PLAXTON, Dr. Robert

Posted: December 17th, 2018


DR. ROBERT “BOB” PLAXTON passed away peacefully on December 10, 2018.

He is survived by his wife Ann Louise, daughters Linda Plaxton and Nancy (Rick) Baker and son David Plaxton (Debbie Dew). Bob will be missed by his granddaughters Lauren Warnica, Kathryn Warnica, Victoria Baker, Leah Plaxton and Chloe Plaxton. Bob is survived by five siblings, Muriel Avery, Audrey Plaxton, Gordon (Nan) Plaxton, Jean (Bob) Midyette and John Plaxton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob was born and raised in and around Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Following high school, he went to the University of Saskatchewan to obtain his Bachelor of Arts and his Bachelor of Education degrees. Later in his career, he obtained his Masters of Arts degree and his Ph.D. in Education Administration at the University of Alberta. Bob enjoyed his career in Education both in Calgary and Lethbridge. He was Superintendent of Lethbridge School District #51 for 18 years.

Following retirement, Bob became Executive Director of the College of Alberta School Superintendents. His work in Education allowed him to be very much involved in the community of Lethbridge and the province of Alberta.

Please join us to remember Bob at a celebration of his life on Thursday December 20, 2018 at the LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB – 101 Country Club Rd, Lethbridge, AB. There will be a remembrance program at 12:00 P.M. followed by a social gathering and light lunch.

Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Herve Langlois says:

    Ione and I learned of Bob’s passing today and wish to express our most sincere condolences to Ann Louise and family. Bob was a highly respected member of the education community. We got to know him better in Waskesiu which he enjoyed for many years. He will be fondly remembered.

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