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CLACKSON – Robert (Bob) Alan

November 30, 1934 – August 29, 2009

Robert (Bob) Clackson of Calgary passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the age of 74 years.

Bob was born in Nipawin, SK and raised in the Ridgedale and Tisdale areas where the family farmed. In 1954 Bob joined the R.C.A.F. and began his career as a firefighter. In 1979 Bob retired and continued his firefighting career with the Ministry of Transport for another twelve years. He continued working, until his passing, operating his own roofing company in Calgary. An avid sportsman Bob’s favourite sports were hockey and baseball. He was currently active in old-timers hockey in the Calgary area.

Bob is survived by three sons and a daughter, Rob Clackson, Dave and Tammy Clackson all of Edmonton, Linda and Paul Shura of Tillsonburg, ON, and Brent Clackson of Vancouver; four grandchildren, Shakira and Cathryn Clackson and Nicholas and Andrew Shura. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law George and Pat Clackson of Edmonton and their children, Lori, Donna, and Bradley. Bob was predeceased by his wife June in 2007.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Bob Clackson, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Richard (Rick) Quast :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Clackson family in this time of grief. I am a +55 player at RK but due to prior committments, I cannot attend on Sunday. My sincere apologies.

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  2. Bob was a great friend and hockey player.

    I had the pleasure of playing on a line with Bob several times at tournament and legue play and always enjoyed his company and sense of humor.

    Bob will be sadly missed by his hockey buddies.

    My sincere condolences to the Clackson Family.

    Al

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  3. Our condolences on the passing of Bob. We are thinking of the Clackson family at this time. May you have all the courage and strength in your family and friends at this time.

    Airport Fire Chief, Fire Officers, Firefighters from the Saskatoon Airport

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  4. I always enjoyed playing hockey both against (not safe) and with (much safer) Bob. My sincere condolences to the Clackson family.

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  5. Vern and Lil Bartlett :

    I knew Bob very well although I never worked with him. It is with deep sorrow that we learned to day of his passing. To his wife and family we extend our sincere condolences. God Bless. Vern and Lil

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  6. Sincere condolences to Bob’s family. I met Bob in 1976 when he attended his Fire Fighter supervisor’s course. I remember him as being a jovial fellow as well as being a conscientious Fire Fighter. I know he will be sadly missed.
    Gene Dionne St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc.

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  7. I have several great memories of working with Bob; he had a wonderful sense of humour and we enjoyed many good times working together at Saskatoon Airport firehall. I will always treasure the friendship we had. Bob was a good friend.
    Debby and I send our prayers and thoughts to the family.

    Dusty and Debby

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  8. Just wanted to send my sympathy to you kids and to say I will be thinking of you all. As you know I’m not well enough to
    travel that far.

    My deepest sympathy
    LOVE AUNTY MARG

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  9. Barbara Clackson :

    Deepest sympathy To all the family from Barbara Clackson

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  10. julius and gail lister :

    Our deepest sympathy go out to the clackson family at this time. I played hockey with bob for 4 years at Rose Kohn rink. He was a terrific player as well as a fine friend on and off the ice, enjoyed being at tournaments with him. His jovial nature and hockey skills will be missed. Julius and Gail Lister

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  11. My deepest sympathy to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Bob at the Saskatoon Airport Firehall. I also roofed with him on our days off. We had many good times, both at work and play. Bob was a loyal friend and we kept in contact over the last 25 years, even though we had both moved to different provinces.I ‘ll always remember him for his great sense of humour and his love of sports. He thought the world of his wife and kids. Dale Lambden

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  12. My condolences goes to the Clackson Family. Bob live behind on Streb Cres in Saskatoon. Help Bob roof many houses, but will always remember the barn at Muenster SK. I have a enlage picture of that barn in a frame. He was great to work with and a great friend he was.

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  13. I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with you. Bob was like a dad for us on the old crew. We had a lot of good times and Bob always treated us great. I always thought we would get a chance to have a few steaks and beers together again. He was an outstanding person and a real pleasure to have known. Maybe we can get that old crew together and raise a glass to one of the good ones. In the meantime take care and try to keep in touch. Sincerely yours with condolences,
    Neil Kreger.

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  14. Lois (Hurd) Bengert :

    My condolences to George and all the Clackson family. My family, the Hurds, were neighbours of Allan, Alice, Bob and George when they farmed in the Ridgedale/Tisdale area and Bob and I went to the same country school together. Bob is well remembered in the Leather River District for his backcatching abilities when he played for the Leather River team.
    May your memories keep him close to your hearts always.

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  15. My prayers go out to your family ; Bob touched so many people in an positive way he was a friend ,fellow worker, boss, and an inspiration. I am truly blessed to have standed beside a true gentleman thank you Bob

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  16. Will be missed by daughter Linda Clackson-Shura, Paul Shura, and Grandsons Nicolas and Andrew Shura of Tillsonburg, Ontario.

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  17. Cheryl Ratushniak :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Clackson family. I had the pleasure of knowing Bob as he was a lifelong friend of my dads and the family.
    My father always spoke so highly of Bobby. He was a great man who was a good father, husband, sportsman, and a great friend with a laugh no-one could forget. He will always be in our hearts and missed dearly. Cheryl

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  18. Neil and Mary Graham :

    I met Bob at 4 Fighter Wing in 1961. He was a great firefighter and someone you could depend upon in any situation. He was also a great friend and will be missed.

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  19. Chief R. Richard :

    Dear Friends and Family of Robert Clackson,

    We are grieved to hear of Bob’s death. Please accept our sincere condolences. On behalf of the Officer’s and Fire Fighters of the CFB Suffield Fire Department, please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Fire Fighter Clackson will be greatly missed by the DND Fire Service. The Fire Service was fortunate to have had his many years of service.

    Please know that we will be remembering Bob and honouring his life. This card has provided a source of comfort for us, as we have been able to acknowledge the passing of a wonderful man. May it bring some comfort to you during this difficult time.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Chief R. Richard

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  20. A great man and Uncle who is missed but not forgotten,my thoughts for you and family will be with me always.
    Brad Clackson.

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