Bob Liddell died peacefully in the Crowsnest Pass Long Term Care Unit on September 27, 2020 at the age of 77 after a brief struggle with cancer.
A resident of Crowsnest Pass for almost 75 years, Bob was more involved in the community than any of his siblings. He was a cub, a scout, and then a scout leader. This involvement led him, while still a student, to travel across Canada by train to Ottawa for a world scout jamboree. He attended Tuxis Parliament in Edmonton, an experience for aspiring politicians. He became a lifelong member of the Elks, serving several terms as grand exalted ruler, working on countless volunteer projects. Later he was proud to become a Mason, and then a Shriner, again taking various leadership roles. (Also getting to wear a clown suit and drive a mini-car in local parades.) He enjoyed the friendship and fellowship that came with being a member of the Eastern Star and a congregant of the local United Church. Bob was also proud to be elected to serve a term on Coleman town council before amalgamation. He was a member of the local Credit Union board and volunteered to keep the town safe with Citizens on Patrol.
Bob graduated from the new Lethbridge Community College with a business certificate, but for most of his working life, he toiled at Phillip’s Cables as so many Pass workers did. After Phillip’s shut down, he worked for the municipality and for Pass Discount Foods before officially retiring.
Bob is survived by his brothers Bill (Elaine), Ken, Wayne and Dave (Joanne); his sister Merilyn; numerous nieces and nephews – regular and great; and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Helen Liddell; his sisters-in-law Merilyn and Gail; and his nephew Jordy.
Bob will be remembered for his great love of family and community; his love of dogs; his love of puns and other groaners; and his telling of questionable jokes. When introducing himself to a child, he would say, “My name is Bob. Don’t spell it backward.”
At Bob’s request, no funeral services will be held. Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
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