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Robert R. Darbison of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at his home on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the age of 90 years. He was born in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario on June 1, 1930, and served in the Royal Canadian Navy on the east coast from 1954 – 1959.

Robert will be forever remembered and greatly missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy (nee Owen); and his children: Bob Venebles and family of Ohio; David Venebles and family of Ontario; Bill (Kathleen) Darbison of Warren, Michigan; Debra Crowe of Calgary; Cheryl (Dave) Meierhofer of Hoadley; and Tina (Jim) Sanderson of Trochu. He will also be lovingly remembered by his cherished grandchildren: Crystal, Stephanie, Amanda, Drew, Scott, Joe, Todd, Justin, and Brandon; his four great grandchildren: Delia, Ayla, Fischer, and Logan; as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and several close friends. Robert was predeceased by his parents, William and Elizabeth; two brothers, Bill and Gord; and five sisters: Marilyn, Gracia, Shirley, Evelyn, and Betty Lou.

A Family Gathering took place on the farm at Hoadley, Alberta at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Robert’s Memory may be made directly to cancer research at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710, 10123 – 99 Street N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3H1 (; or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting:

Cremation Arrangements for the Late Robert R. Darbison entrusted to the care of


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