TURNER, Robert “Bobby” Walter

Turner, Bobby Picture

November 28, 1933 – May 19, 2016

R.W. Bobby Turner of Cochrane, Alberta passed away on May 19, 2016 at the age of 82 years.
He is survived by his wife Sunni (Sonia) of 63 years and 5 sons: Tony (Manon), Jim, Norman (Dawn), Frank (Lois) and Winston (Tara); 18 grandchildren; Twyla (Dan), Jason, Stephania, their mother Cindy, Thomas (Kayla) his mother Pat; Jody (Elaina), Steven (Paige), Heather (Dallas) their mother Deb; Amy (Brett), Blain and Nicole; Jo Anne (Trevor), Robert, Blair and Anastashia; Ben, Sadie, Annabelle and Wren; and 8 great grand-children; Hawksley & Evangeline; Rainy & Reese; Taylynn & Tristen; Wesley & Kate; his sister Marion Woodson and sister-in-law Ann Robertson.
He was predeceased by his parents A.W. Bob and Mabel Turner and his sisters Gwyn Waldo and Olive Rushfeldt.

Bobby was a farmer, rancher, adventurer and big game guide and outfitter and lived all his life on the Lochend Road at the Rafter 7 Ranch. He had a busy ride through life; he was president of the Cochrane North Mutual Telephone Company, Cochrane North Electrification System, Professional Outfitters Association of Alberta and was on the Board of Directors for the Nose Creek Valley Museum, the Milk Producers of Canada and a member of other numerous associations.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Cochrane Alliance Church on Thursday May 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stockman’s Memorial Foundation, PO Box 459, Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 or Big Hill Lodge, 98 Carolina Drive, Cochrane, AB, T4C 1X5.

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  1. On May 24, 2016 at 3:55 pm John and Rosie Forsyth Said:

    Bobby was a larger than life character who will be sorely missed. Our condolences to all of the family. May his spirit and your fond memories sustain you in this loss.

  2. On May 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm Gayle Dionne Said:

    To all of the family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Mr. Turner was a friendly hard working man. He will be missed. Thinking of you at this time. Gayle Dionne

  3. On May 26, 2016 at 6:37 am Marlene Starner Said:

    Jim and family – Evan and I send our deepest sympathies on the loos of your dad. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  4. On June 1, 2016 at 9:00 am Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    Sonni and family Was so sorry to hear about Bobbie thinking about the years we have known him buying dairy cattle from my Dad and the laughter was never very far away. He lived the life of the old time cowboy how simple things were the best The sound of flowing creek, how the sunshine warmed your cheek. the crunch of the leaves in the fall ,the beautiful Rocky Mountains where he spent many good times. May you find comfort in knowing life was good even in the hard times and the good times they made you the family unit you are today. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. On June 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm Glen & Liz Boles Said:

    Sunni and family, we were so sorry to learn that Bobby had passed away. We send our deepest
    condolences to you and your family. Many times we met in Safeway and Bank having our short
    visits and many laughs, they will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    at this difficult time. Glen & Liz Boles

  6. On June 2, 2016 at 7:16 am Carol Dutchik Said:

    My condolences Sunni and family. My prayers are with you all.