December 18, 1948 – Calgary, Alberta
August 3, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Bob passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 40 years Debra (Coombs) Isaac, favourite niece and nephew Sarah and Lloyd Piehl, sister-in-law Kathy Coombs; mother-in-law Lenore Coombs as well as numerous cousins and in-laws. Bob was predeceased by his mother Sylvia (Ash) in 1958, father George in 1979 and father-in-law Al in 2007.
Bob was known by his colleagues as Rob and taught at the University of Calgary for 25 years at the Haskayne School of Business. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and was so proud to be a part of the university family. Rob obtained his PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of Strathclyde in 2005 to finalize “his educational alphabet” as Robert G. Isaac PhD MBA BSc.
Prior to his death Bob asked that there be no funeral, but rather a gathering of those he loved. Deb and the Haskayne School of Business would like to extend an open invitation to family, friends, past and present co-workers and students to a Celebration of Bob’s Life on Friday, August 22,2014 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the BMO forum (3rd floor) in Scurfield Hall, Haskayne School of Business.
Bob’s family would like to extend very sincere gratitude to Dr J. Esaw, Dr T. Murynka and to the wonderful, caring staff at the Sarcee Hospice. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Plan International, Telephone: 1-800-387-1418 or www.plancanada.ca/DonateNow or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In living memory of Robert Isaac, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences