It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robin “Rob” Daryl Brandt, age 58, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Swift Current, SK, at his residence.
Rob is survived by his 3 sisters, Faye (Abe) Wiens of Swift Current, Arlene Peters of Lloydminster, Linda Fetting of Toronto; his former wife, Pam – stepson, Wyatt, and stepdaughter, Martina, all of Halifax, NS; his brothers-in-law, Jerry Andreas, Don Peters; his nieces, Corie, Jillian, Jamie; his nephews, Jeremy (Heather), JT (Lien); his great–nieces, Madison, Brittyn, Kaleigh, Charlize, Jerica, Emma; his great–nephew, Otto; and other extended family – niece, Janice; nephew, Steven (Shammy), Dave; and by cousins, Katlyn (Stefan), Brennan (Kylie), Grayson (Madeline), and Ashton. He was predeceased by his parents, Otto & Sophia Brandt; a sister in infancy, Arlette Brandt; a brother-in-law, Peter Fetting; 2 sets of grandparents; and by various uncles, aunts and cousins.
Rob was born on May 22, 1962 in Saskatoon, SK. The Brandt household was over the moon with happiness when baby Robin was brought home. He spent his childhood and a good part of his adult life in Lashburn, SK, helping his parents with grain and cattle farming, along with a couple of riding horses (pets) at the so-called family “Ranch”. A proud moment was when Rob was only five, and he and his dad rode their horses in the town parade. Rob enjoyed his friends and many family functions in his young and teenage years.
At age 16, Rob left academics behind and started working in the oil industry under Alvin (A.J.) Jakubowski, whom he considered a great boss and a good friend. Rob learned the skill very quickly. It was a proud day for Rob when he partnered in purchasing his own vac truck. In the year 2000, Rob married his girlfriend, Pamela Nader. He loved her children, Wyatt and Marti, like they were his own, and continued to maintain a close relationship with them. In later years, Rob moved to Swift Current where his older sister, Faye & Abe Wiens lived. For a number of years he worked alongside his brother-in-law, Abe and their son & daughter-in-law, Steve & Shammy, in the grain farming business. Abe was a great mentor to Rob. Rob also immensely enjoyed his sister’s cooking, and she was his Rock! Rob also worked at the Elmwood golf course. Until his passing, he was working under Steve & Shammy at the Cactus Bloom Campsite, R.V. Resort at the Saskatchewan Landing, where he was affectionately known to them as “Uncle Rob”.
Rob had a genuine fondness for animals that started in his young years, especially his pet cat, Cougar, and his pet dogs, Star, Festus and Hoss. His love for animals carried on after moving to Swift Current. Spending a lot of time at the farm, he got very attached to Steve & Shammy’s family dogs which was very much reciprocated. When they vacationed, the dogs were in Uncle Rob’s care. He would take it one step further by often loading up namely Maggie and Mia, and later Tillie and take them home to his condo so they wouldn’t be alone. Steve & Shammy could always count on Uncle Rob for their go-to-guy for many years which developed into a very close bond.
Rob was an avid sports fan and had great knowledge of it. His passion was mostly hockey and baseball, and he played both of these sports as a kid with family members cheering him on. Linda will sadly miss all the messaging and banter with Rob during live games, mainly from the Blue Jays games. He also enjoyed fishing and golf.
Rob enjoyed life to the fullest, enjoying family and friends. Throughout his life he could be counted on for his dependability in his working career. To know Rob, was to know loyalty, his laughter, his gentle spirit, and his great sense of humour. He was a loyal brother, uncle, stepdad and friend. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do to help out a friend or support his family, especially his sisters.
Rob will be deeply missed and will leave a huge void in our lives, but will remain forever in our hearts.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private family memorial will be held at a later date.
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