GUTHRIE, Robert “Bob” Anthony James

May 28, 1942 – November 23, 2019

Bob is survived by his loving family and will be greatly missed by his wife Sharon; his daughter Sheila (Guy) Park; his daughter Sherry Guthrie and grandchildren Quinton and Avrey, and great grandsons Kaiden, Mason and Ashton; his brother David (Karen); and his brother-in-law Lyle MacCharles. Bob is predeceased by his brother John and his sister Myrna MacCharles.

Bob loved the Lord. His favorite chapter was Psalm 91.  Even with the onset of dementia he loved to hear the scriptures read to him and to pray together with his wife Sharon. Each time together was concluded by praying and quoting the verse: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer”. Psalm 19:14

The Guthrie family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Cochrane for the excellent care he received. They were like his extended family. To the Chaplains of Bethany who were faithful to visit and pray with Bob when he wasn’t able to attend the Chapel services, thank you.

Bob was raised on a dairy farm in Ontario. One of Bob’s greater loves was hockey; he playing in the O.H.A. Senior ‘A’, which is equivalent to the men’s Junior Hockey League today. He was drafted to the Chicago Blackhawks Farm System, at a point in his young life.

Bob had an extended career in heavy equipment sales; in the later years, Bob moved to Alberta where he started his own heavy equipment Sales and Service Company, which focused on mining and forestry.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at Cochrane Country Funeral Home (#6, 402 Railway St. W, Cochrane, AB T4C 2B6) on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cochrane Bethany Long-term Care.

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

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  1. On November 26, 2019 at 5:44 pm Roy & Maxine Berg Said:

    Our condolences to our sister Sharon and the Guthrie family for their loss. Bob was a special guy in the Berg family and he will be missed by all of us. His humour and love for extra strong coffee would give us all a chuckle and running for the hot water to hopefully make the coffee a little weaker! He’s now safe in the arms of the Lord. Hugs to all!

  2. On November 27, 2019 at 8:53 am Judi Berg & family Said:

    Dear Sharon and all the Guthrie family,

    My sincere condolences for your loss. Bob was a big hearted and funny guy. Only good memories will be with me. Praying for the comfort of knowing he is with our Lord.

    Love you
    Judi, Adam, Stephanie and Alexis

  3. On November 27, 2019 at 9:02 am Ivan & Sonna Preston Said:

    Our deepest condolences to you Sharon and to Sherry & Sheila. Bob was our friend and he certainly will be missed. We are praying for you all during this time of deep sorrow. Love you. Ivan and Donna Preston