September 23, 1930 – Regina, SK
December 24, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Robert Harvey Brock, passed away quietly Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at the age of 83 years following a sudden illness. All his children and many grandchildren joined together to provide hope, support, comfort and love at his bedside.
Born in Regina, the son of Harvey and Charlotte Brock, he is survived by his sister Jean Wellington (Jim); extended family of five children Janalyn Brock, Glenda Bowman (Ron), Donald Brock (Linda), Lynn Miller (Craig) and Murray Brock; grandchildren Jennifer, Hayden, Zoeyy, Rachel, Scott, Kimberly, Lauren, Nicole, Taylor, Colton and Cooper; and great-grandchildren Alexandre and Adam. He was predeceased by wife Patricia Brock and sister Margaret Schaap (Jack).
Bobby lived life his way, and was not shy letting others know. His control of the English language amongst family and friends with his wit, cynicism and bluntness added to his character and charm. Everyone will miss his specific words and phrases, many antics, and ability to make people laugh.
Bob’s careers were entrepreneurial by choice and his achievements through time were creative and evident, producing several successful businesses operating today. His ventures included a restaurateur, financial planner, pipe distributor, irrigation design, construction, as well as spray coatings business. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to fly, photograph, golf, ski, boat, fish and ride his quad. A good book or poker game was his choice of indoor activity. Games were always lively, as they included a drink or more with friends and colleagues (he really liked to win and rub it in your face).
In Bobby’s later years he opted for the “lake” lifestyle at Lake Koocanusa, BC., and procured a small lot and trailer, to spend summers doing what he loved. He made many new friends and after several years obtained a new trailer and moved to Baynes Lake where he had the time of his life with his dog Sweetpea and his “gang of buddies”. His time out there became extended to include spring, summer and fall — his friends to keep a watchful eye over the “Old Fart”.
Bobby Brock enjoyed life, loved his family, many friends and his pets. He survived diabetes and prostate cancer. He liked a good barbecued steak, a shot of wine on the chairlift skiing, a campfire, opening Christmas presents, a dip in the lake, telling stories of his younger days, a smoke and a good scotch, peace and quiet, and showing a smile. Bobby lived his life with that smile and sometimes a grin; let us all smile now that came to know him. We will miss you.
Bobby would be honored if each and all raised a glass to his departure. He would just want it that way.
Honor, Respect, Gratitude
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Our enduring gratitude to the amazing staff of the ICU at South Health Campus for his care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org
In living memory of Bob Brock, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences