August 27, 1965 – March 29, 2014
Norman Robert Haines, beloved son of the late Norman Haines and Linda Haines, brother to Ruth Minions (David), and uncle to Sarah, Patricia & Christina Minions, passed away suddenly on March 29, 2014 in Calgary, AB.
Rob lived his life ‘full throttle’ with purpose, passion & courage. Born in Pointe-Claire, QC, Rob spent his early life in Kitchener & Chatham, ON, followed by a move to Calgary, AB in 1973. Once settled, Calgary became the launching pad for many adventures, both professionally and personally. In his many travels, Rob spent time living and working in the mountains, most notably Banff & Lake Louise.
He had many friends who loved and respected him; knowing that he was always good for a laugh and willing to listen. His family knew he would be there to share and support when needed and he knew that they were there for him too. Whether it was at work, the gym, at the pub, or around the family dinner table, Rob cared and was willing to share the benefit of his experiences to all.
Rob was an entrepreneur and dedicated sales professional who was president of the Argosy Group which he founded in 2003. In addition to his own business he was a long time sales instructor at Mount Royal University as part of their Continuing Education program. His clients valued his work as they knew he took their causes on as his own. They also knew him to be forthright and committed to do what was right for the businesses, teams, and individuals he worked with.
His community appreciated all he had to offer and he gave freely and willingly to ensure all moved in the right direction toward worthy goals. Rob was a long time participant in Scouts Canada, making a difference as a youth and then later as a leader. One of his most memorable experiences was with Operation Raleigh in Cameroon, Africa.
Rob lived many adventures and whether it was on the trail, on his Harley, the ski slopes, or overseas…Rob truly LIVED!!!
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Rob’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing to make memorial tributes in Rob’s name, may do so to the charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Robert Haines, 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