PHONE: 204.745.2045 | [email protected]
Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada

Findlay Robert web photoIt is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Rob on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Rob leaves behind his beloved wife Crystal and his beautiful daughter Kateryna; his parents, Blair and Thelma; his sister and family, Shauna, Jon, Andrew and Danyka; his brother and family, Mark, Loralee, Leah, Linden and Alex; his parents-in-law, Corrie and Ken; and sister-in-law and her family, Candace, Eric, Claire and Lucas. Rob was predeceased by his brother-in-law Nick.

Rob was a gentle soul and a man of few words, but when he spoke it was worthwhile to listen. He was a deep thinker and had a vast knowledge of any topic imaginable. He was a great listener, took everything in and thoughtfully responded when he was ready.

He was an avid curler and spent his winters travelling from rink to rink playing the sport that he loved. He also loved watching sports and always had the tv tuned to Sportsnet, no matter what time, day or night. He enjoyed the quiet of being on the lake and fishing with his family. He had recently introduced Katy to the sport…she’s a natural already.

Rob loved his chosen path of farming. He could be seen crop checking, cruising slowly, sun glasses on, while listening to his favourite songs. He was privileged to be able to spend every day with his dad, Blair, who was his mentor and best friend, doing the things he loved. It was also special to share in bringing in the harvest with Crystal right alongside him; she in the combine, he in the grain cart and the rest of the family nearby trucking, making meals and sharing in the miracle of working the land together.

Rob loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. He could be seen playing, teaching or attentively listening to whatever they had to say whenever he saw them. He always took time to make them feel special and loved.

Rob loved gardening and he and Crystal spent many hours canning their bountiful harvest from the garden. From jalepeno jelly to pickled peppers, there was always something new to taste test each fall. He also loved cooking and could whip up anything from a delicious cheese cake to slow smoked ribs. Both were passions he cultivated as a child while working alongside his mom, Thelma. You could always know that he and Crystal would provide you with a gourmet meal as well as great company.

Rob’s greatest loves were Crystal and Kateryna. He encompassed them with love, showered them with special gifts, and left notes of love and fond endearments around the house while he was putting in long hours in the field or running errands to let them know that he was thinking of them. He devoted his time to making sure that they were well taken care of and provided for. His eyes lit up every time he looked at Kateryna and his love for Crystal was evident by watching them interact together.

Rob had many friends that he had met through his many walks of life and has impacted so many people in some way with his calm, quiet and steady demeanor and wisdom beyond his years.

Rob will be greatly missed by all those that had the privilege of meeting and knowing him. He was truly a great man.

“And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker”—so God made a Farmer.”           –Paul Harvey

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 30 at 1:30 pm at the Carman United Church.

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up in Kateryna’s name at Access Credit Union.

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