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Robert John Tracey

October 26, 1957 ~ July 2, 2020 (age 62)

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A private family service will be held at Loon Lake Pioneer Cemetery

 

ROBERT JOHN TRACEY

Robert John Tracey was born on October 26, 1957 in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan to proud parents, Gertrude and Jim (Robert James) Tracey.   Robert passed away on July 2, 2020 in the Meadow Lake Hospital at the age of 62 after a lengthy struggle with cardiac disease and a seven-month battle with cancer.

Robert was raised on the family farm near Loon Lake.  As a child he was energetic and busy.  Always working on a project or finding activities for everyone else to participate in. 

After school, he moved to Chetwynd, BC to work.  A few years later he came back to Loon Lake to work on the family farm which he took over once his father passed away in 1983.  After the farm was sold, he worked as a truckdriver, equipment operator along with other miscellaneous jobs. 

He met Sandra Warner in Prince George, BC in the 80’s and returned home to Loon Lake as a family of four, with her and her two young daughters: Rochelle and Christina.  They divorced in 2009.

When Robert was a young boy, his father would often pick up the guitar in the evening to play a few songs and Robert became very interested in learning to play.  When he was about ten years old, he went trapping with his father and earned enough money to purchase his first guitar and amp.  This guitar was the beginning of a lifetime relationship with music.  He learned to play not only the guitar, but also the violin, the accordion, mandolin and banjo.  Music became a lifelong, loyal friend.  He had patience, commitment and interest in learning as much about music as possible and in the last twelve years of his life, he played an instrument a minimum of two hours per day and logged over 5000 hours on his guitars. 

Robert was an outdoors person who enjoyed hunting, some fishing, water activities such as skiing, horseback riding, and in later years gardening, bird watching and his music.  He spent many hours on the internet learning more about his many interests.

Robert was predeceased by his parents Jim and Gertrude Tracey.  He is survived by his sisters Penny (Clem) Morton, Irene (Leo) Denis and brother Vincent (Linda) Tracey; five nephews, two nieces, nine great-nephews and five great-nieces. 

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