July 12, 1931- Halifax, N.S.
November 22, 2013- Calgary, AB
Robert (Bob) Goss of Calgary, beloved husband of Lorraine (nee MacAlpine), passed away on November 22, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Husband of Lorraine for 54 years; father to John Goss (Michelle Chartier), Alison Goss, and Alexandra Goss (David Black); grandfather to Sadie Keillor; father-in-law to Dustin Keillor; uncle to Roberta Goss (Lee), Sandy Goss (Judy), Geoff Goss (Joyce), Mike Goss (Susan) and Michael MacAlpine (Jill); brother-in-law to Margie, Sally Goss and Rod and Gail MacAlpine. Bob was predeceased by his two younger brothers Donald and Edgar.
Bob grew up in Moncton and Halifax where he established life-long friendships. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Mount Allison and graduated with an L.L.B. from Dalhousie University in 1955. Bob articled in New Brunswick then moved to Calgary and started his law career with California Standard Oil. He later went into private practice until joining the McCaffrey law firm as a partner in 1988. He retired in 1992. Bob enjoyed the time he dedicated to the Development Appeal Board, where he served for over twenty years, many of them as chair. He was an elder at St. Gile’s Presbyterian Church for several years.
Bob loved sports and was an exceptional athlete having played basketball and football in high school and university. Rugby became his overriding passion. Bob played for the Calgary Hornets, then refereed, and took pleasure in watching rugby at all levels. A highlight for Bob was a trip he and Lorraine took to Scotland and Ireland for the World Cup of Rugby in 1991.
Bob loved skiing, travelling and good food. He was an avid travel planner. European holidays and summer holidays at the family cottage in Shediac and in B.C. were memorable.
Bob was generous to a fault and always loved to share a story or a joke. One of his greatest pleasures was to spend ‘happy’ hours with friends at Franzl’s Gasthaus, the Austrian Club, the Danish Club and the Black Swan.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Calgary are appreciated. Our sincere thank you to the Beverly Centre for the wonderful care Bob received over the past year.
In living memory of Robert Goss, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences