Robert NIVEN

NIVEN, Robert Allan (Al)
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Robert Allan (Al) Niven, 63, of Crossfield, Alberta, on December 10, 2012 at his home. Al survived by the love of his life Debbie Niven (Harasyn) to whom he married October 6, 1973; they were married 39 years. Al will be greatly missed by all who knew him especially by his two sons, Ben (Sherry) and Brad (Janice); his four grandchildren Emma, Cynthia, Megan and Noah; his sister Janice Allan (Bruce); his brother Grant (Donna) Niven; his many nieces, nephews and the rest of his family and friends. He enjoyed reading, travelling and camping. Al was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 22, 1949. He graduated from Queen Elizabeth High School and continued on to SAIT and became a respiratory technologist. Al continued his studies into marketing and began a career in the oil and gas sector. Among his many accomplishments; Al worked in sales and marketing for more than 30 years and was most recently the executive committee president of the Gas Processing Association Canada (GPAC). Al is predeceased by his parents Benjamin C. and Janet S. Niven. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday December 14, 2012 at the Crossfield Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Published in The Calgary Herald on Dec. 13, 2012