Robert (Bob) Arnold

Obituary of Robert (Bob) Arnold

September 24, 1935 - April 29, 2022


Robert Arnold, so lovingly known as Bob, beloved husband and soulmate of Christina Arnold of Calgary, AB passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the age of 86 years.


Bob was born and raised in Calgary, AB, growing up in Elbow Park.  Graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1960, Bob returned to Alberta to what he loved the most, being close to the land, animals and ranching. Bob was a Lifetime Member of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, following years of Volunteer Work with the Stampede itself and the Rodeo stock at the Stampede Ranch. He also went on to sit on the Board for the Friends of the Bar-U Ranch for many years.


Bob lived his life in a kind, compassionate, and wise way, giving guidance to so many in his quiet manner. Whenever asked how he was doing, the answer was usually, “Any better I’d be a runaway”.  Bob loved his family and adored his two grandchildren, Patty and Ryan.


Bob is survived by his loving wife Christina, daughter Susan (Arnold) Beatson, grandchildren, Patricia and Ryan Beatson, his sons, Brad Arnold and Patrick Arnold, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Mabel (Sexsmith) and Ted (E.D.) Arnold, sister Joan, and brothers, Jim and Eddy Arnold.


Please join us for a Memorial and Celebration of Bob’s Life at the Priddis Community Hall (178131 Priddis Valley Rd W, Priddis, AB) on Friday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed at If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the “Sunshine Fund” through Proactive Seniors, 403-809-1971, or to the Friends of the Bar U Historic Ranch Association,


In living memory of Bob Arnold, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.


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