O’DELL, Alvin Robert “Bob”

January 24, 1924 – February 13, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved Bob passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 93.

Bob had a large and loving family who will miss him dearly. He is survived by his four sons;  David (Marilyn) of Fort Francis, ON,  George of Calgary, AB,  Cyril (Brenda) of Enderby, BC, and Thomas (Patricia) of Claresholm, AB; his daughter Helen (Laurence) Stock of Cochrane, AB;  six grandchildren, Cam (Jolyn) O’Dell of Airdrie, Brian O’Dell of Fort Francis, Alyssa O’Dell of Ottawa, Brad (Carie) Stock of Calgary, Eric (Caitlin) Stock of Lethbridge, and Laura (Adam) Genno of Cochrane; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Liam.

We have great comfort in knowing that Bob is once again with his sweetheart Alice for a very special Valentine’s Day.

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  1. On February 24, 2017 at 4:20 pm Gerry and Kathie Thomson Said:

    Dear Cy. We are sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was always a kind and gracious man through all the years we worked for him. It was a privilege to know him and we’re sure he’s left a huge hole in your family. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Gerry and Kathie (Thomson Plbg & Htg)

  2. On February 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm Tracy (Provost) Lambkin Said:

    My deepest deepest condolences to Great UncleBob’s Children and your families. We did not know each other but I had the honour of meeting your Dad quite a few times. My Mom (Carol Tromanhauser Provost) was your Dad’s niece. That would make my Nana Tromanhauser your Dad’s sister. …….Again you all have my deepest deepest condolences……Kind Regards Tracy Lambkin

  3. On February 27, 2017 at 5:18 pm Liana Tromanhauser Said:

    Bob was my late husband Ted’s much loved uncle. Having lost his father at an early age, he cherished his relationship with his mother’s younger brother. I had occasions to meet him at a few family affairs and was charmed by him.
    Deepest condolences to the family.

  4. On March 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm Brenda Said:

    Was so sad to see your dads obituary in the salmon arm observer.
    He was such a great guy and always had great respect for him.
    Your mom and my late wife always enjoyed a Sunday talk before mass in Sorrento where I got to know your dad.
    Have often thought of him after he resettled in Cochrane.

    You will miss him as many others will.

    Best regards
    Neil Reynolds and Martha Timm

  5. On March 4, 2017 at 7:33 am Andrée Maxwell Said:

    I saw your father passed away in the Salmon Arm Observer. My condolences. I only knew your father for a short time and he was truly a gentleman.

    Yours truly, distant cousin, Andrée Maxwell

  6. On March 8, 2017 at 8:50 am Bill and Joan Case Said:

    To Bob’s Family we offer our sincerest condolences. We have known Bob a lot of years and always found him to be a wonderful, kind, and very happy person. We know you will all miss him very much. We enjoy the picture you have posted with his obituary as we know it was taken at his 90th birthday party and he was doing what he enjoyed most — being in the company of his family and watching them be happy. Bob was quite a man and we will miss him…especially so his Christmas letters which were always an joy to read. We feel privileged to have been on the receiving end. Rest in Peace Bob. Bill and Joan