August 7, 1929 – April 23, 2013
Bob Hilker passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 23, 2013 at the age of 83 years.
Bob is lovingly remembered by his amazing wife Roxanne; daughters Anne (Jan), Susan (Chris), Roberta (Dustin) and Rhonda; grandchildren Jordan, Rebecca, Andie, Erin, Russell, Caitlin and Michael; and his sister Joyce (Romeo).
Bob was born August 7, 1929 in Stettler, Alberta. Bob was a geologist, receiving his degree at Michigan Technology in 1961. He started his own geological consulting business in 1969. In addition to hard rock mineral exploration, he was also a specialist in placer gold mining. Bob had many experiences in his field of work, travelling across Canada, the U.S., and even as far as China and Bolivia.
Since 1991, Bob has been an active member of the Al Azhar Shriners Air Corps. He loved reading, enjoying time with his grandchildren, jelly beans, scotch whiskey, rocks, ice cream in Cochrane, coffee, cooking, walks and warm sweaters.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to Al Azhar Shriners Transportation Fund (5225 -101 Street N.W. Calgary Alberta T3L 1 S4).
In living memory of Bob Hilker, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences