In Memory of Robert “Bob” Taman
September 11, 1929 – March 15, 2023
With great sorrow, the family of Robert “Bob” Taman announces his passing at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. at the age of 93 years.
Bob was born on September 11, 1929, in Asquith, Saskatchewan, son of Charles and Nora Taman. He was one of six children. He attended school and shared an active, busy life in Asquith with family and friends. The family eventually moved to Saskatoon where Bob began working as a very young man. Bob had an amazing work ethic, sometimes holding three jobs. For most of his working life, he was employed by the CNR and finished a multi decade career with the railway as Chief Claims Clerk. He made many great friends on the job and continued meeting with some of them, after retirement, for Tuesday coffee at the Granada House.
On September 30, 1950, Bob married the love of his life, Betty Brown, and they happily raised four children in Saskatoon. He was a totally devoted husband and father. He, Betty and family were active participants in church, school and community activities during the children’s growing up years. He enjoyed everything to do with family; lake time, travel, camping, attending kid’s and grandkid’s events, Taman and Brown family functions and many other activities. He and Betty travelled together throughout Canada and the USA, went on cruises, and they especially enjoyed the RV life. They also had a cabin at Murray Lake that they frequented with their kids and grandkids. Bob liked sitting on the deck soaking up the activity going on around him. He enjoyed curling, some of it league curling at the CN Club and took a turn or two at the Saskatoon Grandfathers Spiel. He was a big Black Hawks fan, watched the Blue Jays regularly and cheered on the Edmonton Elks and Seattle Seahawks. In their later years, Bob and Betty lived in Asquith, Bob’s birthplace, and became actively involved in Seniors events and community life. He was a member of the Asquith Town Council and was a proud member of the Asquith Elks, serving as Treasurer, for several years. Bob and Betty developed many friendships within the town and surrounding area.
There was nothing more important in Bob’s life than his wife and children. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty; grandson, Jonathon Taman; and parents and relatives from the Taman and Brown families. He is survived by his children, Debi (Bob), Jim (Bernadette), Jerre (Stuart) and Chuck (Charlene). The grandkids and greats lit up his life. Bob’s grandkids include: Jennifer (Andrea), Kelly (Pam, and children, Everly, Owen), Jeremy, Reanna, Kellen (Becky), Hillary (Ron, and children, Arlo, Aurora), Graeme (Colleen, and daughter, Elizabeth), Crystal, (Chris), Deanna (Brad, and children, Wasylia, Carys, Olivia, Paisley) and Clinton (Riz). Bob is also survived by his brother, Don (Pat); sister in-law, Marg Taman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to recognize the medical staff associated with the Royal University Hospital Neurology Unit (6300). The team that initiated and carried out Bob’s treatment provided excellent care and support to him and the family. Thank you also to the staff at Parkville Manor, where Bob lived the last ten years of his life, for the ongoing friendship and care provided him.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on March 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home. For those unable to attend the service, the family invites you to join the service via livestream. Internment at the Asquith cemetery will follow at a later date.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation, in Bob’s memory, are encouraged to consider the Asquith Cemetery Fund (c/o Town of Asquith) or a charity of their choice.
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