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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert Emes (Buddy). Diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, he put up a great fight but passed on April 13th.


He leaves to mourn his wife, Donna of 44 years, sons Jeff and Robert (Danielle) and grandchildren Olivia and Wyatt. Buddy was predeceased by his father Bob Emes and leaves to morn his mother, Katherine, brother – Jim (Linda), Sister – Valerie, Brother Douglas (Britta), Brother Billy and many nieces and nephews.


Buddy loved golfing, biking, blooper ball, playing poker and sitting in the back yard and having a drink with his many friends. Buddy loved to travel and see the world. He spent many winters in Florida and especially Palm Springs and he always had room and welcomed company.

Buddy grew up in Emesville in West St. Paul where he and his brothers ran the family farm and PMU. Buddy ventured out on his own and had jobs at Winnipeg Supply, Derksen Plumbing and Mulders Construction.

Buddy met the love of his life, “Donna” and the adventure began. First came Jeff in 1977 and two years later Robert arrived. Two sons that Buddy adored and loved to play golf and take their money at poker. They are heart-broken and will miss him immensely.

Donna and Buddy started a restaurant in West St. Paul and later on built a cafeteria in Maples School where the kids loved him.

Buddy retired and loved to spend time with his family. Every Sunday Buddy made sure to have a lovely dinner for all. Wyatt and Olivia are going to miss Grandpa’s cooking especially his mashed potatoes and gravy.

The family would like to thank WRHA Palliative Care Program for their support during this difficult time.

Goodbye my love, I will miss you.

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