Robert Henry Gariepy, beloved husband of Marsha Gariepy of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Friday, May 21, 2004, after a courageous fight with Multiple Myeloma, at the age of 61 years.
Robert was born in Brighton, Sussex, England and immigrated with his family to Canada as a youngster in 1945. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1963 and proudly served for twenty-five years. In 1989, Robert joined the Calgary School Board where he worked for the past fifteen years. Robert touched the lives of everyone he met and was a devoted family man, good friend and companion. He will be sorrowfully missed by all who knew him.
Robert will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marsha; son Darryl; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Kirk Regan; and grandchildren, Britta, Ellie, Jayman, and Quinn. He will also be lovingly missed by his brothers, Mike (Marge) of Comox, BC and Bill of Richmond, BC; sister-in-law Margaret (Tom) Johnson; brother-in-law Billy (Frances) Sneddon of North Bay; cousins, Betty Perry and Jean Clack, both of England; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Maude (Perry) Gariepy.
Bobby loved this little verse and I know he would want to share it with all:
A Daily Wish For You
More gladness than sadness,
More laughter than pain
More blessings than troubles
More sunshine than rain.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 12:00 P.M. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, or directly to the Royal Canadian Legion – Millennium Branch 289, 2828 – 28 Street S.W., Calgary, AB, T3E 2J3 Telephone: (403) 685-8820, or directly to Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111 www.salvationarmy.org. Our family wishes to extend our deepest appreciation to all the wonderful and caring doctors, nurses, and staff of Foothills Medical Centre, Unit 57 and ICU who were so kind and did their utmost in helping us through this difficult time. We know Robert was cared for by many angels while in the hospital.
In living memory of Robert Gariepy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences