It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Robert \"Bob\" Backman on January 22, 2012 at the age of 87 years. Bob joined the RCAF on the 11 November, 1942, at the age of 18 and served his country for 31 years.
Bob will be lovingly remembered by sons, Bill (Betty) and John (Jackie); his daughter, Patti (Arnie) Dunsmore; his grandchildren, Nancy, Rob, Brad, Kelly, Blair, Meghan, Alex and Jordan; and his 14 great-grandchildren.
Bob was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy; his son, Michael; his grandson, Timothy; and his great-grandson Jacob.
A Memorial Service will take place at St Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, on Thursday, 26 January at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Society, #307, 10109–106 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3L7.
The family wishes to thank many of the staff at Fort Saskatchewan Hospital for their compassion in the care of Bob.