Robert Jaap Stam

29-Nov-1931 - 08-May-2020

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Posted by Carolien Reynolds | 27-Jul-2020

It's been almost three months and it's not getting any easier...its' getting worse. I miss you. Love you, Clien x

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Posted by Patricia Down | 16-May-2020

Thursday morning was my time to volunteer at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and I always looked forward to meeting Robert for a little chat. He had a way of brightening the day. It was my honor to serve him coffee and a cookie when he took a wee break from sorting his pamphlets. Us "Thurs. am." group often sat together when we had the pleasure of attending a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. I remember occasions at the Calgary Zoo and at Fort Calgary, with pleasant conversations taking place. Robert, you will be missed. My condolences to all the family.

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Posted by Ageeth Van Oosten | 15-May-2020

Als kind kwam ik in Naarden bij
U thuis. Altijd vrolijk. Dat weet ik nog. Ik voelde mij welkom. Ook toen we elkaar jaren later zagen en een dagje naar Banff reden. Overbezorgd om mijn enthousiasme om een enorme eland langs de weg te fotograferen. De laatste keer was in Zeist, toen ik bij u beiden gezellig heb geluncht na een sollicitatie vlakbij. U was warm en vrolijk en heel geïnteresseerd. Ik heb u nog nooit zonder glimlach gezien als ik erover nadenk. Wat een mooie gedachte. U zult enorm gemist worden en ik voel mee met uw vrouw en de familie. Veel sterkte allemaal met het verlies. Veel liefs uit Haarlem voor allen van Ageeth.

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Posted by Bob Reynolds | 15-May-2020

I had the honour of having Rob Stam as my father-in- law when Carolien and I were married. He was such a very good man. He always looked for the positives in people and was so keep to find out what they had all been up to.

I enjoyed hosting him on his visits to England and will always recall taking him with me to rugby and cricket clubs where he would be inevitably confused by these “foreign” sports! His confusion increased further after a couple of pints of English Ale and he was always such great company to be with when introduced to all my friends.

My daughters thought the world of him and I know that they will never ever forget their Opa!!

Rest in Peace Rob Stam x

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Posted by Jim & Judy Thompson | 15-May-2020

we were very saddened to hear of the passing of Robert. As neighbors in Briar Park Estates he always had a friendly greeting ,& cared so much for the community , he will be missed by many , Rest in Peace Robert.

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Posted by Christopher Davis | 13-May-2020

So sorry to see today’s published news of your Father’s (Opa’s) passing. The obituary says “he was unconditionally kind and was loved and respected by all who had the pleasure to know him”, which sums it so well.

We are blessed to have known him. Our warm wishes to your entire family and a big hug for your Mom.

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Posted by Rebecca Kotyk | 13-May-2020

Robert was kind, loving and warmed a room with his sunny disposition. He always made me feel so special and part of his family.
My favourite memories are of him at Christmas playing games and us all laughing so hard until tears ran down our faces. He had a wonderful sense of humour ❤️
He will be missed so very much.

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Posted by Betty Bronneberg | 13-May-2020

I was so blessed to be able to meet Robert several times. I was lucky to be his guest at his home. He was such a friendly adorable man. He illuminated me too. I always will remember him as a person who brought joy and good feelings.
My deepest condolences for oma, his children and grandchildren and all of the family. I am convinced that this beautiful soul will guide you and shine on you your whole life through.
My deepest respect. Betty

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Posted by Tineke & Nico Roelofsen | 13-May-2020

Dear Mattie & family, our hearts go out to all of you in this difficult time.
For us, he will be missed as a great and dear friend. It is unreal to even imagine that he is no longer with us. We talked to him earlier last week by phone from Mexico and he was bored because he could not do what he wanted to do.
He was a self starter always up for something new, as long as it was in good taste. The four of us always enjoyed each others company playing games and having dinners together. The year was not complete without celebrating New Years together and most of the time it was not even on New Years' Eve.
Since golf and music were no longer possible for him, the three of us Rob, Dolf van Dorssen and I had an (ir)regular bowling game in the morning followed by a good lunch. For me, we were something like The Three Musketeers. In the late 1980's we started the Dutch Canadian Business Club, which still exists today.
Rob was somebody from Burgundy, a lover of the good things in life, like great food and a good glass of wine while having a nice conversation. That combined with his good nature and being a reliable friend, makes for an exceptional human being who will be missed dearly.
His legacy lives on in the generations Mattie & Rob have created. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tineke & Nico Roelofsen.

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Posted by Susan Sullivan | 13-May-2020

Thank you Opa for standing in for me as an amazing father figure so many times throughout my life and then down the road, giving me away for marriage as you did for your own daughters.

From when I met you in my late teens and the way that you, Oma and your family welcomed me into your home and showed me the meaning of family is the greatest gift that anyone could ask for.

To me, you will always remain the kindest, most genuine and sincere man anyone could ever be lucky enough to have met, let alone your hidden talents for making train models, making wine, playing music
and also playing Chef with memorable weekend breakfasts.

My family and I will miss you very much. You showed us all what an amazing father, husband and friend should be like and you you set the standard high as a role model for us all.

Love you, thank you, miss you and good-bye until we meet again.

Xo Susan (Sue)

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