Obituary for Robert Nick "Rob" Holowaychuk
Mr. Robert Nick ‘Rob’ Holowaychuk passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the age of 66 years. Rob was born on March 29, 1951 at Edmonton, Alberta, to Mary and Nick Holowaychuk. Rob grew up on a farm near Chipman, Alberta, with his parents and his older sister, Rose. He attended Elementary School in Chipman, and High School in Lamont, Alberta; and went on to attend Lakeland College in Vermillion, Alberta from 1969 to 1970. While at Vermillion, Rob met Valli Lovell, and they were married in 1972. In 1974, they bought the family farm and started Ajax Angus. Together Rob and Valli had two children, Mark and Dawn. In 1978, Rob and Valli moved to a farm near Andrew, Alberta; where they continued to raise Angus cattle. Rob started his Cattle Management Company, RNH Livestock, in 1980. He moved to Red Deer, Alberta in 1989, and renamed the company OBI. In 2007, Rob moved to Edenwold, Saskatchewan, where he lived with his common-law partner, Belinda Wagner, and her son, Ryan. Rob’s passion for cattle, keen eye, and great talent for assembling exceptional cow herds made OBI a success. Rob loved what he did, and loved the people he worked with. He was always willing to share his opinion; which made him a well respected member of the cattle community. Rob has left his mark on the Cattle Industry, and he will be remembered by everyone who knew him. Rob will be lovingly remembered by his spouse, Belinda Wagner and her son, Ryan; his son, Mark (Sandy) Holowaychuk, and grandchildren, Kelton and Payton; his daughter, Dawn (Robbie) Cramer and grandchildren, Jayden and Keara; his sister, Rose Pullishy, and nieces, Valerie Pullishy, Melody Murphy and Judy Engel, and their families. A Celebration of Rob’s Life will be held at the Kingsway Legion, 14339 - 50 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, in place of flowers, memorial donations in Rob’s honour may be made to the Canadian Angus Foundation, Box 3771, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3N8. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.