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FAUGHT – Robert Basil

July 20, 1958– April 9, 2011

It was with human sadness but spiritual contentment that Bob Faught died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

He was the beloved husband of Marguerite (nee Lessard) and proud father of Ryan and Shannon Faught. Born in Sarnia Ontario, where he grew up with his two brothers and four sisters, he went on to graduate with a double degree in geology and computer science from Queens University. He started his long rewarding career at Shell Canada in Calgary and moved into information systems and project management consulting for a number of firms in the Calgary oil and gas sector. Family and Bob’s legion of friends will always remember his capacity for love, and passion for a purpose driven life and living every moment to the fullest. His home was always open to friends old and new. His curiosity and genuine interest in the lives of others and the world around him manifested throughout all his activities and relationships. Always a larger than life personality, April 1st was his favourite day on the calendar. His great love for the outdoors and the mountains was evident by the sparkle in his eyes when anyone mentioned the Rockies. He made the mountains his four season home, spending plenty of time camping, fly fishing, skiing, snow shoeing, hiking and biking. Bob also loved his gardening time as much as he loved leaning over the fence talking to the neighbours and building lasting friendships. He always had a positive outlook in life, especially during his battle with cancer. The smile on his face was always there, no matter what life event he was involved with, be it a 300 km cycle tour in the mountains or hosting the neighbourhood BBQ or street pancake breakfast. Bob was active in the community as an Olympic volunteer at the Canmore Nordic Centre and even as a major motion picture star as an extra running down the street in Calgary for the movie Superman. Bob’s strong faith and service with the Knights of Columbus sustained his wonderful life.

Bob will be missed by his mother, Rita Agnes Faught (Sarnia, ON) his siblings George and Diane Faught (Toronto, ON), Luanne and Jim Stiel (Lake Orion, Michigan), Carolyn and Wayne Borland (Ilderton, ON) Mary Faught,(Chelsea, PQ) Jim Faught (Toronto, ON), Lynne Kelly (Moncton, NB.) He will be lovingly remembered by Marguerite’s mother Louise Lessard (St. Albert), Jeannette and Vic Poulin (Legal, AB), Rene Lessard (Bonneville, AB) , Martha and Brian Anderson (Edmonton), Robert and Heather Lessard (Edmonton), and the numerous nephews and nieces from both families. He was predeceased by his dad, William Alfred Basil Faught and Arthur Lessard.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community Church 800 – 85th Street S.W. (NOTE: NEW LOCATION) in the community of West Springs on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellspring Calgary http://www.wellspringcalgary.com/ would be appreciated. The family would like to extend gratitude to the all the medical support over the last eighteen months including staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Center, nurses of Palliative Care Calgary and family physician Dr. O. Yuen.

In living memory of Bob Faught, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Gerry & Suzanne Lonnberg :

    We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Bob. We have many fond memories of him from the cul-de-sac. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless and please take care.

    The Lonnbergs (Gerry, Suzanne, Sam, Matthew, Erica).

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  2. Rest In Peace my friend. Say hello to Father Len when you see him.

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  3. Marguerite, Ryan and Shannon,

    May your strength prevail to help you through this difficult time. May your memories be your comfort. And know that Bob will always be with you….in your heart.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, always

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  4. Alistair Shepherd-Cross :

    Hi Bob,

    We’ll all miss you here at Agile Recruiting, but we’ll never forget you. Remember it was you who came up with the name all those years ago. Your positive attitude was an inspiration to us all.

    Alistair and the Agile team

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  5. Jennifer Lawlor - Friend/Colleague of Lynne Kelly :

    Thinking of you and your family. Lots of prayers and hugs.

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  6. Tanya Napper :

    Marguerite, Ryan and Shannon,
    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a wonderful friend. I will always cherish the time I had with him and thank him for being such a support and always pushing me to do more. The Golden Triangle and our rides out to Bragg Creek will always be something I am thankful I did and I wouldn’t have without his encouragement.
    Rest in peace friend. God bless.
    Tanya

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  7. Tracy Robart :

    Thinking of you all through this difficult time. My family was blessed to have met Bob (and Shannon) on a camping trip to PEI. He lived life to the fullest and cooked the best “coyote” pancakes ever. God Bless you all.
    Tracy, Alex, Brett and Hilary Robart

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  8. Walter and Shirley Brown :

    Lynn, Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  9. Margaret and Ed Tapuska :

    Dear Marguerite, Ryan and Shannon,
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Bob. We didn’t know him well, but certainly remember meeting him at St. Michael’s. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by our faith community. May God provide you abundant strength at this difficult time.

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  10. Adrian and Ashlei Ilincuta :

    Dear Marguerite and family,

    We were very saddened by the news of Bob’s passing. We will miss his big smile and kindness ( he dug out my mom’s car more than once on the cul-de-sac…). Our thoughts are with you.
    Ashlei, Adrian and Enya

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  11. Brenda and Jim Cremer :

    Our hearts are with you at this time, we are very sorry for your loss.

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  12. My deepest condolences to you for your loss…

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  13. Lynn L'Heureux :

    Margurite, Tony and Lynn L’Heureux offer our prayers for you and your family. May you feel the gentle caress of Jesus healing you and may Bob always smile down on you. He will be sorely missed.

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  14. Rick and Sandy Rodgers :

    Dear Marguerite and Family
    So sorry to hear the sad news about Bob. He always had a friendly smile and kind words to say to us as neighbours down the street at 337 Signal Hill Pt. I’m sure you will have fond memories of the good times you had together and these will help you in the coming days and months. Thinking of you and your family with our thoughts and prayers.

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  15. I rode the #67 Bus from Signal Hill with Bob for several years and also worked at AEC and Encana while Bob was their. One thing that was always consistent was Bob’s smile and happy attitude – morning or evening or winter or summer or any time, it didn’t matter. You could not tell if Bob was having a good day or not, He made you feel like he was happy to see you and that you were special. This is rare gift that Bob had. Often I would be stressing about something coming up that day and talking to Bob would make my stress go away. I still miss not being able to have those bus trip talks with Bob.
    I also had the previlege of of meeting and talking to Ryan – as the saying goes “The bark does not fall from the tree”, Ryan has the same gift as Bob, in that he is always is happy to see you.
    Marguerite, Ryan and Shannon, my deepest condolences.

    Steve Kraft

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  16. Denis & Trudie LeBlanc :

    Rita, George, Luanne, Carol, Mary, Jim and Lynn…..We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

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  17. Kathleen Lynch :

    Marguerite, Ryan and Shannon,
    My condolences and prayers are extended to you and your family. Bob was a wonderful guy, full of stories and smiles. He was so very proud of his family. He will live on in our hearts and memories.

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