BRANDER _ Robert Conybeare September 20, 1920 - December 16, 2007

Passed peacefully in his sleep from a burst blood vessel just after midnight Sunday morning. The son of Alastair Ian Brander of Lossiemouth, Scotland, and Ethel Conybeare of Lethbridge, he was raised in Lethbridge, and studied engineering at the University of Alberta and McGill in Montreal. He served from 1939 to 1946 in the Canadian Army in England and Holland. After the war, he settled in Calgary and made a thirty-five-year career as a highway surveyor and resident construction engineer. It is not possible to cross southern Alberta in any direction without driving on highways constructed under his supervision. He married Mary Ellen Robb of Drumheller, Alberta, in 1948 and raised three sons, Jim, Bruce, and Roy. In retirement, he enthusiastically assisted them in the raising of his three granddaughters, Maria, Lauren, and Georgia, travelling often to Spain, where Jim and Maria resided, or hosting them on their visits to Calgary. He and his beloved wife, "Maisie", travelled yearly as "snowbirds" for twenty years to Mesa, Arizona, and greatly enjoyed the social and recreational life in their second home. After staying beside his wife through a prolonged fatal illness with leukemia in 2003, he again returned to winters in his happy second home in Mesa, where he was struck down by his final illness last November. He was also predeceased by his sister, Eildon Kondacks of Montreal, and is survived by his sons and granddaughters. Bob's friends and family are invited to celebrate 87 busy, productive, and happy years upon the earth at a Wake held at Bruce's house, his former residence. 3861 Brighton Drive N.W., Calgary, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or later) (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY FOR WAKE) on Friday, December 21, 2007. No flowers please, donations to the Canadian Lung Association or the charity of your choice. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111.