April 18, 1967 – October 7, 2014
Our hearts ache at the passing of our beloved Rob Burns. Witty, generous and always a gentleman, Rob charmed everyone who met him. His infectious personality and natural sense of humour allowed him to connect people so that they felt included and at ease. Rob leaves a huge hole on the lives of all who loved him, including his loving wife Angela (Howatt) and step–daughters Eleanor and Lydia Jones; adoring parents John and Pat Burns; siblings Nancy Grisdale (John), Stephanie Balogh (Steve) and Tom Burns; in-laws Miles and Rosemary Atkinson, Alastair Howatt, Gillian and Simon Crebbin, Sonja and Brad Saville, Tricia Howatt and Pat Reilly; and nieces and nephews Emily, Lauren, Thea, Joe, Will, Emily, Owen, Ben, Malcolm, and Adam. Rob leaves behind extended family and friends from around the world with whom he was brilliant at keeping in touch. Born in Calgary and raised in Toronto and Connecticut, Rob went to high school at Strathcona Tweedsmuir, completed a B.A. at Carlton and an M.B.A. at the University of Edinburgh. As with his name’s sake, Rob was known to have fun in a kilt and was always a welcome addition to every party. But by far Rob’s greatest pride came from his family, whom he cherished. He left this party far too early. Special thanks to the Palliative Home care team, including Dr. Falk and nurse Carol Lejong.
Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Mourners are asked to bring their stories and photos to be shared in a memory book. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire donations can be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation www.albertacancer.ca/donate.
In living memory of Rob Burns, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences