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Obituary - Robert Crobar

Robert Crobar

1940 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Crobar(2019) "Bud"

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert “Bud” Alexander Crobar on July 3rd, 2019, at 79 years of age. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend. Bud was born on March 31st, 1940 at Loon Lake, Saskatchewan. His younger years were spent in Regina. As a young man of 17, he joined the Air Force and was stationed at various air bases throughout his military career, making friends along the way. Some of his memorable postings included Marville, France; Winnipeg, and Moose Jaw where as an Instrument Electronic Mechanic he worked on the maintenance of aircraft including the Snowbirds. After leaving the forces, Bud worked as a Journeyman Instrumentation Technician in Medicine Hat and Fort McMurray before retiring to Medicine Hat.

Bud was an only child and when he got married, he wanted to have a large family. This wish came true and in his last days, he frequently expressed his pride in his kids and grandkids. He was loving and generous with his time and his family, coaching his kids in hockey and baseball. He loved the outdoors, fishing and camping. Bud was always quick with a joke and a kind word. He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife of 57 years, Lorraine, children: Rob (Jeanette) Crobar; Karen (Martin) Boutkan; Maureen (Steve) Risling; Laurie (Al) Jacobs. His pride and joy, seven grandchildren; Roman Crobar; Tyler (Amanda) Risling; Cassie (Connor) Skagen; Ryley Risling; Emily Boutkan; Taylor Crobar; Evan Crobar as well as two great granddaughters, Lilah Skagen and Lydia Risling.

Bud was an avid hockey, football, and baseball fan. He loved the Calgary Flames, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Toronto Blue Jays and thoroughly enjoyed a recent trip to Boston to watch the Blue Jays play the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Bud was a supportive Dad and Grandpa, always seen in the stands cheering on his kids and grandkids, whether it was hockey, ball or a music recital. His passion was playing bridge as he was always looking for a new student to share his love of the game. Bud loved his family above all else and wanted the best for them. His was a life well lived, well loved.

To have Bud in your life was to be truly blessed. His biggest concern and proudest achievement was his family. Those who just met him, quickly found a friend who demonstrated a sincere interest and empathy. Bud was a person that truly empathized with you when listening to your story. To the end he was a sensible, strong, sensitive and respectful person who was willing to share his wisdom and humour with all who came into his life. An empathetic man who noticed when simple kindness and giving could make a difference. That was Bud, coming through at the absolute best time to help his family and friends. Robert Alexander Crobar ‘Bud’ will truly be missed by his friends and family. An Open House for family and friends to remember Bud will be held at the family home, 43 Craven Place SE, Medicine Hat, on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or A.J.’s Loan Cupboard, 1, 749 - 14th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V8.


  1. Jim & Ethel Wallace:
    Jul 05, 2019 at 08:52 PM

    Our deepest sympathy, Lorraine & family at this difficult time. We will certainly miss seeing Bud out & about. He always had time for a chat if we were walking by, or if we met at the mailbox. God Bless.

  2. Pat and Jack Stonehouse:
    Jul 06, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Lorraine and family,
    So sorry to hear of Bud's passing.
    We have fond memories of the times we spent with him.
    Will miss his upbeat, friendly manner.
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  3. Eldon Janzen:
    Jul 07, 2019 at 04:34 PM

    Rob and sorry to hear of buds passing,he was a kind good man..he was very nice to all of us kids hanging out there(a lot)my deepest sympathies to you and your family...

  4. Dan and Lisa Carnelli:
    Jul 09, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Maureen, Steve and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your Father's passing. We hold you all up in prayer for peace and comfort during these most difficult times. May the memories of times with your Dad carry you through.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Dan & Lisa Carnelli and family

  5. Dave & Carole Baker:
    Jul 09, 2019 at 08:44 PM

    Lorraine and Family: Carole and I are deeply saddened by Bud's sudden passing. We often remember and talk about our years in Winnipeg and the times our families had together. Many years have past since then, but we always kept in contact. Our love and prayers are with you.
    Carole and Dave Baker

  6. Anonymous:
    Jul 09, 2019 at 09:05 PM

    I am very sad to see Mr. Crobar is gone. As a young man he had given some advice that helped me out I had asked of him to keep this in confidence and true to his word never a soul new of this.
    That shows how great of character he had always there to help if possible.
    He will be remembered in Moose Jaw and from me my condolences.

  7. Sandy Schweiger-Ursulescu:
    Jul 10, 2019 at 04:23 PM

    So saddened to hear about Bud's passing.
    He had a genuine smile, topped with a bushy moustache,
    that graced Moose Jaw for many years.
    I will remember his twinkly kind eyes, that lived a block from my childhood home.
    Condolences to all the family.

  8. Fred and Wendy Schweiger:
    Jul 10, 2019 at 08:10 PM

    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family Lorraine. Special friends and neighbors in our lives while you lived in Moose Jaw. Our kids enjoyed so many memorable memories together..

  9. Randy & Donna Fuhr:
    Jul 12, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    Roman and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with during your time of sadness and loss. Our deepest condolences.

  10. Bob & Gail Graham:
    Jul 12, 2019 at 05:43 AM

    Steve & Maureen,
    Maureen we are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.
    Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Bob & Gail

  11. anonymous:
    Jul 12, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    So sorry to see the news of Bud's passing. He was a lovely man.

  12. Shirley Hollick:
    Jul 12, 2019 at 07:50 PM

    Hi Lorraine,
    I remember Bud when you married him, and how beautiful you were and how handsome he was. He seemed so kind, and I thought you were a lucky woman. After reading his obituary, I can see that he was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sending big hugs,

  13. Ken and Lorna Kucy:
    Jul 13, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Dear Lorraine and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    We always enjoyed our visits with you folks when in the Medicine Hat area.
    Remember the happy moments.

  14. Sharon Tkachuk:
    Jul 14, 2019 at 07:05 PM

    Dear Lorraine,
    My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in the special memories you hold dear in your heart, and in the love of family and friends. Prayers and Hugs, Sharon.

  15. Aunt Josephine, Marilyn, and Barry:
    Jul 16, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Dear Lorraine and Family,

    We were sorry to hear of Bud's passing. You have our deepest sympathy at this sad time. You are fortunate that he left you with so many memories of happy times with the family.

  16. David & Michele Clarke:
    Jul 20, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    We're so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayer are with all of you.

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