Girard, Robert

Robert Girard

December 1935 – March 2021

 

It is with heavy hearts, and a deep sense of sorrow and loss, that our family announces the peaceful passing of a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Robert Girard on March 1, 2021 at the age of 85.

Robert was born the oldest of six children to Eugene Girard and Jeanne D’Arc Boucher. He was predeceased by his parents Eugene and Jeanne D’Arc,, brother Gilbert and brother-in-law Richard Schopff.  Robert is lovingly remembered by his wife Trudie, of nearly 59 years, and his three children Ronald (Rhonda) Girard, Lise (Michael) Paradis, and Wayne (Candyce) Girard. He is also remembered by his grandchildren Rory and Dana Girard, Tyler and Kaila Paradis, and Alex and Alysza Girard, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. Robert is survived by his brother Paul (Jeanette) Girard, and sisters Yvonne Schopff, Denise (Boyd) Aitkin, and Carmen (Jacques) Perron.

Robert lived an admirable life that was both dynamic and diverse. He spent his early years in Girouxville, Alberta where his family farmed for many years. After high school graduation, he wanted to continue with this occupation. Robert decided to go to Fairview College and receive his Agricultural Diploma. Shortly afterwards, he married the love of his life Trudie (Nolette) on November 24, 1962, and collectively they worked together to raise their family in a home that was filled with love, spirituality and a belief in a strong work ethic.

To supplement his income in order to get his farming operation started he constructed the Girouxville North Mutual Telephone Line and was linesman for approximately 12 years. During his farming career, of over 40 years, Robert and his wife also became rental property owners. Robert also found time to be an active member with the Alberta Agricultural Development Committee, Farm Adjustment Committee, and Farm Debt Review Board, as well as the Credit Union Board, Alberta Wheat Advisory Board, UFA, and was also Director & President for Agricultural Society. Robert was a

person who was always looking for new challenges in life and expanding his knowledge. With more than 30 years of project coordination experience in the farming and financial industry, he demonstrated throughout those years effective leadership, communication, and resolved many issues.

In his leisure time, Robert enjoyed travelling, skiing, fishing, camping, carpentry, reading, listening to music, taking walks in nature with his grandchildren, and generally spending quality time with his family.

Dearest Robert, we are so grateful and blessed to have had you in our lives as a spouse, a father, a grandfather, and as a friend. Rest peacefully in the comfort of the Lord, and your loved ones who have passed. We love you with an everlasting love.

Robert’s family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of the Westview Homecare staff for their compassion and thoughtful care. We also express gratitude for all others who showed kindness through thoughts, words, and deeds.

Cremation has taken place, and interment will follow at a later date. Furthermore, a private celebration of life is to be planned at a future time, due to present circumstances.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Women’s Shelter of your choice in Robert’s name.

 

I’ve planted many a kernel of wheat, welcomed many a morning sun.

I’ve eaten a dust and tasted the wind, and I’ve gotten a many a good job done.

I’ve climbed off the tractor with dirt on my face, and pain in my weary bones.

But somehow, I always can master a grin, when I see the light of home.

Where my family waits, and the love of my life, sets a table fit for a king.

With her smile, and a hug, and a good cup of tea, I know I have everything.

As I trudge once more through the field of my years, and separate the chaff from the grain,

I thank the good Lord, I can say in my heart that I’d do it all over again.

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Roman and Darci

Trudie, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Robert, Repose en Paix, notre ami et voisin!

Colette and Morley Sych

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Pauline and Randy Jones

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Husband, father, grandfather.
R.I.P. Robert.
Cousine, Pauline

Lawrence & Jean Foht

Trudie we pray that you are doing okay with you and your children that were blessed to have Robert as a Husband, a father and a grandfather and knowing now his blessed soul is at peace.

Rachel & Don Mason

Our sincere condolences in your loss , Trudy !
Our thoughts love and prayers are with you and your family. Robert was a great guy and a great Saskatoon buddy , quiet, but steady …what a guy !
Much love ❤️ & dear Trudy ❤️

Carmen Girard

Nos plus sincères sympathies à Gertrude ainsi que nos cousines et cousins de l’Ouest.

Nellie and Henry

So sorry for your loss Trudie and family. Robert was a gentle soul and will surely be missed. May God bless you and your memories give you peace .

Linda Doucette

My sincere sympathies to Robert’s loved ones. I have so many memories of time spent with your family when we were growing up. I remember him as a very kind man who always had a smile on his face.

Chantale Doucette-Chalifoux

Sorry for your loss. Although it’s been many years, I remember your dad always smiling and laughing. He was a very kind man.

Marcel & Paulette Monfette

Sympathies à toute la famille.a toi Gertrude spécialement.prieres pour le repos de son âme.

Lynn Blanchette

Lise, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

“Those we Love can never be more than a Thought away…
for as long as there is a Memory, they live in our Hearts forever.”

Hector and Angeline Goudreau

We are so very sorry for your loss Trudie and family. Robert was a good man and we were lucky to know him.

Dahrlyne Gariepy

Robert will be missed. I know his love will always be their for his loving Wife , children ,family and friends. I will miss our time together. Thinking of you. XOXO. ‘ Qui’

Marilyne Despins

Mes condoléances à Gertrude et à toute la famille. Soyez assurés de mes prières.

Léo et Henriette Laverdière

Nos sincères sympathies à Gertrude et famille. C’est une autre étoile rendu au ciel. -Léo et Henriette

Claude Anctil & Louise Trembly March 6 2021

Louise and I are sending the entire family our deepest
sympathy and may his sole rest in peace.

Lynn Redford (nee Anctil)

My sincerest condolences to Robert’s family and to all those who knew and lived him. Much love ❤️

Rob & Denise Ouellette

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.❤️

Edna and Brian

Awwww… my sweet neighbour. We both appreciated Robert’s laugh and his thoughtfulness. Miss you already. See you on the other side. Condolences to the whole Girard family ❤️

Loraine (Girard) Lewis

Men’s sympathies a la famille. Thought and prayers to you. Take care.

Denis & Edna Boisvert

So sorry to hear of the passing Robert our thoughts and prayers are with you

Medhat Nasr

Lise, Mike and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May you cherish wonderful memories of him for years to come. May his sole Rest In Peace

Brenda Haig

What a gem. I loved is commitment to truth, kindness and willingness to help always. Bless his soul, now free to soar. Yes he will be missed in the physical form, but listen, he is still here, guiding us and still willing to help. To Trudie, family and friends ETERNAL LOVE AND HUGS for your loss!
I’m so grateful we crossed paths.❤️

Ken & Cecile Dufresne

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincere sympathy.

Leonard & Louise Limoges

Our sincere & deepest sympathy in your loss Trudie! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

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