Robert (Bob) Thomas Rideout loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many.
The family of Robert Thomas Rideout is deeply saddened to announce his passing October 29th, 2020 at the young age of 79 years.
Bob is survived by his wife Eve of 56 loving years. His sons Bryan (Dallas), Howard (Joanne), and daughter Coleen (Brad) residing in Edson and son Glenn (Anita) at Sylvan Lake. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Bob’s siblings sister Betty (Doug) Strickland residing in Milltown, NL brother Joe (Linda) Hermitage, NL sister Marilyn (Greg) Rimell Edson, Alberta
Bob was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Howard and George of NL and his Mother and Father in law, Ed and Alberta Petty of Edson
Bob was born and raised on Pass Island, NL on August 6, 1941 to Fred and Violet Rideout. After a year of teaching, Bob decided to join the Armed Forces 1960 where he served as a gunner for the Canadian Army until 1963. Bob then came to Edson Alberta where he met and married Eve Petty on December 12, 1964.
Bob was so full of life and adventure, he made many precious memories with family and friends. When Bob walked into a room he brought a bright light and tremendous joy to everyone with his quick jokes and quick laugh. Bob had a way of making everyone feel they were long lost friends, he enjoyed everyone’s company any time any day and anywhere.
Our family would like to thank all friends, family and caregivers who helped him through the last couple of years.
The family would like to have a celebration of life for Bob in the upcoming year.
May Bob’s memory be a blessing to all of us.
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Bob’s name.
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Canadian Cancer Society
200 ~ 325 Manning Rd NE, Calgary AB T2E 2P5.