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Robert John DeBeer

April 5th, 1969 - March 4th, 2024
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Our beloved Rob passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, in the early morning of March 4, 2024. Throughout his journey, Rob's courage and lighthearted approach were truly remarkable. Even in illness, he kept those around him at ease, shielding them from the pain of watching him suffer. Instead, he embraced life's incredible challenges with humor, sharing laughter and taking care of those he cherished.
The outpouring of love and support from lifelong friends, colleagues, and apprentices sustained him through his toughest days. Rob will be profoundly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. He is survived by the love of his life and wife, Shawn; their sons, Jeffery and Dylan; his loving and ever-supportive parents, George and Sandra; his older sister and trailblazer, Jennifer, with  her husband Paul; his twin brother and partner in mischief, Dave, with  his sons Daniel, Tyler (with wife Allyssa and son Liam), and Matthew; his younger sister, Kate (known fondly as Sassafras), with her husband Doug, and their children Nathan and Hanna.
In our family, Rob will always be remembered as a hero—someone you could rely on, always ready to stand by you. His infectious laughter lit up any room, and his steadfast support for the underdog made him truly exceptional. Rob's enthusiasm for life and perpetual inner child made everyone feel accepted and valued. Though his larger-than-life presence is deeply missed, his spirit will live on forever in our hearts.

Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter.” —Yoda,

We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone. A thousand generations live in you now.” —Luke Skywalker,

“I am one with the Force and the Force is with me.” —Chirrut, Rogue One

Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life so you might say we are encouraged to love.” —Anakin Skywalker

A Memorial Service will be held on May 31st  from 3:00pm -4:00pm with a Reception to follow from

4:00pm - 6:00pm at the Maple Ridge Funeral Home located at 11969 216th Street in Maple Ridge.


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Coleen Morrison
May 16th, 2024

Dear Shawn and family.
Hopefully you wonderful memories will make your loss a bit easier in time. We loved Rob and his great sense of humour. He loved his family and his friends unconditionally .
I first met Rob when he was at St Charles school and he became a kid long friend of my son Jeff. RIP Rob

Ian
May 15th, 2024

I first met Rob back in 2009-2010. He definitely was quite the character, with a unique laugh, that could be mistaken for no other.
Rob was more than a friend, he was the guy who would always have your back, but also catch you some quick witted retort when the opportunity presented itself.
Rob you definitely were one of a kind, and a great friend. You may be gone, but will never be forgotten.
This is not the end, but a mere pause until we meet again my friend.
Love ya my brother

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