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BARRASS – Robert (Bob) Charles

September 11, 1939 – April 2, 2010

Robert Barrass, beloved husband of Elaine of Calgary, passed away suddenly in Hawaii on Friday, April 2, 2010 at the age of 70 years.

Bob was born in Brisbane, Australia on September 11, 1939. He will be remembered for his dedication as a father and husband, his love of nature, passion for woodworking and devotion to his dogs. He was blessed to have enjoyed the wonderful company of many good friends over the years.

Bob worked in the printing trade most of his life, retiring in 2007. In his earlier years, he enjoyed traveling throughout many countries, eventually residing in Thunder Bay, ON where he met and married his wife Elaine. Subsequently, they moved to Calgary.

Bob is survived by Elaine Ruth Barrass, his wife of forty years, his son Robert Johan Barrass and daughter Kerry Lyn Barrass. Remaining to mourn him are sisters, Stella Brosing, Patsy Whitney; brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Marj Barrass of Brisbane, Australia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his mother Marjorie Barrass and father Wilfred Barrass.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, The family wishes to express their thanks to the many family and friends for their prayers and support at this time.

In living memory of Robert Barrass, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Kathy Keirstead :

    Elaine and family,
    Sorry to hear about Bob, my thoughts are with you!
    Kathy Keirstead

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  2. Evelyn Taylor :

    I am truly sorry to hear about your husband, father, friend and companion and pray for you in your time of sorrow.
    He will be remembered in your hearts and in all the memories you have shared over the last 40 years.

    You and your family are in my prayers

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  3. Elaine — We are very sorry to hear of your loss on Good Friday in Hawaii. We will be praying for you at this time. Just remember that Good Friday was followed by Easter, and victory through our risen Lord.
    Out love to you and your family!

    Jim Hills and Kim, Oew Sook

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  4. Graham & Tracy :

    Dear Aunty Elaine, Rob & Kerry,

    We are so saddened by the loss of Uncle Bob. Please know how much we are praying for you and wishing we could be there with you. We will forever cherish the happy memories we have of Uncle Bob.

    Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Love and hugs from Tracy & Graham, Brock, Wade & Emma

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  5. Tammy and Glen Winsor :

    Aunty Elaine, Rob, and Kerry, Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Bob and how he was always so much fun to be around. Please know that you are in our prayers and so wish we could be there right now. May our Lord hold you ever so close and bring you peace and comfort.
    With Much Love,
    Tammy, Glen, Alexandra and Victoria

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