June 3, 1922-August 23, 2010
Robert Graham Black Q.C., beloved husband of Evelyn, died peacefully at home on Monday, August 23, 2010.
Robert was born in Provost, Alberta on June 3, 1922. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1945 and began a very influential practice of Law which spanned over forty-five years. He and Evelyn were married in 1948 and spent their married life in Calgary. Robert was a devoted father to their three children and a wonderful grandfather to their five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a valued friend, a calm influence, a trusted advisor and a “general practitioner” ever at ease in furnishing advice to persons in all walks of life.
Robert is survived by his wife Evelyn, son Jay (Catherine), daughters Betsy (Doug Hickey), Wilma (Shane Heath) and grandchildren David (Stephanie Shaw), Stéphanie, Evelyn, Emily, Jay and great-grandchild Liam. Robert is also survived by his sister Jean Smith and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at Knox United Church (506 – 4th Street S.W.) on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 – 11th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100, www.redcross.ca or directly to the The Calgary Foundation
700, 999 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary AB T2R 1J5, Telephone: (403) 802-7700, www.thecalgaryfoundation.org. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Herra Castanares for her loving and compassionate care during the past year.
In living memory of Robert Black, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences