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Thursday August 10, 2017
1:00 PM
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating
A private family interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.
In memory of
Robert Kost
May 21, 1931 - August 04, 2017 - Age 86

It is with profound sadness that the family of Robert “Bob” Kost announce his passing on August 4, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Bob was the second youngest of 12 siblings, born on May 21, 1931 in Schuler. He is survived by Audrey, his wife of 65 years, and two daughters, Gail (Mel) Williams of Crowsnest Pass, and Brenda (Safwat) Gabriel of Vancouver. Also left are two grandchildren, Hayley (Mike) Rayment and Stefan Gabriel; great granddaughter, Heidi; two sisters, Molly Durr and Edna Anheliger and his brother in law, Harold Burkett of Oakville, Ontario as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Otelia Kost and by four brothers and five sisters. Bob worked for the C.P.R. until 1956 when he started Kost Fire Equipment Ltd. He went to work every day until he was 82 at which time, alzheimers took away the man that he was and made it necessary to move him to River Ridge Senior’s Village, where he lived peacefully until his passing. Dad was a hard working man who prided himself on never having missed a day of work. He was completely dedicated to his family. Time spent together meant everything to him. Unfortunately, the disease robbed him of his last few years with us. Until we meet again, we love you and miss you.

Alzheimer’s Request

Do not ask me to remember

Don’t try to make me understand

Let me rest and know you’re with me

Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I’m confused beyond your concept

I’m sad and sick and lost

All I know is that I need you

To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me

Do not scold or curse or cry

I can’t help the way I’m acting

I can’t be different though I try

Just remember that I need you

That the best of me is gone

Please don’t fail to stand beside me

Love me till my life is gone.

The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. - 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. In memory of Bob, Kost Fire will be closed at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Bob Kost.

Message from Crystal and Jim August 10, 2017

Our prayers go out to the family for the loss of bob whom was truly loved by all who knew him. He worked hard and cared for his employees. Bob was genuine and shared many wonderful stories and laughs and he will always be remembered in our hearts. We send all of our love and condolences to the family and know that you are in our prayers. Love jim and crystal .


Take Care
Crystal and Jim