Habscheid, Robert, age 62, of the SC/Wymark area, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2021, with his wife, son and daughter by his side. A small service for family and close friends will be held on March 4th, at the Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home, Swift Current, with Deacon David Hagel officiating.
Robert is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Dunham), son Nick and daughter Bailey, mother Virginia and brothers Roland (Diane) and Marc, nephew Zach (Ali) and niece Alex (Kurtis), sister-in-law Mavis (Doug) Hoffman, nephews Kaid (Carmen, twins Addison & Aubrey), Jordon (Michaela) and Erin, brother-in-law Murray Dunham (Tanice), and nephew Ty (Lisa) Byers. He was predeceased by his father Nick, and father & mother-in-law Vern & Arletta Dunham.
Robert was born in Swift Current on August 26, 1958. He attended school at Amphion, Wymark, Irwin and the SCCHS, graduating in 1977. Robert was very athletic, playing a variety of sports. He excelled in baseball/softball (Bill & Harv Jr's., Imperial Hotel and the Burnham softball teams), football and hockey, but although competitive, his main goal was to have fun. His teens were spent dirt-biking, hunting and fishing, often with Gord, Gerard, Greg & Phil (Dean) Nelson. Many stories came out of these days and we cherish the stories we remember him telling us.
He went on to work full-time at Eagle Farm, and the summer of '77 he took time off to visit Luxembourg, the country his parents had immigrated from. Shortly thereafter, he attended STI in Moose Jaw pursuing JM Electrician papers. In May of 1980, he went Custom combining with a company out of Drinkwater, SK. This took him to South & North Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. The days were long, but it was an experience of a lifetime. When he returned, he again worked for Eagle Farm (the Lang boys), where he eventually became the truck driver, delivering many tractors and combines across Saskatchewan. We heard lots of great stories from these trips. Eagle Farm became South West Pro Ag, and South West Pro Ag soon became Redhead Equipment where he was soon twisting wrenches as a self-taught mechanic. Thirty-seven years were spent in the agricultural industry, where he made lifelong friends, both with Customers and Co-workers. We often joked that if he ran into to someone, he might not always know their name, but he could tell you exactly where they lived.
Marilyn and he were married in June of 1985, moving a house onto a quarter section just south of SC. This became their home, where as a couple they continued to improve the yard/house over their 35+ years together. Robert planted many trees, watering, hoeing and generally babying them over the years and had recently purchased a new yard tractor to maintain the yard.
In 1990, Nick was born and Bailey came along in 1992. He was a great father and mentor, always supporting whatever either of them decided to do, even if it often gave their mother a heart attack. Robert coached both in hockey, often in the same year, where there was many a trip made to two different towns on the same day, just so he could coach each of their games. He was a huge supporter of whatever they decided to do, even if unconventional. Family always came first for Robert. He loved supporting them in whatever they did. In fact, even when they were adults, he could be seen at Nick's boxing matches or watching Bailey in whatever sport she was playing or coaching. As Robert often said, "Everyday is a good day when I get to spend time with my kids."
A lifetime dream of his was to visit Alaska and we are so grateful we were able to enjoy this trip in the summer of 2016. A trailer was purchased and away we went, with Robert driving the whole way.
In the last few years, Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother-in-law Murray and good friend Ryan. A deluxe fishing shack, aka 'old trailer' was modified, wood stove installed, with even a 'King's corner' for the brother-in-law. They had so much fun, it was decided a boat was needed for the summer. He so looked forward to spending more time doing what he loved.
Robert loved deeply, forgave quickly and would do anything for his family and friends, and always, always with a smile on his face. He built confidence in all he met, teased often and usually had a nickname or two for those special to him.
He was the glue that held us together and our rock. As a family, we are heartbroken, but are so very thankful for the years we had together. We cannot thank the Doctors and Nurses at the Regina General CCU, Cypress Regional Hospital, the Associate Family Clinic and especially Dr. Gatzke. You are truly all special!
Your thoughts and prayers for Robert's family are the greatest gift of all. If it is your wish to honour Robert's memory, we would greatly appreciate a contribution that will be put towards a bench for Robert's final resting place on the family farm. These donations can be forwarded to Warren's Funeral Home, 126 - 2nd Avenue NE, PO Box 37, Swift Current, SK S9H 3V5.
Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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