Robert CONNON

CONNON Robert (Bob) Connon passed away January 24, 2006 at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 79 years. Bob was born in Elgin, Scotland on May 14, 1926. In 1927, he immigrated to Canada with his parents Charles Sr. and Margaret Ann and nine brothers and sisters. They settled on a farm west of Bowden. He began his schooling in the Gordon School District and then attended the Little Red Deer School from 1939. Bob loved to play ball and hockey in his younger days. He enjoyed working for Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Market in Ponoka as a yardman for approximately 40 years. When he took holidays he went to his sisters west of Innisfail to enjoy the farm and to go fishing. He also spent his Christmas holidays with the family every year. Bob is survived by 2 sisters, Kay Stigings of Innisfail and Jean Middlemiss of Calgary; 3 sisters-in-law, Margaret Connon and Jean Connon of Innisfail and Gwen Connon of Cochrane and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 5 brothers; John Dean, Charlie, Bill, Jim and George Connon; 6 sisters, Betty Hibbert, Elsie Connon, Janet Heywood, Margaret Allan, Gertie Curtice and Anne McGill. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 3, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Chapel with Rev. Margaret Lange officiating. Inurnment will be held at the Innisfail Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.metcalffuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to METCALF FUNERAL CHAPEL 4200 49th Avenue, Innisfail, AB. Phone 227-3123.


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