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Friday July 20, 2018
2:30 PM
River Valley Community Church on Friday, July 20, 2:30 p.m.
In memory of
Robert Henry Bardston
Passed away on June 12, 2018


Robert Bardston of Medicine Hat , Alberta died on June 12, 2018 at the age of 68. Raised in the projects of Louisville, Kentucky he went on to be the first black member of a major orchestra in the Southern U.S.

A cellist with a masters degree - with highest distinction - in cello performance. A vocalist, musician par excellence and humanitarian.

A brilliant teacher who's many students went on to positions in major orchestras in Canada and elsewhere, several winning first prizes

in national competitions. His remarkable life was documented in a National Film Board of Canada movie: "Robert Bardston, the Bard's Son",

and in "the Posi+ve Side" , "PositiveLite.com" and other publications.

In his later life, he became an activist in AIDS advocacy and awareness and was co-chair of CHABAC.

He had a heart for the homeless, often allowing them to stay at his place. He was a generous , kind and compassionate man. He left a deep impression on all who knew him.

He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at the River Valley Community Church in Medicine Hat, on Friday July 20 at 2:30 pm.

Message from Clint Houston July 11, 2018

A remarkable musician , my first teacher


Take Care
Clint Houston
Message from Marissa (Olson) Cotter July 12, 2018

Lots of love to all that felt the commitment, care, and love of this great man. Rest In Peace dear Mr. Bardston


Take Care
Marissa (Olson) Cotter