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Rob Van Soest

January 10, 1950 - January 15, 2015


On January 15, 2015, Mr. Rob van Soest of St. Paul, formerly of Fort McMurray, passed away at the age of 65 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; 4 sons, Nich (Denise) van Soest of Myrnam, Darryl (Genai) van Soest of London, ON, Scott (Emjay) van Soest & Corey van Soest both of Edmonton; 6 daughters, Carmen van Soest of Vancouver, B.C., Anna Clerk & Shellie Clerk both of Calgary, Shawna (Brad) Payne, Jody (Rick) Hatch & Melanie (Paul) Drever all of Fort McMurray; numerous grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; mother, Reiny (Henk) Smit of Atitokan, ON; siblings, Norine (Michael) Fadyk, Gerry (Diana) Smit, Veronica (Claude) Gosselin & Joanne (Michael) Smit; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Bert van Soest. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul, with Reverend Duane Grant officiating. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30's (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sonia and Nick Onyschuk
Relation: neighbors

so sorry to hear of Rob,s passing Debbie….our thoughts and prayers are with you….Sonia and Nick

From: Judy & Tony Verboom
Relation: Cousin

Deb and family. Tony and I send you our condolences. Words don’t even begin to express our feelings for your loss. You have lost your soul mate and life partner. Please know we are here for you. Love and sympathy from all of us here at the farm

From: Carrie Lupul
Relation: Hairdresser

Your husband’s shyness when I first started cutting his hair I will always remember him for. Then as he got more comfortable we always had a great conversation. Remember he will always check to see if you do a good job washing when you wash all those windows. Thinking about you and your family.

From: Mark and Carol Brannan
Relation: long time work friend

Debbie and family. We are so very sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. We always enjoyed his sense of humour.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Edna Gervais
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Debbie & family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May Rob rest in peace.

From: Martin Lines
Relation: we worked together for many years

Marty Lines sends his condolences to Debbie and Family.

From: Gwen Jones
Relation: Friend

My thoughts are with you Debbie and wish I was closer to lend more support. I smile when I remember our big tough Mining guy taking home my pink birthday balloons in his suburban. Many happy memories of a favorite friend and colleague.

From: Caroline Marlowe
Relation: Worked with him

My thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and all of Robs family at this time of loss. My heart aches for each one of you.

From: Pierre Langlois
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of your loss Debbie, our thoughts are with you.
Pierre & Susan Langlois

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 21, 2015
Beginning at 11:00am

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

St. Paul, AB Canada

St. Paul, AB Canada

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to: Haying in the 30's (Cancer Support Society)

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