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I was saddened to hear of Bob Guidos passing.

He was an avid fisherman, fly tyer and a frequent volunteer for Northern Lights activities. Bob was a favorite at many of the kids fly-tying sessions and was very helpful teaching new members at the club.

I was lucky enough to enjoy a few days on the water with Bob as well. He was a great teacher and mentor.


Here is Bob tying at one of our weekly meetings.



We will miss you Bob.




GUIDOS, Robert Paul 1935 - 2015

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Guidos in Edmonton on January 31, 2015.Bob was born to Paul Guidos and Violet Simons in Shaunavon, Sask. and spent most of his childhood on farms in southern Alberta, where he learned to love fishing and hunting, passions that sustained him throughout his life. Bob met Joan Elder in Medicine Hat and they married in 1955. As Bob and Joan raised their four children, Bob apprenticed and became a master electrician and eventually a member of I.B.E.W. local 424. In 1966 the family moved to Edmonton when Bob found work on oil and gas infrastructure projects in northern Alberta.Bob was a dedicated husband and father, coaching his kids in softball, hockey and life, despite work sometimes keeping him up north for long stretches. Family vacations were spent camping in Alberta and BC, exposing his kids to the joys of outdoor life. After retiring, Bob spent many hours tying flies, fishing and hunting with his sons and friends. Bob and Joan also enjoyed annual summer camping trips with their adult children and grandchildren Matt, Emilie, Dan, Fiona and Jacob, who loved experiencing Alberta's wild places with Grandpa. Bob greatly enriched the lives of family and friends with his kindness, generosity and intense passion for life. Unfortunately, Bob was occupationally exposed to asbestos, resulting in lung disease and eventually cancer.He will be especially missed by his wife Joan, daughter Cindy and spouse Jayne Danska, son Jay and spouse Sandi Large, son-in-law Kevin Maynard (spouse of Nancy, deceased in 2014) and son Brad. We greatly appreciate the support of John (Joan's brother) and Connie Osgood and friend Dave Towers during the difficult days of Bob's final illness. There will be no funeral service at Bob's request, but we will hold a private celebration of Bob's life during fishing season. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=174085899#sthash.tWOk3EsQ.dpuf

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Very sad news indeed. Bob was a good friend and staunch Northern Lights Member. Many kids tied thier firsrt fly with Bob at our kids tying table. I'll never fish the Red Deer again without remembering "Bobber" and his geat sense of humour and his love of fly fishing and trying.

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Bob for sure will be sorely missed. He had so much fishing Knowledge and loved to share as much of it as he could. Dave you sure are right I was fortunate to also do a few days fishing with Bob on the Red Deer, he was always fun to fish with. I was fortunate enough to be with him on the eventful day you speak of. Bobber will be missed by all.


I thank god that I was able to know Bob.


I'm sure Bob is fishing the big lake in the sky, as we speak.


Tight Lines Always

Dennis S

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BOB will be dearly missed , I will have to say that " BOB " always open his door with his Wife "JOAN "greeting you with a cup of coffee and a awesome piece of home made pie .

I remember , He asked if I would like to join him to go fishing up at " Dolberg Lake " for a few day's . He treated you with respect and would share his knowledge of " Fly fishing and his

friendship was greeting you with laughter and of course the bigger fish .

A brother of the Art indeed ,

FlyRod .

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A sympathy card for Bob's family was signed by the club members attending the February 11 meeting. The card and a bouquet of roses were personally taken to Bob’s wife Joan. Joan and her daughter, Cindy, asked me to pass on to the club that during his last days Bob asked them to thank the club members for their love and friendship over the years. They also added that our club meant a lot to Bob and he appreciated the camaraderie and all the great times he spent with us tying the flies and fishing them. As stated above many of our club members have fond memories of great tying and fishing times with Bobber and he will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace Bobber.

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