Dec. 28, 1929 – Dec. 25, 2021
Robert passed away peacefully at his home in St. Albert on Dec. 25, 2021, at the age of 91 just days before his 92nd birthday. He had been in palliative care at home with the return of metastatic prostate cancer since February 2020 shortly after his wife passed away from advanced Alzheimer’s. His niece, Karen Tabor, who has been his primary caregiver during this time said he was a man of great faith so perhaps the timing was perfect for him.
Robert was predeceased by his wife Emily on March 4, 2020, his brothers Donald, Leonard, and Gordon, his mother Mary Stasow, stepfather Matt Luzko, father John Stasow his brothers-in-law Tony Saliwonchuk and Ralph Armstrong and sister-in-law Mary Saliwonchuk.
Robert and Emily had no children however they enjoyed their numerous nieces and nephews who have many fond memories of their visits to the farm and to their residence in St. Albert. Robert was particularly close to his nephew Rick Stasow from Slave Lake who maintained close contact with him over the years.
Robert and Emily were married in 1960 after which Emily taught at several schools for a few years until the responsibilities of their farming operation in the Reno district of Peace River Country took over. Over the years they took great pride in maintaining an immaculate garden and farm site while running a mixed farming operation. Robert and Emily retired to St. Albert in 1995 to live in a house designed by Emily and contracted and built by Robert – again maintaining an immaculate yard and garden. They were fortunate to have been a part of a beautiful community of neighbours and friends and will be missed by many including their bankers, pharmacists, doctors, and home care givers – truly making friends everywhere they went.
Cremation has taken place and an interment in the Little Prairie Cemetery in Peace River Country will take place sometime next summer. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross though www.redcross.ca.
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