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Robert Louis Anthony Naphin (Bob) passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the age of 76. Bob was born and raised in Yorkton, SK. He was the second of four children. He attended Victoria School and Yorkton Collegiate. Bob obtained his Advanced Certificate in Science and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. His teaching career spanned almost four decades, 25 of which he spent at SIAST in Saskatoon. Teaching was not just a job for him, but a vocation. He was skilled at delivering information and even better at connecting with his students. Upon retiring from SIAST in 2001, he enjoyed a decade in Regina – twice coming out of retirement to teach in diverse locations across the province. Bob married Carroll (Sawka) in 1971. They raised two children in Saskatoon. Bob was an outstanding father who juggled many roles including care provider, coach, storyteller, and chauffeur. Most people who knew Bob will fondly remember his silly sense of humour. He could make people smile in almost any situation. He was known for his ability to make people feel special, often with a unique nickname. As he was good-hearted and fun-loving, he touched the lives of many people. Bob enjoyed gardening, fishing, baseball, coin collecting, bowling, and cooking. Memorable summer vacations were spent in Clear Lake, MB. He also had a sweet tooth that was second to none, enjoying dessert in any form. One of Bob’s proudest moments was becoming a grandfather. His grandchildren were very special to him and he took pride in sharing news of their accomplishments with anyone who would listen. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Patrick Naphin and Gladys Naphin (Tedeschi), his in-laws, John and Marie Sawka (Chalupiak), and his niece, Angela Lindberg (Korchinski). Left to mourn his loss are his wife, Carroll, his daughter, Jill (Brad) Zdunich, his son, Joseph (Deanna) Naphin, along with his grandchildren, Logan and Janae Zdunich and Jude Naphin, as well as Drew Tillson and Eden Roberts. Also mourning his loss are his siblings, Patrick Naphin, Dennis Naphin, and Mary-Anne Naphin, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. The family would like express our sincere gratitude the staff of St. Ann’s Home, who provided excellent and attentive care to Bob for almost two years. We would also like to acknowledge the staff of RUH Emergency and Unit 6200 for helping to make him as comfortable as possible during his last days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Prayers for Bob will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. Funeral mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. Both Services will be held at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon. A private interment will be held later at the Columbarium at St. John’s Cathedral in Saskatoon.