Gravely, Robin

Robin Gravely  Jan. 21, 1957 – July 13, 2021 
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Robin Gravely 
Jan. 21, 1957 – July 13, 2021

Robin Gravely was the youngest of four children born to Tom and Kay Gravely.

He grew up with his sister Sue (Sissy), his brothers Marty (Herman) and Guy (Gege) and niece Halley (Had).

He made many memories with his schoolmates and was friends with many of them still.

Robin worked on the Wark farm and neighbouring farms as a young man, going on to be a pipeline operator for CJ Enterprises, and a chemical hauler/truck driver for Dean’s Oilfield, Terraco, KDK Trucking and was a contract operator for Esso at Big Valley.

The past 15 years Rob hauled fuel for Five Star Fuels and then Co-op. Rob made many lasting friendships from his work.

Robin married his soulmate and partner Gwenda on Oct. 15, 1983.

They farmed for 15 years while raising the loves of their life: Marley, Katelynn and Sara.

Marley and her partner of 20 years, Devin Tetz live in Penticton.

Rob and Gwenda loved spending time with them out there.

Katelynn is a hairstylist in Red Deer and Rob looked forward to visits from her and hearing about all that was happening in her world.

Sara and Tyrell Carstairs and grandchildren Karter, Hadleigh, Nora and Dawson lived just down the road so Rob and Gwenda enjoyed lots of time spent with all of them.

Rob enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbours, coffee at the Botha store, going to toy and antique auctions, junking, and road tripping in BC.

He and Gwenda enjoyed a couple trips to Vegas with friends, Mexico with Marley and Katelynn, Hawaii with friends, Texas for a wedding with friends and many good memories at Buffalo Lake with friends.

Robin was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in May of 2020 and battled his disease with grace, strength and hope until his passing at home surrounded by his girls.

‘We walked him home and he struggles no more.’

Robin is survived by his loving wife Gwenda; daughters Marley (Devin) Tetz of Penticton, Katelynn Gravely of Red Deer and Sara (Tyrell) Carstairs of Botha; sister Susan (Larry) Strandquist of Stettler; brothers Marty (Louise) of Rochon Sands and Guy (Bev) of Calgary and his much loved grandchildren: Karter, Hadleigh, Nora and Dawson.

He is also survived by his beloved niece Halley (Travis) Spady and Ty; Jeff, Andy, Julie, Nicole and Mark and their families; all of Gwenda’s family; and many dear friends.

Robin was predeceased by parents Elva and Thomas Gravely and father-in-law Gordon Yates.

His Celebration of Life was held on Sun. July 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery, Botha, Alta.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Robin’s memory to the Botha Cemetery or Spirit’s Respite Ranch.

To send condolences to the family, please visit

Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and arrangements.

For further information, please contact 403-742-3422.

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