Robert CLELAND

CLELAND Robert William Cleland passed on October 13, 2005 in Red Deer, Alberta. Bob was born and raised in Weyburn Saskatchewan. After high school, the war was on and Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He made several trips, over a four year period, across the Atlantic in convoy duty searching for submarines. After the war, Bob went to University in Saskatoon for one year and then returned to Weyburn to work with his dad (Bill Cleland) in the Cleland Funeral Home. Bob and his wife purchased the Funeral Home in 1955 and sold it, along with the Estevan branch, in 1970 to move with his wife and family to Red Deer. He took a four year carpentry course and worked at various job sites around Red Deer, including four years at the Canadian Airforce base in Penhold. He will be remembered by his wife Hazel of Red Deer, a son Brad (Deb) in Red Deer, a son Eric in Saskatoon, and a daughter Abbey (Duncan) in Dawson City Yukon. He is also remembered by his three grandchildren, Kirsten (Brad) Christopher and Michelle (Eric), his brother Jack (Ruth) from Regina, and his sister Marlene (Barry) Ross of Yorkton, brother-in law Doyle (Val) Thomas of McTaggart, as well as several nieces and nephews and an extended family. Bob’s brother Alec passed on in 2004. Bob had a very strong spiritual connection and he maintained a dignified and uncomplaining acceptance of his illness. Red Deer arrangements were in care of Parkland Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are invited to a burial service at the Hillcrest Cemetery, in Weyburn Saskatchewan, with the Royal Canadian Legion in attendance, on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. Tea to follow at the Knox Presbyterian Hall at 2:30 P.M. Weyburn arrangements are in care of Fletcher Funeral Chapels.


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