September 4, 1937 – June 24, 2020
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather Robert (Bob) Small on June 24, 2020. He will be dearly missed by his wife Sarah, two sons Robert (Janet) and Paul along with his two grandsons Zachary and Christopher. Robert and Sarah immigrated with their son, Robert, in 1967, from Larne, Northern Ireland and settled in Edmonton. Robert was well known in the Edmonton construction industry as a superintendent for Dawson Wallace and previously Forest Construction. He had a large hand in the construction of many buildings around Edmonton. His biggest passion was his grandchildren and spending time with them.
A limited access celebration of life will be held on Thursday July 2 at Hainstock’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, please call 780-440-2999 for additional information. Occupancy will be limited as per AHS guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
- Canadian Diabetes Foundation
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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July 2, 2020
To the Small Family
Our sincere condolences on your loss.
Many fond memories
Ed and Margaret Murphy
June 30, 2020
I will miss Bob (aka Bob the builder 😁). Bob has been my very good friend, coworker and mentor for close to 40 years. Bob and I shared constructing projects for many of those years and each and every one of them was a cooperative effort. We had more than a few interesting times including the birth of a 4 pound piece of concrete 😉, only Bob, Sarah, myself and a few other select people would understand this comment, but we always had a good laugh when talking about it. We made a great team.
Bob was always telling me about Ireland as my grandfather "Moff" was from Ireland. Bob and "Moff" met a few times over the years and always had a great time reminiscing together. Wonderful folks the Irish. A little hard to understand the accent when the two of them got to talking.
Bob once told me about his accent. On the jobsite, one day he walked over to the fencing guys and asked them how things were going, they said great and wanted to know what part of Newfoundland he was from. He told them he was from east of there. They were puzzled at first and then he said Ireland and they all had a good laugh.
I look back with fondness of the times Bob and I spent together. I will also miss our ritual of going to lunch and having a Guinness with our good friend David Morgan. We planned on doing for another 20 years. A picture of Bob and Dave Morgan is attached from one of our lunches.
Bob was always working on or talking about his and Bob Jr. MGBs. He loved those cars and wanted his son and grandsons to carry on the tradition of driving and caring for them. I think they are doing a great job of this.
I was lucky to have Bob as a friend and will miss him.
Sarah Prim (Stickler)
June 29, 2020
Sarah, I am so saddened to hear about Roberts passing. He is in every one of my childhood memories while living in Edmonton.
The time I stayed over night while my parents were away and I was so scared, he came in to make me laugh and show me the heated blanket 💜. I know that sounds silly, but I was so happy to be in your home safe and loved while away from my family. That's just one of many stories I have. (lots more including the basement and music)
May Robert be at peace.
Thinking of you Sarah, Robert Jr, and Paul. Always in my thoughts and prayers.
Paul & Suzanne Stickler
June 29, 2020
To Sarah & Family.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Robert was a good friend and his smile and humour will be greatly missed. Suzanne and I will never foget the great times we had together while living in Edmonton.
June 29, 2020
So sorry!! He was a tremendous caring man. Always had a smile that made me smile. So glad he was part of my life growing up. Love to all the family. You are in my heart and thoughts. Xoxoxo
June 29, 2020
Dear sarah and family....our deepest sympathy to you and yours upon the passing of robert. We remember well his semce of humor and all the fun times we had with you, paul and suzanne...those days flew by far to fast and life got in the way...but thought of you both a lot....shared those good times with paul and suzanne a lot....sincerely charles and shirley