McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

MARSTON – Robert Higginson

January 22, 1921 – February 19, 2010

With sad hearts, the family of Robert Marston announces that he passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre in Cochrane, Alberta, on Friday, February 19, 2010 at the age of 89 years.

Bob was the beloved husband for fifty-seven years of the late, Jean (Ramsay) Marston. Bob and Jean were married on August 22, 1949 and started farming in Airdrie. They then moved to Bearspaw in 1951 where the family farm remains today. He will be lovingly remembered for loyalty to family, friends, and neighbours, along with his determined character and strong sense of work ethic. His love of the land, raising cattle, and being a farmer were prominent throughout his life. Bob took great pride each year selling his calves with the M brand at the Calgary Stockyards.                                                                                                                             5
Dad will be fondly remembered. He was one of the last original dairy farmers of the Bearspaw area, and will be missed by all.

Bob is survived by his daughter Maureen and her two children, his precious grandsons Shane and John Ramsay (J.R) Garyk.

Bob was predeceased by his wife, Jean (2007); his first daughter, Caroline (1957); his oldest daughter Margaret (2008); and his oldest sister, Emily Duncan.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE., on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca . The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Bethany Care Centre in Cochrane, who became a loving part of Bob’s extended family. Also for the compassionate and outstanding nursing he received there since his arrival last October. Special thanks go out to his loving caregiver of three years, Margareta Biga, of Romania, and his doctor, Dr. William Hanlon in Cochrane

In living memory of Robert Marston, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

Offer Condolence for the family of MARSTON – Robert Higginson

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Maureen – I cannot express in words how sorry I am to hear of your father’s passing. I had no idea that both your mother and sister have also passed on or I would have made every attempt to attend their funerals. Your family was such a big part of my life growing up and my heart goes out to you. It’s times like this that makes me think life seems so unfair. Find joy in your memories at what a great family you had and what good neighbors and friends you all were to me and my family. On behalf of Terri, Brian and myself please accept our deepest prayers – our thoughts are with you.
    Cathy

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Rhonda Risebrough :

    Maureen –
    Our sincerest condolences from all of us at The Terry Fox Foundation. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Rhonda and Jon

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Dear Maureen mij deepest condolances
    with the passing of your Dad.
    mij husband Peter passed away last November
    Sincerely Maryann Drydyk

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. Darren, Tanis, Mark and Scot Lane :

    Maureen, Shane and JR – We are all so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Father and Grandfather. He’ll be watching over you.
    Darren, Tanis, Mark and Scot Lane

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  5. Maureen and family.

    Sorry to hear your father passed away.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Anthony and Duane Hall

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  6. Jane & Arnold Kruger (nee Bowhay) :

    Maureen, Shane & JR,
    Our sincere condolences go out to you all. My family always spoke so highly of your family whether it was farming, 4-H, or everyday family life. Your dad was a great man, neighbour and friend to all. I always enjoyed visits with him over many years/decades. He shared farming advice, family stories, and many laughs which will be remembered forever. Remember the good times and cheerish your memories.
    Sincerely, Jane

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence

*

In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *