April 21, 1929 – February 19, 2013
Bob Bourque passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Menno Hospital Hospice in Abbotsford, BC at the age of 83 years.
Bob was born on April 21, 1929 in Trochu, AB.
Bob had a long career at Honeywell Controls Ltd. His career spanned stints in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, where he made many friends and acquaintances. He retired in Abbotsford in 1994 and enjoyed his long walks, coffee breaks with his friends and spending time with nieces, Sandy Jeffrey (Gary) and Rosie Murray (Ralph).
Bob is survived by his daughters Karen, Sharon and Roberta; sons Tony, Michael (Carrie) and Daniel Bourque; granddaughter Amanda (Sharon); grandsons, Jason, Michael (Roberta), Matthew and Tyler (Tony); sisters, Margie Frere (Mike), Camille Rabik (Mike), Claire Bourque and Rosanne Wiens (Ed); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Ernestine Bourque; wife Shirley; sisters Beatrice Arkinstal (George) and Lorraine Torscher (Peter); and brother Maurice Bourque (Evelyn).
At his request, Bob was cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Menno Home Hospice Chapel, open invitation. A second memorial will take place in Calgary at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., again open invitation. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, 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) 781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca. Special thanks go out to the staff at Menno Hospital West 2 for putting up with him in his final years.
In living memory of Bob Bourque, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences