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RIDLER, Robyn Dean

September 17, 1956– Winnipeg, MB
October 8, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Robyn Ridler passed away peacefully on October 8, 2016, 2016 at the age of 60 years. Robyn worked for the Calgary Board of Education and he loved to go salmon fishing with his dad.

He is survived by his 3 children Chelsea, Chad and Christopher; his parents Gerry and Elsie; his brother Timothy Ridler; his sister Gerilyn Funk and brother-in-law Richard Funk. Robyn will also be lovingly remembered by his cousins Marilyn and Dave Kasper.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Carewest Garrison Green for their outstanding care and support.

A Celebration of Robyn’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Robyn Ridler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

 

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  1. Wayne & Bonnie Kasper

    The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away.
    Robyn, you are with Jesus now,
    Goodbye Godson,
    Rest in HIS peace!

    Wayne & Bonnie

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  2. Richard Larocque

    Will Never forget you Robyn my best friend growing up -we did alot together – never forget our trip in your old volkswagon rabbit to California – and all the other great times we had

    Love you Man

    Rick Larocque

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  3. Dear Gerry , Elsie and Family,,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your eldest son Robyn. I have always been so very fond of your children, even tho I meet you all when I married Larry Larocque, and then lost touch over the years…..
    My thoughts are with you in this difficult time, I will be thinking of him on the 15th and saying my goodbyes to him in prayer.
    Take care
    Sincerely,
    Tammi Larocque

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  4. Dear Gerry & Elsie
    I am so saddened to hear of Robyn’s death.
    I will always treasure the years I had with your family as your babysitter. I can still picture Robyn on the big chair reading his comic books.
    Take comfort in knowing Robyn is now resting in the arms of our Lord.
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  5. Richard Larocque

    Hi Mr and Mrs Ridler and Tim and Gerilyn – sad day – i will always remember all the great times with you all at my second home – had great times with robyn and tim and will never forget –
    Rest my friend

    Love Rick Larocque

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  6. So many memories. I’m glad “Uncle” Rob is beyond the earthly suffering he endured and is whole with Jesus. I pray for peace in the hearts of his family.

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  7. All my memories of Rob are so positive. I appreciated his mentorship (through music ministry). Plus, I have memories of some hilarious evenings spent in his home for progressive dinners (youth group) and worship team meetings. Sad you are gone, Rob, but looking forward to a heavenly reunion (one day). Lord, be with his family at this time.

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  8. Remembering Robyn

    This past week since Gerilyn wrote to me I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Robyn and each of you. I’ve gone to pick up the phone a few times. One time I even successfully dialed and spoke with Nathan. I’m not great at handling news of a friends passing. I guess I don’t ever want to be.
    I don’t recall Robyn when Ger and I first met. I’m sure that’s because he was out being a young adult. Drinking his first beers, going to rock concerts and bonfires, figuring out his career and falling in love.
    I do remember Robyn coming into my life when I was around 13. He introduced me to shrimp dip, chips and movie night with his family. I have some pretty great memories of sleeping over with Ger and playing with Chelsea as she toddled around. I even remember Chad as a baby. All the time Ger and I were ourselves growing up and spending less time with family and more time with friends.
    However, even during those years I have memories of Robyn. I can still see him marching in to FGCF to defend his baby sister when she may have let her temper get the best of her with Mrs. Carlis. Then there was the Nuko lake property. Robyn & Dad taught me to drive a tractor and a truck. They even let me continue driving after I jack knifed the truck and hay-trailer. In that moment Dad was obviously distressed but Rob told me to climb back in and drive the trailer to the barn. And what about the pigs how could I leave them out. Cleaning out the stalls left lots of time to chat and observe Robyn’s unique perspective on swine farming. I smile when I recall the day Robyn splattered Ger with a lot of liquid manure. I laugh when I think how we repaid him by covering him in sunlight dish soap and and barley feed. That was a good day.
    As a teenager I thought Rob was the best driver in the world. He was the only person I knew that could drive a 6 speed with his knees going mach60 down Foothills Boulevard. I also smile when I think of the times we were brave enough to eat out with him. He was one picky foodie.
    Then there is my favourite memory of all actually memories because I am fortunate to have many of them. All the times we were together playing Nerts and Hand & Foot with the entire family. Massive jugs of ice tea and so much laughter. I have lost count on how many New Years’ I rang in with each of you. To this day New Year’s Eve just feels off.
    Please know that my heart is with you during this time. I love each of you very much. I am thankful to know that this is not the end and that we will all see Robyn again. He will be whole and Nerts will be back on the table.

    Diane

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  9. It is with a heavy heart and ironically a weak one,that I offer my condolences to Gerry ,Tim and Gerilyn.I just found out about Robyn’s passing this past week upon reading the now passing of Mrs.Ridler in the obituaries Prince George.It is with much regret I didn’t stay in contact with you Robyn,but it was never a regret to know you.We had a lot of good times making music and jamming together many years ago,and it’s something I have never forgotten nor will ever forget.You were the one that held things together with the plethora of musicians that walked through the doorway.A great guitar player,and pretty good on the accordion I might add,and you could sing like a bird!Maybe that’s why Mom and Dad named you Robyn!
    You were grounded,responsible,insightful,witty and had a great sense of humor which was an inspiration to me and many others.
    I remember when you worked at the city here in PG and occasionally you would come to the house and have lunch.We would talk about the Bible,faith and get into many deep discussions about a great many things.I have many fond memories from the past. Life is short and you were taken too soon.God has a gained a good soul and the world has lost a good soul, but you are in good hands I am sure.Rest In Peace…Robyn… Rest In Peace

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