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Robert "Bob" John Laithwaite

November 10, 1931 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 88)


   Robert “Bob” Laithwaite of Coleman, AB passed away on April 4, 2020 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB.  He was 88 years of age.

   Bob was a quiet, uncomplicated man who didn’t need much to be happy.  He knew the worth of a strong work ethic and he appreciated the simple blessings life gave him. 

   Bob was a pioneer in the Canadian oil and gas industry.  He truly loved his career in the Western Canadian oil patch locating right of ways for, and construction of, oil and gas pipelines.  Over the years, he also served in all other facets of the industry.  Even after retirement, Bob continued to be a valuable resource to the oil and gas pipeline community.  When he wasn’t hard at work, Bob could be found fishing.  He knew all the best fishing spots and how to make them bite.  Bob will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.       

   Bob is survived by his son, three daughters and their extended families.

   With respect for Bob’s wishes, no funeral service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the charity of your choice.  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.  (403) 562-8555

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