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BARTON, Robert Michael

February 13, 1947 – Taber, Alberta
February 13, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Robert (Bob) lost his battle with COPD on his 70th birthday surrounded by loving family.

Robert was born in Taber, AB but spent most of his years in Calgary. In 1974 he joined the Calgary Police Service and after retirement bought an 18 wheeler and went long haul trucking. His failing health brought him back to a second retirement in Calgary.

He is survived by his son Craig (Carolyn); daughter Kimberly (Berk); two grandchildren Mishayla and Matthew; “adopted” son Thomas and ex-wife but lifelong friend Janice. He also leaves behind his brother Patrick (Judy) and sisters, Kelly (Mirella), and Gloria Jean (Harry). Robert was predeceased by his parents Jack and Vera, son Travis and brother Peter.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. or to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Robert Barton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Shannon Wrigley :

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father Kim. I will always remember the fun we had camping with your dad and the rest of your family when we were younger. I am sure we drove him crazy with all our shenanigans as kids but he always put up with us. I loved how your dad never missed any of your dance recitals or competitions. I am happy he was able to be at your wedding and got to see your kids growing up. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  2. Marilyn Sandercock and Diane McKay :

    Our Prayers and Thoughts are with the family…Hugs

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  3. Marilyn Richards :

    I was sad to learn of Robert’s passing. He has a wonderful family who looked after him with loving kindness and compassion in his failing health which I am sure he appreciated very much. Now he is free of pain and discomfort and happily reunited with his family on the other side. Please accept Edward’s and my most deep and sincere sympathy to all his family. He will be missed. I was privileged to know him as a cousin. Our prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

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  4. Tom & Kathy Marston :

    Bob was my first partner after I joined the Calgary Police. We had many good times and he taught me a lot. Our love of horses kept us friends on and off the job, and it was through that mutual interest of horses that led to Bob helping me to meet my future wife. Rest in Peace.

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  5. Mary-Lee and Paddy Anne Michael :

    Mary-Lee and myself are thinking of you all as you grieve the passing of your Brother, Father and Grandfather. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Robert. He taught me the box step in dancing, and while Mary-Lee, Kelly and Peter were scheming a pony, Robert and I were planning a rig. He would have been about 16. I remember him telling me we would only have to save $40,000.00 for our wonderful purchase which would afford us the “big” money and “travel galore”. I also remember all of his shenanigans with Pat. I always loved visiting him and playing the wild games we use to play as kids. He was a favourite cousin. Our prayers are with you.Love Paddy Anne and Mary-Lee

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  6. Bette Jo and Sarah-Jane Kulak :

    Keeping you all close in caring thoughts and prayers. Though your hearts must hold deep sadness at the loss of Robert (“Dad”, “Grandpa”, “Brother”) whom you loved, may it also hold the blessings of the life you shared and the love that will always be a part of you. We are also praying that God will comfort your hearts, uplift your spirits, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. With deepest sympathy and love from Bette Jo & Sarah-Jane Kulak.

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