time spent working with Doug at Flint Canada Inc. A true gentleman. Peace be with you.

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