Robert John Hirsch, late of Vernon, B.C. passed away peacefully in his sleep just as he had wanted on March, 11, 2011. He was 90 years old.


He was predeceased by his first wife, Elvera Mohns in 1996 and his second wife, Irene Munchaster in 2008; his brothers, Matthew and Adam Hirsch; and one sister, Emily Kuster, and great grandson, Jimmy Shelstad.


Robert is survived by his daughter, Gloria (Kyle) Anderson of Vernon, B.C. , son Roger (Eleanor) Hirsch of Estevan, Sask., five grandchildren: Blake (Gladys) Shelstad, Daryl (Crystal) Shelstad, Amron (Rod) Fagerheim, Alison (Richard) Marsters, Alanah (Russel) Wollner; six  great grandchildren:  Eddie Shelstad, Jade Shelstad, Garrett Wollner, Damaris Wollner, Tane Marsters and Giona Fagerheim; two sisters, Fran Gervais, Estevan and Anne Wilson, Yorkton;  numerous nieces and nephews.


Robert was born in Lampman, Sask in 1919. He trained in Vernon, B.C. during world War II. After the war was over, he returned to Estevan to farm. He worked in the coal mines in Bienfait until he purchased his farm north of Estevan. Robert remained farming until his retirement in 1987. They retired to Vernon, B.C. where he lived until his death. 


A private burial service will be held on April 18, 2011.

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