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TERNES, Robert Norman

June 21, 1937 – August 12, 2011

It is with heavy hearts the family of Robert Norman Ternes announce the passing of their beloved husband, father and papa on Friday, August 12, 2011 at the age of 74 years. After a tremendously courageous, three-year battle with cancer, Bob peacefully passed away in Calgary with his family by his side and holding his once strong hands.

Bob is survived by the love of his life, Audrey Ternes and their three children, Brad (Cathy), Darcy (Karen) and Tara (Tami). “Papa” is also survived by his six grandchildren, Tina, Amanda, Chrissy, Amy, Jenna, and Kaden; as well as his five great-grandchildren, Trinity, Jaiden, Rylan, Brynlee, and Shelby. Nothing gave Papa more joy than teasing his grandchildren and watching them giggle and squirm in response. Bob was predeceased by his parents Mike and Philomena as well as his two sisters, Annie and Edna.

Second to the joy his family brought was Bob’s love for the rural community in Beiseker and surrounding area. He was an avid community member who, over the years, was involved with coaching baseball and hockey and was engaged in activities with St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4H, the Lion’s Club and the Knights of Columbus. Bob’s commitment to the growth of the community was consistently present in everything he did. Bob kept us all on our toes. He was a master of practical jokes and in engaging his buddies into friendly bets, which he always knew would have him coming out on top. He was a source of wisdom and unwavering guidance. He was always there with a solution, often the engineer seeing things from a whole different perspective. Without question, his family will miss their opportunities to call to say, “Hey dad, what do you think?”

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (434 2nd Avenue, Beiseker, AB) on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (434 2nd Avenue, Beiseker, AB) on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation in Bob’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 434 2nd Avenue, Beiseker, AB T0M 0G0, Telephone: 403-947-3775. The family would also like to extend a special thank you for the compassionate and personalized care offered to Bob by Dr. McSorley.

In living memory of Bob Ternes, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. George, Debbie Poole & Family :

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Bob. He will be truly missed. May you all find comfort with great memories of your loved one.

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  2. Mark & Sara Steel :

    Audrey & family

    We are saddened to hear about Bob. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately we are on holidays and will be unable to attend the funeral.
    Mark & Sara

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  3. Michele Peterson :

    Audrey, Brad, Darcy, Tari and your families,

    My deepest sympathy, Bob will be missed by everyone for so many reasons, may all the wonderful memories help you at this difficult time.

    Michele Peterson

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  4. Debby & Micky Mesiatowsky :

    We are very sorry for your loss.

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  5. Doug & Heather Verbeek :

    Dear Audrey, Brad, Darcy, Tara & families:
    So sorry to hear about Bob. We will be missed by alot of people. He was always so great to talk to when he would pop in the shop, always good for a laugh! Made our day! We’ll miss you Bob.

    Heather & Doug

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  6. Dear Tara and family.
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Andy and Pat

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  7. Rachael , Tony & Baylee Anderson :

    Karen, Darcy, Amy and Jenna;

    Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Although we didn’t know “Papa” we do know that you loved him dearly and we do know the pain in your hearts at this time. May God give you strength as you go through this loss and may you find peace and comfort in your many memories and in the love that he has left in your hearts.

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  8. Dallas & Gail Paget :

    Dear Audrey and family
    We were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We have such fond memories of our camping trips and many wonderful times with both you & Bob. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Unfortunately, we are out of the country and will not be able to attend the funeral on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Also, trust that in time, the tears will turn to sweet memories!
    Most sincerely,
    Dallas & Gail Paget

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  9. I’m sorry to hear of the loss of one of the “best” guys around Beiseker. Bob always was there when the community needed help! His participation, and his terrific sense of humor will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Audrey and ALL the rest of the family at this time. I will always remember Bob and his fun loving sense of humor and his cheerfulnes that he always displayed.
    My deepest Condolences,
    Darcy

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  10. Lorraine Esau :

    My sincere sympathy to all your family.
    He will be missed by a lot of people & I’m so glad I got to see him in Walmart this past spring.

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  11. Kathleen & Tom Armstrong :

    Audrey and family

    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Hopefully the happy memories will be of comfort at this difficult time. His sense of humor was never ending.
    Kathleen

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  12. Ron & Brenda Annala :

    Our deepest Sympathy to all of the Ternes family.
    May he live in your hearts forever with amazing memories.

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  13. Denise, Wayne and Liam Mullett :

    We are very sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  14. Rosalyn (Saunders) Rosenthal :

    Audrey & Family;
    I am so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob will be remembered as a wonderful family man and one of the pillars of the community of Beiseker. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Rosalyn

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  15. Angelo & Wendy Rizzuti :

    Darcy (Karen and family)
    we are sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He will be sadly missed by you all but be assured he will be with you. Keep his smile, laughter and happy memories close to your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and may he help your family ease the pain as you grieve.

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  16. Paul, Anita and Kathleen Jay :

    Darcy, Karen, Amy and Jenna. With deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Condolences to your Family from ours.

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  17. Greg and Denise Connors :

    Audrey and family-
    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. He was always so much fun to be around and we were always glad when you and Bob could attend any of our family celebrations.
    May your many memories of time spent with Bob/your Dad/Papa keep him close to your heart. Wished we lived closer so we could offer our condolences in person.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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