Everyone at Cowsmo would like to send our deepest condolence’s to the family and friends of Rob.
Robert Allan Donaldson passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 11, 2022 at the Holmberg House Hospice in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He was born in Abbotsford on August 4, 1960 to Robert Flett Donaldson and Muriel Joy Donaldson (Manuel). He spent his entire life in Bradner, BC and loved his community and church of Bradner.
Rob was a legend and pioneer in the organic and niche specialty markets of many commodities. He was a great mentor to many in farming and in life. He was a humble, innovative, successful, kind, caring and faithful man. He would insightfully construct something bigger and better than what any one thought it could be, but would do it in a humble manner. He had a passion for animals and a dream of creating quality products to feed other families.
He took great pride in his family and Bradner Farms. He successfully managed growing businesses without sacrificing the most important thing – time with his family. The whole family enjoyed adventures at the ranch, horse pack trips, side by siding, hunting and watching livestock in pastures. Rob had a big influence on his children, grandchildren and his community, and he will be deeply missed.
He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Pat; four children: Sarah (Bud) Yoder, Pamela (Jordan) Krause, Robert 4th (Torrie) Donaldson and Bruce Donaldson; eight grandchildren Jacob, Bailey, Mikaela, Hazel, Jemma, John, Robert 5th and Jed; a sister, Margaret (Dave) Bell & his Aunt Isobel Thompson (Donaldson).
Please join us for a celebration of life on August 22, 2022, 1:30 pm at the Bradner Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage you to donate blood at your local blood donation center.