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Born: Jul 27, 1959

Date of Passing: Jul 03, 2023

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July 27, 1959 – July 3, 2023

Robert W. S. Hlady, age 63, passed away peacefully at St. Boniface Hospital on July 3, 2023 after his battle with cancer.

Rob was born to Paul and Glenys Hlady, on July 27, 1959 in Winnipeg.

He is survived by his wife, Alvina, his six children: Ryan, Robert, Dori, Jessica, Matt and Shane and their spouses; and his grandchildren: Shea, Ryder, Alice, Emma, Anika, Fiona, Owen, Cohen, Swayze and Sawyer as well as his sisters Sandy, Holly and their families.

Rob was an overwhelmingly kind and generous man who loved spending time with family, hosting dinners, watching movies, and travelling with Alvina and the kids on road trips across Canada, Mexico, Azores, Europe and beyond. Rob and Alvina loved to bond over construction projects, building their first house together and renovating their cabin in Lester Beach, where they spent the bulk of their summers since 1999.

His love and care for others extended into his profession in saving lives through passive fire protection, promoting progressive fire safety in the construction industry, pushing for better practices nationally and internationally.

He attended Miles McDonnell Collegiate and graduated from Red River College in 1979 which kick-started his career working for several architectural firms before co-founding Affinity Architecture, which later branched off into his own Affinity Firestop Consultants, of which he was extremely passionate about.

A life-long Winnipegger, Rob loved watching the Jets and Bombers. He loved chatting about all the new construction projects around the city. He was a dreamer, a list-maker extraordinaire, and a thumb-wrestle champion! He would offer you the full menu of drinks in the bar before you even took your shoes off and you couldn't leave the house without getting a great big bear hug.

Rob's family will host a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on July 18, 2023, at Glen Eden Funeral

Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UN Refugee Agency - Ukraine Emergency in Rob's name.

Family and friends may sign a Book of

Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 08, 2023

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I am very sorry to hear of Rob's passing from this life into the next. Rob was a brother to me from 9 yrs old always giving, caring, loving, gentle, fun, happy with the most amazing sense of humor. This world has lost an amazing person & Rob will forever hold a special place in my heart & live on forever. Best smile ever! Love you brother! ❤️ - Posted by: Tannis Machado (Sister in law) on: Jul 18, 2023

  • My condolences to Rob’s family, we played hockey together at East End Barons, went to Munroe Jr High and Miles Mac together. Many fond memories, including when our boys played hockey together. - Posted by: Jim Todd (Friend) on: Jul 10, 2023

  • Rob was always willing to help, taught staff on proper methods. He had fun at work but also worked hard. He was dedicated to life safety. He will be missed by all. My condolences to Alvina & the family on their loss. Rob will be missed. - Posted by: Geri Neilson (Worked with Rob at AAI. ) on: Jul 09, 2023

  • Alvina and family I am so sorry to hear of Andy passing. I have many memories of you both with the small kids when you lived in East Kildonan but lost touch after that. May your memories stay with you forever. ❤️ - Posted by: Cindy Tranq (nee Evans) (Friend from school ) on: Jul 09, 2023

  • So terribly sad to learn of Rob’s passing. I worked with Rob at Gaboury Architects in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s and was notified by another ex Gaboury friend. I consulted with Rob many times in the following decades and hired his firm several times to perform firestop audits in buildings I managed. I always enjoyed working with Rob and just hanging out with a cold beer on a hot day. He will be missed! - Posted by: John Mainer (Friend) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • My condolences. So sorry for your loss! Rob will be missed within the construction industry - Posted by: Kim Halipchuk (Worked with Rob in the construction industry ) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • Sorry to hear of Rob's passing. We went to school together and shared many laughs and good times. Rob was a sweet guy that will be fondly remembered. Our condolences to his family... - Posted by: Alison/Jim Steele (Old friends) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad Dori. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and all the family. 🫂 - Posted by: Robin Denis (Friend of Dori's) on: Jul 08, 2023

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