February 14, 1940 – January 5, 2012
Following a major cardiac arrest on January 3, 2012, Bob, a Calgary resident, passed away peacefully on the CICU at Foothills Medical Centre, surrounded by his loving and caring family.
Bob was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois, graduated from university with a degree in metallurgical engineering. He changed directions in the 90s to embark upon a very successful financial planning career. For many years he was the teacher of Successful Retirement Strategy courses sponsored by the Calgary School Board.
He was the cherished husband of Karen (Powell) and is survived by his older brother Bruce; sons, Dan (Kristina) and Greg; stepson Cameron Bird; and grandchildren, Willow and Erik Beyaert and Lexus Bird. Bob delighted in, above all, his grandchildren, his two dogs, playing bridge, watching basketball (all other lifeforms were out of his consciousness during March Madness), fishing, hiking, gardening, and listening to the blues. He will be remembered for his quirky sense of humour, his unwillingness to bend his principles and beliefs, and the immense store of knowledge amassed within the walls of his brain.
A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Knox United Church (506 – 4th Street S.W.) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family is requesting that, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Bob Beyaert, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences