Obituary of Robert Mathew Desautels
December 20, 1958 – St. Boniface, Manitoba
November 24, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta
Robert (Rob) Desautels of Calgary Alberta passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at the age of 63 years.
Rob was a gentle, independent man who enjoyed solitary pursuits including reading, art, and listening to music. At the age of three, his artistic gift was apparent. He spoke often of his experiences at the Alberta College of Art and cherished his artwork. Rob worked in the retail and hospitality industries for many years. He took pride in helping, including heavy jobs associated with setting up and cleaning up after big family gatherings. Rob had a special bond with his niece Luna as they shared a birthday.
Rob is survived by his mother Lona, and siblings, Mark (Deborah), Bruce, Paula (Heather), Tod, Dane (Rhonda), Timothy (Janet), Michael (Katerina), Karen, and James (Smaranda). He is also survived by eighteen nieces and nephews. Rob was predeceased by his father Leo and brother Shaun.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Rob Desautels, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.