Robert was finally released from his pain when he passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2006, with his beloved wife Joan at his side. Robert inspired us all to live our lives to the fullest and never give up as he fought his battle with cancer.
Robert was born in Manchester, England, and came to Canada with his parents at an early age. He resided in Calgary all his life. Robert graduated from SAIT as a civil engineer and worked in the oil industry for the next 30 years. Robert was a gentle, caring man who loved his family and friends. Everyone who met Bob loved him. Bob left us with the gift of his humor and his big heart, which no one will ever forget.
Robert is survived by his loving wife Joan, sons Matthew and Michael, and daughters Jessie and Erica. Robert was predeceased by his parents Jean and Arnold.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Bob’s family has set up a trust fund in his name to install facilities for family members staying at the Tom Baker Center with their loved ones. Donation may be made in Robert’s name directly to “Calgary Health Trust Unit 47 Greatest Needs” at Calgary Health Trust, c/o Janice Leigh Richards, Foothills Hospital Special Services Bldg-AC136, 1403 29th St. NW, Calgary AB, T2N 2T9. Bob’s family would like to extend a special thank you the all the Angels on Unit 47.
In living memory of Robert Gaskell, 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