Delfort Robert “Bob” Beebe was born February 25, 1938. He was the second of four children born to Earl and Mamie Beebe. He lived in the Talbot district until the age of five when the family moved to a farm north of Veteran, where he attended Lakes End and Wheatridge School. Bob enjoyed playing piano and played for many years in a family band with his parents and two of his brothers. He continued to play with his own family until 1993.
On August 24, 1960, Bob married Ellen McAllister and together they raised three children, Rockie, Colleen, and Barkley.
Baseball and playing hockey were a big part of Bob’s life. In the winters, he played for Nose Hills Hockey Club and had the opportunity to play with both his sons. In the summers, he played with the Kessler Ball Club for many years. He had a real love for fishing and hunting with all his family and this was something he enjoyed for many years, including this past year which included trips to Capt Ayre to catch some trout.
Bob had a great love for farming and raising cattle and took a great interest in this right up to his passing.
Bob passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta on March 23, 2022, after complications from a surgery.
His love for farming and cattle and his legacy of these sports will continue to live on for generations through his children and grandchildren who are following in these footsteps.
Bob will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 61 years, Ellen; children, Rockie (Kathy) Beebe, Colleen (David) Spady, and Barkley (Cheryl) Beebe; grandchildren, Kelcey Beebe, Ryan (Bobbi Lee) Beebe, Bobbi Ellen (Calem) Rink, Marc (Charissa) Spady, Dillan (Vanessa) Beebe, and Courtney Beebe; great grand daughter, Hailie Beebe; brother, Keith Beebe; sisters in law, Marie Beebe, Bessie Mosley, Arleen Cromarty, and Sandra Engel; brother in law, Gary (Wendy) McAllister; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his infant granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Beebe; parents, Earl and Mamie; brother, Russell; sister, Donna (Jim) Tainsh.
Bob’s family will be having a private gathering to pay tribute to their relationships with him.