William Robert (Bob) Ireland
Bob passed away May 13th in the Medicine Hat hospital at the age of 77.
He was born in Oyen, Alberta November 3rd 1944 to Howard and Eloise (Willock) Ireland.
He was raised on the family farm and took all his schooling in Oyen.
After graduating he left for Toronto taking courses at Devry. He worked out of Three Hills for about a year for AGT. Then he began seismic work in the oil patch in Alberta and British Columbia before moving to Singapore. With that as his base he worked in many countries including Burma and Thailand. He also worked off shore on the U.S. coast and in Houston. He retired and moved back to Oyen in 1999.
He is survived by his sister Edna (Dean) McKelvie, brothers Ken (Kate) Ireland and Roger (Jackie) Ireland. As well as three nieces Caroline MacDonald and Jessica and Melissa Ireland.
Predeceased by his parents, his sister Yvonne Wood and her husband Woody, niece Melanie Wood and nephew Jake Wood
There will be a graveside service at a later date.