In Memory of




Obituary for Tanner Rickie Robertson

In Loving Memory of 

Tanner Robertson

1978 - 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tanner Robertson, who departed this world on December 4th, 2023, leaving behind a profound impact on the lives of those who knew him.  We will remember his warm smile, his wise guidance, and the way he embraced every moment with the utmost love and dedication. Tanner was a shining example of strength and resilience, showing us all what it truly means to fight for the ones you hold dear.

Tanner is survived by his beloved wife Rae Robertson, daughters Reese and Jade, mother Sandra Robertson, stepfather Andy Robertson, sister Jennie Robertson and her children Cassidy, Jordan, and Ashley, brother Garett Robertson and his wife Christine Robertson, their children Mel and Myles, grandmother Lois De Geer, mother and father-in-law, Ann and Jeff Self as well as a host of beloved uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Tanner was predeceased by his father, Rick De Geer, his grandfather, Lorne De Geer, and grandparents, Walter and Janet Panteluk.

Born and raised in Carlyle, SK, Tanner attended Carlyle Elementary School, where he spent his formative years from kindergarten to grade 6. He continued his education from grade 7 to 12 at G.F. Kells High School. It was during his early school years that Tanner discovered his passion for bull riding, a sport that would become an integral part of his life. His years as a bull rider not only showcased his bravery and resilience, but also introduced him to a circle of remarkable friends who became like family.

Tanner's exceptional skills in bull riding opened doors for him, and he was awarded a scholarship to Vernon Regional Junior College in Texas. This opportunity allowed him to pursue his dreams while furthering his education. Tanner's time at Vernon Regional Junior College was filled with memorable experiences and lifelong friendships. Following his time at Vernon, Tanner's dedication led him to SIAST where he completed a computer programming diploma. 

After completing his education, Tanner embarked on a professional journey that combined his entrepreneurial spirit with his love for bull riding. Alongside his brother, he took over GT Ventures, an eavestrough company that his stepfather had started. His strong work ethic and commitment to excellence were evident in every project undertaken by the company. While running the eavestrough company, Tanner remained true to his passion for bull riding. He dedicated his weekends to the thrill of the arena, where he fearlessly took on the challenges of the sport. 

In addition to his work in the eavestrough industry, Tanner found a calling as an environmentalist at Summit. As time went on, Tanner's heart led him back to his true calling to be on the family farm. Working alongside his mother and brother, he developed a deep love for the land and a profound appreciation for the farming way of life. Tending to crops and caring for livestock brought him immense joy, and he took great pride in carrying on the family legacy. Their family unit was a testament to the values of hard work, unity, and love.

In a further testament to his entrepreneurial spirit, in the year 2022, Tanner embarked on a new and exciting venture alongside his family. They assumed ownership of B and H Feeds, an animal feed store located in Weatherford, Texas. This endeavour proved to be an ideal match for Tanner, as it seamlessly blended his passion for travel, his affinity for the Lone Star State, and his deep appreciation for the unity and togetherness that came with working alongside his family.

Above all, Tanner cherished his daughters, Reese and Jade, and supported them wholeheartedly in their pursuits. Tanner's daughters held a special place in his heart, and he was their biggest cheerleader in all their endeavors. Whether it was their dance performances or any other pursuits they embarked upon, Tanner's unwavering support and encouragement were always present. He took immense pride in watching them grow and flourish, nurturing their dreams with love and devotion.  

Tanner's caring nature extended to everyone he knew. He possessed a huge heart filled with compassion and empathy, always thinking about the needs of others. Tanner had an incredible ability to bring a smile to people's faces, his beautiful smile and infectious laughter lighting up any room he entered. Though a man of few words, his words were always thoughtful and profound, offering guidance and comfort to those seeking his wisdom.

A celebration of Tanner's remarkable life was held on Saturday, December 16th at Carlyle, Saskatchewan. 

1:00 p.m. Glen Morris Cemetery 

2:00 p.m. Celebration of Life

Jennie’s Arena

In honour of Tanner's caring spirit and his commitment to helping others, in lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations may be made to Kenosee Lake Bible Camp, Box 217, Kenosee Lake, SK S0C 2S0 or Compass Church, 70 Froom Crescent, Regina, SK S4N 1S7.

Tanner's memory will forever be cherished. His caring heart, radiant smile, and infectious laughter will forever be etched in our hearts. His legacy of love, guidance, and compassion will continue to shine brightly through the memories we hold dear. Rest in peace, Tanner, knowing that your impact on this world and those who knew you will never be forgotten.

Hall Funeral Services in Estevan provided care to Tanner’s family – Dustin Hall, Funeral Director.