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ROBERTSON, Sydney Larvin, P.Eng

February 24, 1933 – January 4, 2012

Sydney “Syd” Larvin Robertson beloved husband, father and grandfather “Pop” of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the age of 78 years.

Syd Robertson was born in Clive, Alberta in 1933. Syd was a lifetime member of APEGGA and a practicing Engineer for many years. In his later years, Syd kept his mind very active with financial activities, and the running of his “Empire”. Syd (Syd the Kid) was an avid sports fan, and participated in baseball, golf and curling in his younger years. Syd also enjoyed many excursions with family and friends and was always fun to be around. He was always positive, and was an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

He leaves behind his wife of fifty-seven years, Edith, as well as his son Gordon (Joanne); daughter Laurie (Bob) Venables; lovely grandchildren, Jaime, Jessica, Megan and Graham; and brother George (Diane) of Western Shore, Nova Scotia. Syd was predeceased by his mother and father, Ann and Peter Robertson, as well as three brothers, David, John and Peter.

Memorial Services will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church (924 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, www.parkinsons-society.org.
The family would like to thank Syd’s caregivers, Monika, Elizabeth, Vilma, Miriam, and Hermina for their loving care and attention to him in his declining years.

In living memory of Sydney Robertson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to you Edith & the family of Syd. I found him to be such a sweet man with a great sense of humour. He will be missed.

    What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can
    Never lose,for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. —–Helen Keller.

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  2. Pete Wheeler and family :

    Please accept deepest condolences from me and my family.

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  3. Edith, Gordon, Laurie and families
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I have many memories of you and Syd from the farm and from Red Deer. Syd will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Lois Advani

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  4. Mary Robertson :

    Dear Edith, Gordon and Laurie and families,
    My heartfelt sympathy to all.
    Love from Mary.

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  5. Cathy and Paul Mehle :

    Auntie Edith, Laurie, Gord and your families.
    Our thoughts are with you during this time. We have so many warm and funny memories of Uncle Syd. Good times and lots of laughs especially with the made up silly songs and at the cabin at Sylvan Lake. He was a great uncle and we will miss him.

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  6. Nelle Pedersen :

    Dear Gord, Laurie and families:
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My sincere condolences to all of you at this difficult time.

    Thinking of you all,
    Nelle

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  7. Edith,Gord and Laurie

    Our thoughts and condolences are with you.

    Ken, Diana, Liam and Madeline

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  8. Marie, Stan and Peggy, Chris :

    Dear Edith and family,

    We were very saddened to read of Syd’s passing. Although, we have not heard from or seen you in a long time, we still have many memories of you and Syd and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Remember all the good and fun times you had throughout your 57 years.

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  9. Edith Gord Laurie and family
    My deepest sympathy to all
    I have many great memories of Syd especialy when we were young.He was always a gentelman, even when we played the Clive School version of soccer. Ican still see Syd sitting on the ground grinning at me after I bodychecked him and took away the ball. I was smaller then. He was a great guy.
    Love Dennis

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  10. John Robertson and Family :

    I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Syd. As a young boy I remember meeting up in PEI and enjoying the New Glasgow lobster suppers. In Florida, he asked me to dive into the pool to recover his false teeth from the bottom. At the cottage on Sylvan Lake I fondly recall the games, stories, and trips down to the beach. On winter visits to Alberta Uncle Syd taught me to pack sleeping bags in the car for the drive to Clive. Just in case we were stranded on the side of the road. He was always prepared.

    More recently, on my business trips to Calgary I would always swing by for a game of snooker. He never let me win one. His competitive spirit was always strong but you never noticed because he was the classiest act around.

    Uncle Syd, I will miss you, but I will never forget you! I will always try to be the man to my family that you were to yours. Cheers!

    Love John, Brenda, Jacob, Tyler and Gavin…. XO forever

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  11. Linda Ellaby (nee Hill) :

    Dear Edith & Family:
    So sorry to hear about Syd, and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It was nice to see you this past summer after so many years.

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  12. Barbara Mitchell :

    Gord, Edith and family
    Our thoughts are with you; time does help heal and the terrific memories remain bright.

    Barb and June Mitchell

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  13. Neil & Ina Thurber :

    Our deepest condolences to Edith, Gord, Laurie and family. We have not been in contact for sometime, but often wondered how Syd was doing. We are sad to see of his passing. Our sincere sympathies.
    Neil and Ina

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  14. Alison and Terry Szpak :

    Edith and family:

    Our thoughts are with you at this especially difficult time. One can never fully prepare.
    Going to miss the talks, chuckles and especially the sharing of ‘treats’ with Syd – he will be warmly remembered.

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  15. Laura-Lee (Machan) Durant :

    Dear Edith, Gord, Laurie and family,
    I’m truly saddened to hear about your loss. I have so many fond memories of the times our families spent together while I was growing up. I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Laura-Lee Durant (Machan)

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

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  16. Brian and Susan Farrell :

    Dear Edith and Family,
    I was inspired to work with Syd when he attended the Parkinson’s singing group.
    He exuded energy and a compassion to continuously learn.
    I remember seeing him at a recent Revv52 concert. He left a lasting impression on me and I am so grateful to know him.
    with love,
    Brian Farrell

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  17. Martin Jevans :

    Dear Edith, Gordon, Laurie and family.

    I was shocked to learn of the the passing of your husband, your father and my good friend and my one time business partner.

    From my very first meeting with Syd in 1972 to the very last time he and I spoke in the fall of 2011, I have always enjoyed our times together and conversations.

    Syd was straight forward, honest, hard working, kind, considerate and above all a true gentleman.

    Like you, I will miss him dearly.

    Sincerely,

    Martin Jevans, White Rock, B.C.

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  18. Greg & Cheryl Cripps :

    Dear Edith(Jo),Gord & Joanne, Laurie & families. Syd was a great inspiration to us all; his determination and quiet humor will always be remembered. As well I will always remember being put on the light post & the goose hunting trips. You and Syd were a special part of my parents’ life, true friends. Syd was as good a friend as a friend can be and will be sorely missed. You are all in our thoughts.
    Greg & Cheryl

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  19. Barry, Rhian and Raili Silvennoinen :

    Dear Robertson family,
    Please accept our condolences, our hearts and prayers are with you all.
    Our sincere sympathies,

    Silvennoinen family,

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  20. Luanne (Lea) Buelow :

    Dear Edith, Laurie and Gord
    Loss is such a personal journey but I wanted you to know I’m thinking of you all – we never forget the people who are part of our lives.
    with love,
    Luanne

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  21. Rod and Rosamonde McKay :

    Dear Edith and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Syd’s death. I often think of you when I look across the street. We had some fun times. The other day I remembered the time we wore our cowboy hats and handed out donuts for Peter Baden. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Rosamonde and Rod McKay

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  22. Leroy & Marina Field :

    Our sympathies (Marina and Leroy) go out to you Edith at this time. Both you and Sid have had your trials with his Parkinsons but there is a future> I always admired Sid for leaving a good paying job and going back to University for an Engineering degree. He sure had fortitude. Remember our times together in Red Deer? It was a good group to work and play with. Sid was a great influence in pushing inovation in the Industry and will be missed by those who worked with him in his consulting services. I can’t make the funeral due to a deep chest cold but am with you in Spirit. Leroy

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