FYTEN, ROBERT EARL
Born January 3, 1938
Died February 22, 2014
Robert ‘Bob’ Fyten of Stettler passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on February 22, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Left to cherish Robert’s memory are his loving wife Fay of 51 years; daughters, Shelly Fyten (Dina) of Kelowna, B.C., Susan Stevens (Darcy) of Erskine, AB, Cindy Badowich (Brent) of Okotoks, AB, and son Ken Fyten (Crystal) of Airdrie, AB and his five grandchildren Connor, Leah, Logan, Cole and Wyatt. He is also survived by brothers Edmund (Vera), Elwood (Elsie), Lewellyn (Eleanor), sister Leola Harde (Ken), brothers Marvin (Ruth) and Adrian (Barb), as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Robert was predeceased by his mother Marie, father Edward and baby son, Andrew. Robert was born at Swalwell, Alberta and was raised on the farm at Strome, AB. He married Fay Schwartzenberger on November 20, 1962. Robert farmed for the next five years in Strome during which Shelly, Susan, Cindy and Andrew were born in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967. In 1967 he trained to become a Corrections Officer and the family moved from the farm to Rosedale, AB where he worked at the Drumheller Institute. In 1969 Robert re-trained to become a Government Meat Inspector in Kingston, Ontario and the family moved to Redcliff, AB where his son Ken was born and they spent the next nine years. In 1978 the family moved to Stettler where he continued working as a meat inspector, from which he retired in 1998 after 30 years. The church was always a large part of Robert’s life and he was a longstanding member of the Knights of Columbus, and was active in the church community. He enjoyed his travels South as a Snow Bird very much for several years, as he had always hated the cold winters in Alberta. He enjoyed trying to improve his golf game every winter and made many new friends in Arizona. Robert enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, gardening, travelling and socializing throughout his life. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren for whom his love was unconditional.
Robert was a very patient man who instilled a strong work ethic and his love of the outdoors, love of life, and the beauty of nature in all of his children and grandchildren. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He never lost his great sense of humour, even up to the end. Robert was a good man, and is greatly missed by those he has left behind. A Prayer Vigil was held at the Christ-King Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. with the Mass of Christian Burial being held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Robert, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Alberta Cancer Clinic or to Stettler Health Services Foundation in care of
BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES
P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO
who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315.
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