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BURGER – Robin James

April 26, 1927– March 30, 2011

Robin Burger of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the age of 83 years.

Born in Winnipeg April 26, 1927, Robin enlisted in the army just after his 16th birthday. From September 1944, he served in 1st Canadian Parachute Bn., in the UK, Belgium, Holland and Germany. With them he parachuted over the Rhine and went on to Wismar on the Baltic Sea. Robin graduated from McGill as a Geologist in 1949. He was active in the oil business until his death.

With Dixie (deceased) he was the father of Stephen, Jennifer, Ann, Belle and Cindy; grandchildren Ryan, Robin, Lona, Erin, Clarke, Jillian and Jack. He met his beloved Rocio, on the beach in Mexico, they were married in September 1969, Alex came along a few years later.

Robin had one brother, Major Peter Burger (deceased)

A Celebration of Robin’s Life will be held at the Kensington Legion (1910 Kensington Road N.W.) on Friday, April 8 at 11:00 A.M. Family and friends are welcome. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org. The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 2400 at the McKenzie Towne Care Centre.

In living memory of Robin Burger, 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

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  1. robin j burger :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your families.

    Robin J. Burger
    and sons Angus and Duncan McTavish
    Bowen Island, BC

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  2. Len & Trudy Gow :

    Our sincere condolences to Robin’s extended family. Robin was a very good geologist and successful oil finder. I (Len) greatly enjoyed working with him on his excellent Long Coulee prospect. Lunches at the Legion with Robin are a fond memory.

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  3. Marilyn Cross :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

    Love Marilyn Cross and family

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  4. Robert J Mason :

    My condolance to Robin’s family, from a fellow geologist.

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  5. Bernice |Gerein and Family :

    To the children of Robin,
    We want you all to know that our family express’s our sincere sympathy on the passing of your father. We mostly remember him when we would come over to your house when we were all young. He was a nice man.
    Sincerely, Geraldine, Randy, Judy and Gary Gerein and Bernice Gerein

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  6. Carol Murphy (Burger) :

    My thoughts are with all of you. I have fond childhood memories of Uncle Robin.
    Carol Murphy, Robin & Peter Murphy

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  7. Sierra Sequeira :

    Dear Alex

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of your dear dad, Robin. Please also convey my condolences to your mum. May his soul rest in peace and may God grant you all the strength you need during this time of sorrow. In case you don’t remember me, I work at the nursing home, and saw you always coming to visit your dad.
    Yours in Sorrow
    Sierra Sequeira

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