BAPTIE, Angus Robert (Bob)

August 13, 1931 – May 31, 2019

After a short battle with cancer Bob passed away peacefully at Dulcina Hospice. 

Bob was born and raised north of Cochrane and loved the farming and ranching life. He raised a successful herd of commercial and purebred Herefords with his wife Betty and daughter Sandra. He loved animals and was often seen with one of his horses or a dog by his side; he passed this love on through generations. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, cattle penning, and most of all any time spent in the company of family and friends. He truly had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off of his back before you had a chance to ask.

Bob was predeceased by his parents Tom and Gladys Baptie, brother Jim Baptie, sister May Bozak, brother-in-laws Len Pepper, Gordon Tempany, Joe Bozak, Randy George, Leo Watrin, as well as his sister-in-law Maxine George. Bob was also predeceased by his son-in-law Doug Humphreys. Bob is remembered with great love and wonderful memories, by his wife of 64 years Betty, daughter Sandra Humphreys, granddaughter Kelly (Barry) Hofstra and great-grandchildren Calum and Kendyl. Bob is also survived by his sisters Peg Pepper, Cec Tempany, brother and sister-in-law Max and Sandy Jahn, sister-in-law Mary Watrin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A heartfelt thank you for the kind and compassionate care that Bob received from Cochrane Palliative Home Care Team, Home Instead, and Dulcina Hospice.

At Bobs request there will be no service. If you would like to memorialize Bob donations can be made to the Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation in his name, in support of the western community Bob loved; Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation, 101 RancheHouse Rd., Cochrane, AB, T4C 2K8; Ph:403-932-3782;

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On June 1, 2019 at 1:33 pm Betty Frey Said:

    We send you our love and thanks for many fond memories of times spent together Sandy and Aunty Betty. We pray you can get some rest. Uncle Bob will be missed. Love Art and Betty

  2. On June 1, 2019 at 2:44 pm Larry Powlesland Said:

    My love and sincere condolences to you all. Bob was such a great man and such a great friend to Mum and Dad. We carry your sorrow in our hearts today.

  3. On June 1, 2019 at 2:52 pm Lyle & Ginny Wilson Said:

    Condolences to his family, sorry to hear, God rest Bob’s sole. Rest in peace. Love Lyle and Ginny.

  4. On June 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm Janet Dunn Said:

    My sincere condolences to all of you – Betty, Sandra, Kelly & Barry, Calum & Kendyl. It’s very hard to hear we’ve lost him. Bob truly was such a wonderful person, the kind that you don’t often find. I fondly remember the many fun times we had, particularly at the cattle penning events. We all had a very good time together and many laughs were shared with Bob & Betty. It sure was wonderful to see you both always enjoying the event and also each other’s company. And the two of you made it fun for everyone around you. My thoughts have certainly been with all of you & the heartache I’m sure you’ve been enduring over the past while. Take comfort in the years of wonderful memories you had with him. Hugs to you all at this very difficult and sad time.

  5. On June 1, 2019 at 3:11 pm allan & carole hall Said:

    so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful man

    Allan & carole Hall

  6. On June 1, 2019 at 4:54 pm Ron & Renie Hanson Said:

    Our Condolences to Betty and family. He will certainly be missed.
    Ron & Renie

  7. On June 1, 2019 at 7:49 pm Bev Wilson Said:

    To Sandra and Betty I send my love and condolences.. Bob and my dad Stan were the best of friends as were my mom and Betty.. we grew up together and I have many wonderful memories of all of you. Bob was just a great guy.. thinking of you at this time
    Bev Wilson

  8. On June 1, 2019 at 9:37 pm Janet & John Paul Said:

    Betty & Sandra
    So sorry to hear about Bob. Condolences to you and your whole family. May all the precious memories of Bob help you through these sad times.

  9. On June 2, 2019 at 4:01 am Sharon Wigton Said:

    My deepest sympathy’s Sandra and Betty May your memories ease your loss

  10. On June 2, 2019 at 10:18 am Elaine Taylor Said:

    Sandy – so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad – I only met him a couple of times when Jim & I stopped in to visit you. Thoughts & prayers are with you & your Mom & family

  11. On June 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm Irmgart Lehmann Said:

    To Betty Sandra and family. I am so sorry for your loss! May you enjoy your memories of him

  12. On June 2, 2019 at 5:54 pm Keith and Michelle Munford Said:

    Dear Betty, Sandra and Kelly

    We are so sorry to hear about Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. On June 2, 2019 at 8:28 pm Carol and Bill Mayhew Said:

    Bob was always such a caring individual, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this very difficult time. Take comfort in the wonderful memories you have all shared over the years.

  14. On June 3, 2019 at 5:17 am Beryl Warner Larson Said:

    Sending you my deepest condolences Sandra & Betty, I remember Bob being a terrific man always quick on the hello:)
    Hope you both find peace in all the memories you all made over the years.
    Love & Hugs Beryl

  15. On June 3, 2019 at 8:50 am Lyle and Ruth Edge Said:

    Sending hugs to you Betty, Sandra, Kelly, Barry, Calum and Kendl, Bob was such a kind, loving man, he loved his girls. He always had a story, helping hand with anything we needed done. We were so grateful we had a great visit with him a couple weeks ago. May all the wonderful memories give you peace, and know he is watching over you all. We will miss our dear friend.

  16. On June 4, 2019 at 3:58 am Bill Morison Said:

    Deepest Sympathy to Betty Sandra & family at this sad time

  17. On June 5, 2019 at 3:47 pm Russell, Patricia & David Wiechnik Said:

    Betty, Sandra, Kelly and family,
    Thinking of you at this time of sadness. Remembering fond memories of Bob.
    Russell, Patricia & David

  18. On June 10, 2019 at 10:19 am Gloria Johnson Said:

    Betty, Sandy, Kelly and family. Sending sincere condolences.

  19. On June 11, 2019 at 4:39 pm Mike Wyganowski and Erna Baets Said:

    We were most saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We will always remember Bob as a great neighbour, always willing to help us when the need arose.