UNDSETH, Dennis Bobby

Posted: September 14th, 2018

January 12, 1953 – Cabri, Saskatchewan

September 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Dennis Bobby Undseth passed away on September 6, 2018 at Sarcee Hospice in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 65.

His stories will be passed on by his children; his daughter Frankie (Ben) and son Ryder of Calgary; his son Seth of Medicine Hat, and his son Cody of Edmonton; his mother, Bertha Undseth of Pennant; his sister Barbara (Bruce) Forrest of Ucluelet. Bob was predeceased by his father, Irwin “Buster” Undseth.

Bob was a man of many trades and skills. He had pleasant memories of being raised and working on the family farm. He told stories of selling houses and records; of building roads, pizzas, and coffees. Stories of labouring in the Yukon and on a dairy farm; of driving at Bob Bondurant School of Racing and later as a driver instructor with the CAA. He later moved on to School Safety Patrol and finally retired as the general manager of the AMA in Medicine Hat at age 58. He was a gentle man with a love for his dog, his motorcycle, and most importantly his children. He enjoyed his vehicles, but his transportation of choice would always be a horse. He mastered the art of the road trip and fully embraced the freedom of aimless wandering. It was rare for Bob to leave a new location without having made at least a couple new acquaintances. He taught his children that life was about experiences, so he offered them the beautiful, inspiring, and occasionally embarrassing experiences of a lifetime that he would go on to share with whomever would lend an ear.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church and Cemetery outside of Pennant, SK followed by coffee with the family at Pennant’s Senior’s Hall where we will be celebrating Bob’s life and sharing stories in his memory.

4 Condolences for “UNDSETH, Dennis Bobby”

  1. Randy & Crystal Butgereit says:

    Oh Bobby, we shall treasure these last few weeks and the laughs, stories, hugs and love we shared together! ‘Takk for alt’, our friend!
    To Bobby’s children and mother, our deepest condolences. Your dad/son was an amazing man and we feel blessed to have had him in our lives. May the many memories of Bobby help you through this difficult time.

  2. Ernie Whitrow says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a special man with a big heart.

  3. Dean Klaiber says:

    Knew Bob years ago when I lived in Medicine Hat.
    Great guy, we had some good times.
    Ride on Bob !

  4. William Dearborn says:

    Bob,

    You were the best true friend anyone could wish for.

    Our time together was priceless. Always full of fun, kids, dogs and motorcyles.

    The manner in which you ran the office at the AMA was the real you. The office was very efficient and a great place to work for the employees and fun to visit as a customer.

    One day last week while caring for your lawn a woman was parked in front on the street. I approached the vehicle and made conversation. She told me that she was the assistance realtor and had worked at the AMA office with Bob.
    Bob will know who it is if you relay to him that I’m the one that moved his car then had my cousin ( a cop) come to the office and inform Bob that his car was stolen and in an accident.

    I can only imagine how much the employees enjoyed your leadership.

    Your wonderful children will continue with these values that you instilled.

    As you always signed off on your texts all is well shalom.

    Thank you for our time together old friend.