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DONOVAN – Robert (Bob) Edwin

December 3, 1951 – September 24, 2009

Bob Donovan beloved husband of Jillian of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the age of 57 years after a courageous battle with cancer, heart and kidney disease.

Besides his loving wife Jill, Bob is survived by his two sons Kevin and Keegan; grandson Cohen; siblings Lynne, Patrick, Sean, Lee, Susan, Christian and Justin; nieces Alicia, Alexis and nephew John. Bob was predeceased by his parents Gerard and Mary Ann and older brother Gerry.

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In living memory of Bob Donovan, 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. Dear Jill,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It was very emotional when I heard of Bob’s death. Bob was the most brave, positive and wonderful person that I have ever met. May God give you strength through these hard times. My sincere thoughts and prayers are sent out to you and your family with my deepest respect.

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  2. Rae & Dianne Booth :

    Our deapest sympathies to the entire family. Bob was a good friend and will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Rae & Dianne

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  3. Love you dad, going to miss you so much, I promise I wll be a great as a dad to Cohen as you were to me.
    Love you!
    Keegs

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  4. Linda and Blair Allen :

    We were sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We know he will live on in your hearts and your memories and all those who knew him. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Linda and Blair Allen & Family

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  5. To the Donovan family. Sorry to hear about your loss. You’re in my thoughts. I’ll never forget your dad.

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  6. Hard to kill, but they eventually goot him. He’ll be missed.
    pat

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  7. Justin Donovan :

    You will be greatly missed as you were a great man Bob, your sons and wife can attest to that. My heart goes out to you Jill and the boys…..lots of love Justin

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  8. Andrena Donovan :

    Miss you already Bob, in so many ways you are still here in all our hearts and the many happy memories we all share. You will never be forgotten.

    All my love to Jill and the boys
    Andrena

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  9. Bob was always my big brother while growing up
    he would always chase me down at Orrunsworth park and make me use my cruthes if I left home withour them
    included was a lecture about leaving home without my crutches and then my brotherly punch on my shoulder to…let me know he cared
    we have been apart for years but I will still miss him.

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  10. there are so many instances or memories of Bob while growing up…
    during High school Bob worked part time at Shopper’s city at 6pm…
    5:45 Bob would come to me hurridly for a drive to work and without a doubt during the ride to work there was a lecture given to me about life…memories of Bob

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  11. finally-memories and sinstances of my brother Bob
    he has proven his words to me as true by
    his successful marriage to Jullian and with the success of his 2 sons,
    may the Lord be with you Bob

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  12. Bob, you were the ultimate big brother, your lessons will never be forgotten.

    Keegs, Kev and Jill, hang in there, we all love you a ton….

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  13. I will always treasure the memories we made growing up together and remember with joy and laughter the times we shared as adults. Good men and brothers are hard to find but you were the best in both categories. Kevin, Keegs and Jill you will always be in my mind and heart. Take good care of each other. Love Lynnie nad Bob

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  14. To my friends I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. I will always remember him in my prayers.

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  15. I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob years ago at Canfer. What a joy he was to work with. I could always count on him to keep me laughing throughout the day. It was clear how very much he loved his family as he always had little stories about the boys and Jill. Although I haven’t seen him in years – he will be missed.

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  16. Angie Rowntree (nee Dapery) :

    Jill, I just found out about Bob, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Bob was a good man. You and the boys are in my thoughts.

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  17. Bob and I were brothers of choice. The summers of 65 thru 68 were magic. No fence too high, no girl too pretty. Smokes, Players filtered or Dad Donovan’s Export Plain, in the Pram Room at Bayshore. Scraps on the Sparks Mall. Cold night walks after the buses stopped running. Frostbitten feet cause boots weren’t cool even in January. Dances, parties, Connie Mac ball. Lake Mississippi the summer of Love 67. Bob had 26 dates I got 24. A true attraction for the girls he was. Tough as nails when push came to don’t push me again. Fantastic athlete. Love You Bob. Glad I didn’t miss this. There’s a little hole in my soul that is still healing from you leaving early.

    Gary

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  18. Greg Miller :

    Jill,
    We used to be neighbours in Maple Ridge, So sorry to read about Bob. Hope you and the rest of the family are well.

    Greg

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