Robert David Yachimec

September 14, 1949 - April 12, 2022
April 16, 2022 8 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Robert (Bob) Yachimec was a man with presence. He filled every space he was in with his warm personality and robust physique. Everything about him was larger than life - his smile, his generosity and the way he loved.

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the age of 71, Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by “his girls”. Bob will be remembered by his loving wife of 50 years, Sylvia, daughters Katy (Patrick) and Abby (Peter), as well as his beautiful grandchildren, Luca, Violet, Oliver and Annabel. Bob is survived by his mother, Mary Yachimec, siblings Sandy King (Rob), Fred Yachimec (Lori) and many other family and friends.

Bob was born September 14, 1949 to Mary and Dave Yachimec. The eldest of four, Bob was full of energy and keen to make friends wherever he went. He spent over 40 years in Fort McMurray raising his family and working in the oil sands industry for Syncrude Canada. Bob will be remembered for his remarkable ability to make guests feel like part of the family and loving his sweet wife, his girls, their partners and grandchildren with his whole heart.

We will be hosting a celebration of life open house on May 14 between 2-6 pm. This will be a time for sharing stories and fond memories of Bob throughout his life. All are welcome. Please email for more information.

Donations to the Lewy Body Dementia Association ( in Bob’s honour would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Sending all of our love to you and your family Abby. Xo Your father sounds like a wonderful dad/grandfather, not hard to tell where you get your warmth from. Hold on close to all those memories. Henry and Evelyn are sending big hugs to Luca and Oliver. ❤

    All our love,

    The Alywards

  2. My Thoughts Are With You Sylvia, Katy & Abby! ❤️

    • Sylvia our condolences to you & the girls. Your in our thoughts.
      Aoife & Troy

  3. I worked with Bob for many years at SCL. Great fellow, glad our paths crossed. Our condolences to the family.
    Mitch & Anne Alexander

  4. To Sylvia and girls. We are so sorry for your loss. Bob and I met back in January 1985 when I was first hired on at Syncrude. Bob was a great guy to be around , he made you feel you belonged there. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

    Ellen and Gord LeBlanc
    Saint John N.B.

  5. Our deepest condolences to the family of Robert (Bob) David Yachimec. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Very sorry to hear this. Bob was a big help to me at Syncrude when I first hired on. His experience and support was greatly appreciated, and his friendly demeanour made me feel welcome. My deepest condolences to the family, he will be missed.

  7. Long lasting love and condolences to Sylvia, Katy, Abby and all the children and family who will be missing this kind and caring man.

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