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PERKINS, Robert (Bob) Austin

November 9, 1941 – Cochrane, Alberta
February 1, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Robert (Bob) Perkins beloved husband of Carol Perkins for fifty-two years and loving father to Cameron (Nanette) and Kimberly passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 77. Robert was a devoted husband, dad and grandfather.

He was raised north west of Cochrane where he resided until he was eighteen years old. Nine years after Robert and Carol were married they bought their acreage that was two miles away from where Robert grew up. He had a knack for figuring things out and was able to fix almost anything. When he was at home he was always outside doing something.

Robert worked hard to support his family. Some of the jobs that he had included: the Calgary School Board, opening and operating the Fas Gas in Cochrane, and working for Rockyview school division until he retired at the age of sixty-five.

He was extremely proud of his grandchildren and will be dearly missed by all of them; Austin (Tasha), Lee, Dakota, Morgan, and Tanner. They will always share many happy and fond memories of the amazing man they called “Poppa”.

Robert’s sense of humor, kind heart, and sharp quick wit will always be cherished. He will be dearly missed and forever remembered.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church (128 1st St. E. Cochrane, AB) on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s memory to Friends of Kananaskis Country at www.kananaskis.org/how-to-help/donate/. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Sharma and the staff at Dulcina Hospice, as well to Pauline and the team at Cochrane Community Health. Their kindness and care will never be forgotten.

In living memory of Robert Perkins, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE, AB, T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Dave and Patricia Buckler :

    Dear Carol and family so sorry to hear about Bob when I think about him the sparkle in his eye you know he was up to something always glad to see you and visit, liked seeing him drive his team along horse creek with a wave off he went. May the years you spent together sustain you in the coming days and bring all the special times together keep him close. To Vick and the rest of the Perkins family our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  2. Such a blessing to have crossed paths with Bob at Rockyview and our other journeys . He was a kind man with a huge heart. God’s speed to him and may all of your wonderful memories shine brightly in these dark days and take you to better places ahead. xo

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  3. Tricia Olenick :

    Jim and family, I’m so sorry hear of your beloved Dad’s passing. I’m sorry I never got to meet him. May you find comfort in the memories of a very loved man.

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  4. So very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences and love to the family.

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  5. Shirley Gibbons-Hennessey :

    My deepest condolences to you Carol and you family, he will be missed.

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  6. Shirley Gibbons-Hennessey :

    My deepest condolences to you Carol and all the family, great man he will be missed.

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  7. We were sorry to hear of Bob’s passing Carol. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  8. Carol, Our hearts are broken at this news. Bob will definitely not be forgotten. His humor made him quite memorable. Had some good laughs with him. Sending hugs!

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  9. Carol and family,
    I’m so sorry that Bob is gone now from us all and I extend sincere, heartfelt sympathy to each of you. He was a remarkable man with such talents. He was fun to be with, to talk to and joke with – great company. He was always willing and ready to lend a hand on any project where needed because he knew how to do things and get them done. Bob was never afraid of work either.
    I consider it an absolute honour to have had the opportunity to work a few years with Bob and then you, Carol, and remain friends all these subsequent years. I can’t believe he is gone. We will miss him terribly. He leaves behind such good memories. He was a very good man – one of the best who meant a lot to me and always will. Take care. Ken

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  10. CHERYL KJERSEM :

    Bob and I had so many good laughs and times when we worked together at Elizabeth School. He definitely has a special place in my heart because he was always smiling and ready to help me when needed.

    Our condolences to you and your family.

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  11. Allan & Betty Elkin :

    Carol,
    We were so saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. We were grateful to have known Bob, and will always remember his kindness, generosity, and sense of humour.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love,
    Allan & Betty

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