While vacationing at his favourite winter destination, Robert (Bob) S. Crowley passed away on January 20, 2010. Bob was born in Kenaston, Sask. in August of 1937 and when he was a young boy the family moved to Glenside, Sask. where Bob took his schooling and upon finishing he moved to Regina, where he worked at a few different careers until he started to travel for Fairview Chemicals, which took him across Western Canada. It was while Bob was travelling that he joined The Associated Canadian Travellers and here he met and made several good friends, whom he was in contact with until the very end. Once you were considered a friend of Bob’s, you were always a friend.
In 1967 an opportunity arose for Bob to go into business with his brother Vince in the Husky Car/Truck Stop in Regina which he operated until 1986. During this time he ran other businesses, one of which was Wayne Shaw and Associates. He purchased a farm in Vibank, Sask. during this time as well, which is where he loved to be, working the land, watching the crops grow and his favourite time of year was the harvest. In 1988 Bob, Betty Lynn and Curtis moved to Davidson to operate the Halfway Husky Travel Centre and make their home. It was here that Bob worked until he retired in September, 2007.
Bob enjoyed to the fullest his family, his grandchildren and being with friends. In later years his spare time was enjoyed by reading, gardening and travelling.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Sarah Crowley; two brothers, Vince and Bill; one sister-in-law, Roxie; as well as one great-grandson Damon Crowley and two brothers-in-law, Dan Riopka and Eric Conrod and parents-in-law, Ted (Vivian) Radke.
Bob is survived by his soulmate and wife, Betty Lynn; one daughter, Wendy (Jamie Steinbach); three sons, Curtis (Karen), Kelly (Cindy) and Barry. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jason (Tina), Angela (Rod Rudnisky), Jennifer, Chris (Sharla), Cole, Sarah (Colin), Chad and Kaitlyn and five great-grandchildren, Abagail, Emily, Isabelle, Kayde and Kylah. Bob is survived by his sisters, Marlene Riopka, Pat (Ralph Wensley) and LaVerne Conrod; two brothers, Cliff Crowley and Don Crowley; sister-in-law Mary Crowley; brothers-in-law Ken (June) Radke and Garry (Heather) Radke as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life was held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Davidson. The service was presided over by Rev. Father Joseph Gyim-Austin. The choir was in attendance, accompanied by organist Mary Jane Morrison. The Tribute to Bob’s life was given by long-time friend Wayne Shaw. Wendy, Curtis and Barry did a reflection of their Dad at the luncheon and Jason, Bob’s oldest grandchild also spoke about his Grandpa. Lunch was provided and served by the C.W.L.
The family would like to thank everyone from near and far for being with us through this difficult time.
Hanson’s Funeral Home, Davidson was in care of arrangements.