LEINWEBER, Robert (Bob)

OBIT Leinweber

Robert (Bob) Leinweber was born on the family farm Northwest of Acme to John and Annie Leinweber on August 27, 1931. It was here that he grew up and continued to live, until he built his own home just south of the family homestead. When living on his own became more difficult, he moved to his new home at Westview Care Community in Linden, where he enjoyed great care, good meals, and people to visit with. Bob died on January 31, 2023. Bob attended the Gobert School where he loved to participate in sporting activities. The small track meets with Burnside School and the annual Wheatland track meet in Swalwell were highlights. Bob enjoyed the competition. At 8 years of age Bob lost a portion of his hearing due to complications from Scarlet Fever. Communication was a challenge, not being able to hear a normal conversation limited his interaction with others. Despite this challenge Bob was able to adapt and be successful at whatever he undertook. The cochlear implant he received in his 60’s was an immense improvement for him and he would often tell us that he was one of the first in Calgary to get one. After the closure of Gobert School in 1942 Bob attended the Bancroft School. In the fall of that year, most of the boys over the age of 12 would miss a month of school to help with the harvest. They replaced the older boys who had been conscripted to the war. In 1944 Acme joined the Wheatland School Division and he then attended Acme School. Bob graduated from Acme School in 1949 at the age of 17. Bob’s interests included mechanical work and carpentry. Bob also loved sports, especially baseball and curling. He spent many hours attending games in the area and participating in curling. His love of reading proved to increase his knowledge in many subjects. During his farming years with his brothers Allan and Harvey, Bob bought his own registered pure bred Hereford cows. Bob’s travels never took him far from home. His furthest destinations included one trip to Montana to deliver bulls and another trip to Saskatchewan to tour a farm machinery factory. Farming was his life and love. He could talk about it for hours with anyone who would listen. His true happiness was watching the crops being seeded in spring, watching them grow, and harvesting with family in the fall. Bob will be fondly remembered by his two sisters Eileen Hannah of Linden, AB, and Violet Walker of Ottawa, ON. He is also survived by Leinweber family; Kurt (Tracy), Ken (Cathy), Ruth (Sandor), Beccie (Allan), Brenda (Dan); Hannah family; Brian (Evie), Miles (Viv), Wendell (Debbie), Dave (Rose), Doug (Brenda); Walker family; Annette, Sherry (Dave), Burl (Wendy), Lyle (Rosie); 39 great nieces and nephews and 55 great-great nieces and nephews. A special Thank You to all the doctors and staff at the Three Hills Health Centre, St. Mary’s Health Care Centre and Westview Care Community for their care and support of Bob. Services were held Monday, February 6, 2023, at the Linden Mennonite Brethren Church. Bob was laid to rest at the Acme Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Westview Care Community, Linden, AB. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetltd.ca