Robert George Hinton Sr. of Calgary passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2006 at the age of 80 years.
Bob was born on August 15, 1925 in Birmingham, England and immigrated to Trail, BC with his family in 1926. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. Bob and his wife Roseanne moved to Calgary in 1964 to begin their own business. It was here that they spent many happy years with family and friends. Bob was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch #285 for many years, volunteering for the Annual Poppy Drive, Veterans’ luncheons, and the Legion Lottery. He was also active in his community playing Santa, dog-sitting, and helping where he could with all the neighbours. Everyone enjoyed Bob and Pepper on their daily walks. Bob spent many hours enjoying his grandchildren’s activities and hanging out at many baseball diamonds. He shared his joy of life, sense of humour, generosity, and his genuine compassion with all. He will be greatly missed by all those he touched.
Bob is survived by two sons, Rob and Sylvie, Gary and Karen; daughter-in-law ThÚr_se, all of Calgary; five grandchildren, Charlie, Jessica, Ben, Thom, and Ty; and his beloved dog Pepper. He is also survived by a brother and two sisters-in-law, Geoff and Mary Hinton and Janet Hinton; three nephews, Jamie, Paul, and David; and two nieces, Norma and Leslie. He was predeceased by his wife of fifty-four years Roseanne in 1999; and his brother Norm.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or directly to the Poppy Fund, #109, 315 – 10 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0W2 Telephone: (403) 265-6304. The family wish to thank the EMS team, the staff at Rockyview Emergency and the staff at the Foothills Hospital Stroke Unit.
In living memory of Robert Hinton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences