Camrose County is mourning the loss of Bob Prestage, who passed away April 22, 2022. Bob served as Reeve from 1983 to 1988, and as councillor until 1992.
Bob was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2016 and placed on the Camrose County Agricultural Wall of Honor in 1990. Bob graduated from the University of Toronto in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree. In the early 1970s he started the progeny test program that is still being used across Canada. He exported livestock around the world in the 1980’s and 1990’s and tells stories about loading 747’s bound for Japan with cattle. Bob was an international ambassador of Alberta Beef for 60 years! Bob was active in many non-profit organizations and community groups over the years, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Kinsmen of Camrose, Amateur Hockey, the Camrose Regional Exhibition, and Alberta 4H.
“On behalf of County Council and staff, I would like to express our sincerest condolences to Margaret and the Prestage family on the untimely passing of Bob. Bob Prestage was a pillar in the Camrose community and contributed immensely to making Camrose County what it is today, from his time as Reeve to his mentorship of those that followed in his footsteps. Bob will be truly missed.”
Paul King, County Administrator