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HOLMES, Robert Joseph “Bob”

July 26, 1950 – Calgary, AB
August 26, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Bob Holmes, beloved husband of Donna Holmes, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the age of 64 years.

Besides his loving wife Donna, Bob is survived by his two sons and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Kelly Holmes and Sean Holmes; and grandson Hayden Holmes. Bob was predeceased by his parents Lowell and Emma Holmes.

A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Bob’s honour may be made directly to the Scout’s Canada Chinook Council, 2140 Brownsea Drive, N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 3G9, Telephone: 1-888-726-8876, http://chin.scouts.ca/ca.

In living memory of Bob Holmes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Cheryl Platt (Haggerty)/(Gardner) :

    It is with the deepest of sympathy I send my love to you all. Words of condolence don’t seem to be enough: Bob was family, a boss and someone who counted and will be missed terribly by all. Love Cheryl. oxox

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  2. Im very sorry to hear Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob at JMS for many years. Bob was a special person who always had a smile on his face, and treated everyone like a good friend. Bob left a positive impression on everyone he would meet. My thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time.

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  3. Brenda Ralston :

    Donna and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your friends at the Airdrie Ag Office.

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  4. Bob was a pillar in our Scouting organization and ‘his like shall not pass this way again’. The hole he leaves in our hearts and in our organization will never be filled. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this trying time.
    Keneu

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  5. Bob was truly an amazing person. I had the pleasure to learn from him in my years of scouting! I can’t imagine what scouting will be without him. He was always a shoulder to lean on when I needed guidance. I’m thankful that I got to learn so much from him over the years. Rest in peace Bob!

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  6. San and Ross Elgert :

    Dear Donna and Family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Bob. So young to be taken, but God has a purpose for him and he is now at peace, with God. Our Sincere sympathy to you and family, Donna. Our thoughts are with you. Ross and San Elgert

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  7. Bruce & Sandy Hagel :

    Donna and Family:
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing and may the love and support of those around you help you in the days ahead.
    Love and Blessings,
    Bruce &Sandy

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  8. Melissa Foster :

    Donna and family, my prayers are offered for you at this time. Through Scouting, he was a friend, mentor, coach and teammate. I remember his boisterous laugh and how he always looked for the best in people. He loved Scouting and so wanted to share it with Hayden, one of the joys of his life. Rest peacefully Bob. You did good.

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  9. Jennifer and Bill Ross :

    We are saddened by your loss. We hold you in your prayers and thoughts during this time. He will be missed by so many.

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  10. We are so very sorry for your loss. We are honoured to say Bob was our friend. Meetings at our house will never be the same, he will be missed so much by all who knew him. God has truly gained another angel. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob enjoy your wings my friend and see the world from a different angle and teach all you meet everything you know, we will miss you our friend and you will always be in our hearts.
    Margaret, Joanna, Sami and Becca

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  11. Jim and Cindy Farwell :

    Donna and Family, we are very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Cindy Farwell

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  12. Denisa Sanness :

    Jeremy, Kelly, Hayden and family, we are so sorry for the recent loss of your dad, grandfather and husband. Our thoughts are with you during these difficult times. Your friends at the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie.

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  13. So sorry to hear of your loss of such a great man. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  14. Dearest Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a big shining star who always had the time to stop and chat and make you feel like you were a lifelong friend. My thoughts are with you.

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  15. Brenda Piggott :

    Donna, so sorry to hear of Bob. Murray’s and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

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  16. Linda Shaw (Hagel) :

    Donna and family
    I’m sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We had a lot of laughs when we worked together at Lucerne. When someone you love dies you never quite get over it you just slowly learn how to go on without them. But always keeping them tucked safely in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all.

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  17. Debbie & Bernie York :

    Dearest Donna,

    What can I say about Bob, that you don’t already know. He was what I would call a gentle giant.. never a finer Gentleman. We have shared many fires with you both at Riverridge, it was a privilege to know Bob and all that he stood for.
    I am so glad that Bernie and I had the chance to talk with Bob a few weeks ago, it is something that both of us will treasure for ever.
    My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time, I know that I am thankful that Bob is out of pain, and so thankful for our last fire all together.
    Love and hugs

    Debbie & Bernie

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  18. Patrick Teefy :

    Dear Donna and Family,

    Bob had such a wonderful gift of making everyone he encountered feel so special through his extraordinary ability to listen, console and especially to laugh. His humble, giving and caring nature with such embracing laughter is something I will truly miss and truly hope this remarkable spirit will continue to live in all of those whom he touched.

    I was just a wee boy when my brother Jim introduced him to our family as a friend from Cadets and he remained a beloved and cherished friend by the Kleins and Teefys every since, to be remembered forever more.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Patrick Teefy and Family

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  19. Donna and Family

    My deepest condolences for your loss. I am so pleased to have known Bob over the past few years.
    May all your memories be filled with warm thoughts.

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  20. Jim and Colleen :

    Donna and family

    That wonderful afternoon together in July is etched forever on our hearts. Bob reminded us that he embraced “The great business of life: To be, to do, to do without and to depart”. He fought the good fight and kept the faith.

    Rest in peace beloved friend.

    May God bless and comfort you all.

    Love, Jim and Colleen

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  21. Al & Sylvia Leveille :

    Our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of a great guy. Bob was one of the best people to work with in the years spent at JMS. Always a smile and a great ‘popcorn’ salesman too.

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  22. Donna I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was always smiling and had a good joke, whenever you and I met for our long suppers.
    My condolences and deepest sympathy to you Donna and your family, at this time.

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  23. Evelyn and Martin Makulowich :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Bob will be greatly missed as a friend, in scouting and in cooking.

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  24. Hilda Boisvert :

    Donna, I am sorry to hear about Bob. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Take care.

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  25. Terry Nakashita :

    Dear Holmes family,

    It is with great sorrow that I have received the sad news of the sudden passing of your father. I know how much he meant to your family as a fine father. Please extend my profoundest sympathy to everyone in your family.

    Sincerely yours,
    Terry Nakashita
    Former Chairman of International Scout
    Exchange Group, Nagoya Japan

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  26. W&B AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR :

    JEREMY, KELLY, SEAN & FAMILIES – TRY TO REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD WITH DAD, & ALWAYS PRAY FOR HIM – WE WILL SURE MISS HIS JOKINGLY WAY – Ray Silbernagel & Staff @ W&B Automotive Repair – Airdrie

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  27. Bob and Jane Allan :

    Dear Donna and family,
    We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Extending our sincere sympathy and sending healing thoughts.

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  28. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time. Our thoughts are with you.
    Bryan and Peggy Gieck

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  29. Condolences to the Holmes Family. Donna Jeremy , Kelly and Hayden ,Sean.I had just found out about Scouter Bobs passing this morning from Scouter Jim. Bob was one of my Scout leaders when I was with Pineridge 166. He always treated me very well. He will be missed.
    Jason and Karen Park

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  30. Carol & Mike Conrad :

    Donna & Family:

    We’re so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing; our deepest condolences to you and your family. We both enjoyed worked with Bob at JMS and remember him to be one of the good ones.

    Thinking of you,
    Mike & Carol

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