Robert "Bob" Allen Whittaker

July 13, 1947 - June 07, 2022


Obituary For Robert "Bob" Allen Whittaker

We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of Robert “Bob” Whittaker on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Grande Prairie, AB. He was just 74 years young.

Bob was born in July of 1947, and raised in Victoria, BC, and moved to Calgary, AB, and then to Grande Prairie in 1972. He then began his career with the Grande Prairie Fire Dept which he was proud to serve for 35 years.

Early in his career, off hours were spent working with Airline companies which provided travel benefit opportunities.
Later he helped complete commercial cabinetry projects which he continued with after retirement.

He enjoyed many family camping trips in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and the US (Route 66). Camping with grandchildren was always the most fun. His latest venture involved transporting vehicles between dealerships throughout western Canada.

Bob is survived by his wife Yvonne; sons Terry (Wendy), and Shane; grandchildren: Angela, Jocelyn and Nicholas and their mother Sabrina; his siblings: Carole Entrop, Jo-Ellen Graham, Reg Whittaker (Deb), and Derek Whittaker, and their children; aunt and uncle Maurice and Adele Mingay; several cousins; as well as sisters in-law Joan Freed, Nancy (Darren) Haughian, and Sharon (Colin) Peters and their children and families.

He was predeceased by his parents Allen and Joan; sister Diana; grandparents; as well as aunts and uncles.

He will be missed by many.
May you Rest in Peace. We love you.

A Viewing is available beginning at 1:00pm, on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

A Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00pm, on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Oliver’s Funeral Home. Snacks and refreshments to follow service.

A Livestream of the service will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the service on Bob’s obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home website.

Memorial donations if desired, may be made to charity of one’s choice.

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  • 06/20/2022

    Condolences Yvonne and families. Steve and Karen Boyne sending our heartfelt sympathy to you at this difficult time. "Capt Bob" was our Bravo Platoon. I have many good memories with Capt. of Bravo Platoon. With Kathy and I in the 911 and Fire dispatch, many hours were shared with this dedicated firefighter as he was called to hundreds if not thousands of fire emergencies. Thank you for your service Bob and you can rest knowing you made a difference.

  • 06/20/2022

    Yvonne, Shane and family, my sincere condolences in your loss. Thank you for the opportunity to participate remotely in his celebration of life. I will miss him. Sincerely, Lois Harper

  • 06/18/2022

    Sorry to hear the sad news Yvonne. Condolences from me and Rose.

  • 06/17/2022

    Our sympathies to you Yvonne and family for your loss. Robert was a very dedicated professional firefighter and officer in the Grande Prairie Fire Department. Robert thank you for all your service. RIP. Steve Larsen and family.

  • 06/16/2022

    Yvonne, I am so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. It was a pleasure to work with him for many years. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time.

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