Robert Gares

Robert Gares

Friday, December 4th, 1964 - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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The family of Robert Gares sadly announce his passing at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was 55 years of age. A private family graveside service will take place with Rev. Doug Schmirler from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating.
Robert David Gares was born December 4, 1964 in Melville, Saskatchewan he was the youngest child of Norm and Freda Gares. He was confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church just down the street from the family home.

As a boy Bob enjoyed playing in the backyard for hours hauling different things around the lawn in the family’s little red wagon. He also played street hockey with his brothers and other neighbourhood kids. Bob loved statistics throughout his life and would even make charts about the stats of people around him. He became a big supporter of the Melville Pickers Fastball Club acting as a score keeper and tracking statistics for the team. Any Picker player knew when his batting average was slumping. He attended Melville Central School, Junior High and Comprehensive School. After graduating high school Bob decided to pursue a university degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Vocational Agriculture. During this time he also helped his dad, Norm, on the family farm in the summer months. While attending university Bob was diagnosed with cancer but his determination never faltered. He beat the cancer and completed his university program.
Following Bob’s graduation he and Norm successfully ran the family grain operation until the farm was eventually sold in 2007. Bob then moved to Yorkton where he lived until his passing. From his home in Yorkton Bob often travelled to Regina for Roughrider games. He frequently returned to Melville to visit family and help Norm maintain the house, yard, and garden. Bob enjoyed golfing with his brothers in the summer and curling with family and friends in the winter. He and his brothers often spent family dinners reminiscing over their shared curling experiences. Bob had an excellent memory when it came to all things sports related especially, of course, statistics. He also enjoyed watching hockey in the winter with his favourite team being the Montreal Canadians. Bob had a mischievous smile and was often very thoughtful. He was a quiet man, who loved going to church, and hanging out with his roommates at home.
Bob entered his eternal rest on Wednesday, May 14, 2020 at the Regina General Hospital. Bob was predeceased by his loving parents Norm and Freda. He is survived by his three brothers Don (Janice) of Melville, Jim (Melissa) Of Regina, and Gerry of Drumheller; and his nieces Jessica, Amanda, and Martha. He will also be deeply missed by his family in Yorkton - Loretta and Alvin Soloway, Lionel, Doug and Lorne.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Melville Municipal Cemetery
    Highway #47 South, 2kms East on Cemetery Rd
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    Pastor Doug Schmirler
  • Interment

    Melville Municipal Cemetery
    Highway #47 South, 2kms East on Cemetery Rd
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Heather Adam

Posted at 03:24pm
My deepest sympathies to Bob’s family and friends.
Heather Adam (Schick)

Colleen Dohms Posted at 07:43pm

My deepest condolences to the family! Bobby was such a great guy to be around in school.

Parkland Community Church

Posted at 06:23pm
We appreciate the time that Bob spent as part of our church family! He was a quiet, unassuming man who enjoyed his coffee! He will be missed!
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Karin Broda

Posted at 03:48pm
My condolences to Roberts family. Karin Broda

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