With love, sadness, and fond memories we announce the passing of Bob Decker of Calgary on the morning of Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the age of 49 years. Bob passed peacefully and with dignity with his family present.
Bob will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend Lyn, and his four daughters, Blair, Martha, Zoe, and Kay. They will always remember the special times they shared. Bob met Lyn at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon, at a dance in Grade 10 and they were together for thirty-four years. Bob will be missed for his outgoing personality, his wit, and keen sense of humour. Bob wanted to be remembered as a person who loved his family, provided for them, and was a fun Dad. We are grateful to have been a part of Bob’s life.
Bob was born in Saskatoon, SK, the third child of Marg and the late Floyd Decker of Saskatoon, SK, and brother to Lori (Jim), and Ken (Aki). Also to remember Bob are his nephews, Leo, Ivan, Tom, Conrad; niece Esme; and his close friends, Ken Deutscher and Dan Cronin.
Bob graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 and went on to the University of Alberta to attain his Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 1985. Education and knowledge to Bob, were true gifts and he was a person who loved to learn whether it was engineering, world events, or history. He had a special interest in martial arts and had achieved his black belt in karate (Shotokan). His loves in his life were his family and the challenges as a Petroleum Engineer. Bob’s working career had him travel extensively to various parts of the world including the Middle East, Russia, and South East Asia, and took him and his family to Malaysia in 1992.
We are grateful to have been part of Bob’s life.
Please join us in a Celebration of Bob’s Life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Bob Decker, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences