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DOHERTY, Robbie (Rob) John

June 4, 1957 – May 19, 2012

Rob Doherty, of Calgary (formerly of Thunder Bay), passed away unexpectedly in a tragic accident on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Saskatoon at 54 years of age.

Born to Alfred and Rose Doherty he was the third of four children. Rob was educated and raised in Thunder Bay, graduating from Confederation College with an Electronics Diploma going on to specialize in instrumentation for over thirty years. He was well known in the hockey community and played many hard games for the Fort William Hurricanes Hockey team and the Queensland Bombers in Calgary, as “El Toro”. As a child, he spent his days playing on the outdoor rink down the street from his house in the winter and in the summer fished with Unc every Sunday. Rob was a man who was beautiful in and out, who was kind and compassionate and lived his life to the fullest. He was a great dad, a loving husband, and an excellent cook. He was brilliant in his work. He was a fun loving man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and had a passion for warm beaches.
Rob is survived by his wife Val, son Kale (26), daughters Krista (24), Bianca (8), and Sofia (3). His brother Alf, wife Denise and family reside in Ottawa. His sister Suzann, husband Lawrence Mironsky and children Ilana and Lawson reside in Thunder Bay.

If you knew Rob, I ask that you hug your family, your loved ones and be kind to others. For without warning, your life can change in a second.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca.

In living memory of Robbie Doherty, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Melanie Rose Doherty Grywul :

    Your in our hearts and prayers!

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  2. Laurie Doherty :

    I was deeply saddened to hear that Rob’s life had ended so suddenly and tragically. Although our lives took different paths, we shared 22 years together and raised two great kids (Kale and Krista) who lost their dad too soon. Gone, but not forgotten.
    With fond memories,
    Laurie Doherty

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  3. Diana Massot :

    Valeria te mando todo mi apoyo y amor en estos momentos tran tristes y duros.
    Fuerza y amor para vos y las chicas.
    Abrazo muy fuerte,
    Diana y familia.

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  4. Jeff Taylor :

    Dear Val;
    I was so sorry to hear of Robbie’s tragic accident. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    Jeff

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  5. Randy and Sue Crossman :

    We are so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. Please know that our thoughts are with all his family. Rob was such a fun loving person and we always enjoyed his company. He was a good friend and a wonderful person to be associated with. Rob will be greatly missed.
    Sue and Randy

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  6. Michele Driscoll :

    Val,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and condolences go out to you and your children.

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  7. Neil Normand :

    So sorry to hear of Robs passing.He was a great guy and his family’s meant everything to him.Our heartfelt condolence . Neil,Paul,Abid and Nash

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  8. Andy Taylor :

    I met Rob playing hockey with the Queensland Bombers. Great and true was he. The world needs more like him. Carole and I offer our condolences to Val, children and family.

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  9. Susy, Shawn & Tristan Kaminski :

    Vale, Bianca & Sophia…
    We are so sorry for your loss! We will all miss Rob very much!
    All our love and prayers to you girls!
    Big hugs!
    Susy, Shawn & Tristan

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  10. George & Denise Longland :

    We are truly saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. Our thoughts and hearts are with his family.

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  11. Judy Johnson :

    My sincere condolences to you all – Rob was a good friend for many years – I was saddened to hear of his sudden passing.
    Thoughts are with you at this time.

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  12. Heidi Swanby :

    My thoughts are with each of you everyday. He was a pleasure to meet and the both of you raised beautiful children together.
    Many hugs,
    Heidi

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  13. Terri Mullen :

    Valeria, my heart is with you at this time. I am very sad to hear about Rob. May you hold on to all the amazing memories he created with you. I am sending you strength during this time and the times ahead of you.

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  14. Silvina González :

    My deepest condolences to his wife, Valeria, and all the strenght to go through this difficult trial.

    Silvina González

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  15. Tom Michelussi :

    Our family was deeply saddened to hear of Rob’s sudden passing. He was a man of compasssion, dedication and committment who will be missed by all who knew him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  16. susana salgado :

    Querida Valeria
    Sabemos del dificil momento que está pasando la familia por la perdida de Rob, quiero hacerte llegar el abrazo de toda la familia en la distancia y trasmitirte fuerza, que sabemos que la tenés y que ante la adversidad doblegaras tu esfuerzo para contener Bianca y a Sophia.
    Con cariño Susana Salgado and famuly.

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  17. Jorge Hernández :

    Vale,

    Mi acompañamiento en este momento tan difícil. Saludos y a disposición. Jorge

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  18. Steve & Linda Psutka :

    Dear Valeria, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters during this difficult time. We are very sad to hear of Rob’s passing. He was an amazingly charismatic person and will be sadly missed.

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  19. Richard & Laura Jadlowski :

    Dear Val,

    We are very sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Richard & Laura

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  20. Bob & Ginette (Aunt Nette) Skinner & Family :

    We were shocked and sadden to hear of Rob’s tragic death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  21. Sandra Mellino :

    Valeria, Bianca and Sophie
    My heart is with you at this time. I am very sad to hear about Rob. May you hold on to all the amazing memories he created with you. I am sending you strength during this time and the times ahead of you.

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  22. Paula Llopis :

    Val querida, Rob, vos y las nenas están en mis oraciones diarias. La tristeza me embarga y le ruego a la Virgen que te dé fuerza para atravesar este momento y todo lo que viene después en absoluta paz. Que Dios los bendiga.

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  23. Vale mucha fuerza…

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  24. Miguel Ayora :

    My sincere condolences to the Doherty family. Although we knew Rob for a short period of time we are all richer for having known Rob. We are saddened by his passing and are thoughts and prayers are with the Doherty family.

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  25. STELLA SALGADO Y FLIA :

    Despedimos a Rob, con mucha tristeza , recordaremos siempre a un cordial caballero , gentil y educado, y a un exelente anfitrion , en el poco tiempo que pudimos tratarlo, descubrimos en el ademas de estas cualidades, el amor infinito que tenia por su familia, de lo cual ha dejado muchisismos testimonios, recuerdo como nos pedia, que hablaramos en español a su hija Bianca que era pequeñita, para que aprenda el idioma materno respetando el origen de la mama o cuando cargaba en sus brazos a la recien nacida Sofia quien dormitaba muy serena sobre el pecho de su papa,mientras compartiamos un almuerzo muy bullicioso en bs.as. Acompañamos a su esposa Valeria y a sus hijos Kale, Krista, Bianca y Sofia, en este triste momento, el recuerdo de Rob, permanecera siempre en nuestros corazones:HORACIO y PETTY SALGADO , STELLA,RAFAEL,PAOLA, NATALIA Y GONZALO ALOI SALGADO

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  26. Trisha Boyer (nee Doherty) , Shawn, Cadence and Makena Boyer :

    We are so sorry to hear of Robert’s sudden passing. Our heart breaks for his children and wife.

    Please know your family is in our prayers.

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  27. Kyle Carroll :

    Val, we are heartbroken for your loss – Rob was a really nice guy and a good family man. Your entire family is in our prayers. Take care.

    Kyle and Denise

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  28. Leon & Noemi Comer :

    Val, we are so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. our thoughts are with you and the girls.

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  29. Russ, Rumi, Raina & Nathan Shaw :

    Dear Val, Bianca & Sophia,

    We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Rob. We have only visited a few times … but it is obvious when a person has it all: A big heart, a loving marriage, a great family, and lots of friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Russ, Rumi, Raina & Nathan

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  30. Brian and Louise Doherty and Family :

    We wish to offer our condolences to Robbie’s family on this sudden and tragic event

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