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Robert Wheelans  
Bob passed away on June 2 after a short illness. He is survived by his sister Margaret, son Rob and his wife Karen and grand daughters Carly and Megan, his daughter Lyndsay and her partner Allison. He was pre-deceased by Ruth, his wife of 34 years and his long time companion Emily Barker of 16 years. Bob was born in Winnipeg, and grew up near the Red River where he leaned to fish, swim and canoe. In 1975 he married Ruth and moved to Calgary where he worked as an accountant for a junior oil company. He joined ATCO when it was still run out of its founder\'s basement, selling trailers, camps, portables, even schools all over western Canada. Later he joined a start-up modular building company in Edmonton, after which he become a partner in a several residential construction companies. He never really retired, keeping his hand in ongoing construction projects. Bob was respected as a man of his word and for his integrity. He got things done. He did his way. We will miss his blue eyes, charm and personability. Thank you to the staff at Touchmark & the staff on 9-Y At the Edmonton General. A memorial service will be held at Connelly-McKinley, 10011 - 114 St., Edmonton on Monday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following. His cremated remains will be interred next to Ruth in Cartwright, Manitoba. Contributions in his name can be directed to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.
In Loving Memory of
Robert Wheelans
of Edmonton
Dec 18, 1930 - Jun 2, 2011
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Funeral Service:
Celebration of Life
Monday, Jun 6, 2011
2:00 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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