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KEIGHAN – James Robert (Bob)

May 25, 1933 – June 20, 2010

Bob passed away at age 77 on Sunday June 20, 2010 after a short battle with Lung cancer.

He leaves behind a loving family, his wife of 54 years Shirley nee Pattison, son Jeff (Sheila), daughters Jill, Donna (Don) Lamy. He was predeceased by daughter Lee Ann (Brad) Small who passed away June 3, 2009. Bob was very proud of his three grandchildren Leslie, Eric and Brett; with the goals they have set for their futures and who have grown to be fine young adults.

Bobs parents were Tom and Marge Keighan of Chippawa, ON and Niagara Falls, ON where he was born. After his school years he spent five years in the Royal Navy. After his discharge he met and married Shirley the love of his life in 1956. He then enrolled in school in Toronto where he trained, as an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Government. Upon completion of his training he was assigned to Montreal, where they settled and raised their family, he was very active in the Masonic Lodge. The family transferred to Calgary, AB in 1976, where he finished his career. They made many new friends and Bob took up an avid interest in golf. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. On retiring in 1989 Bob and Shirley spent summers at Pine Lake, AB and the winter seasons at their home in Palm Springs, California, where they were both very active in the community. Bob will be greatly missed by their many friends there and in Canada.

Bobs wishes were that he was to be cremated and a Memorial Service be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta/Northwest Territories Office P.O. Box 4050 STN C Calgary, AB T2T 5W7, Telephone 1-800-418-1111

In living memory of Bob Keighan, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Elmer and Tak Lamy :

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care of each other and take one day at a time. Wish we were there with you at this sad time.

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  2. Sending my loving thoughts and prayers to Jill and family. I was blessed to have known your dad, I have many wonderful memories when we were growing up. He was like a dad to me too during our high school years.

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  3. colleen keighan taddeo :

    Dear Shirley and family,
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I remember seeing him back here in Niagara Falls a couple of times in the past years. He was always smiling and had a good story to tell. I’m sure he will be truly missed. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful life together. Take care and God bless.
    Colleen

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  4. Trish Reilly :

    Shirley & family: Sorry to hear of cousin Bob’s passing. I always remember Bob as my “BIG COUSIN.” He was a great guy. Enjoyed catching up on eachother’s life when he and yourself visited the Falls. Our sincere condolences to each of you.
    Trish and John (Uncle Bob’s daughter)

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  5. Stuart and Ann Lock :

    Our sincere condolences to Shirley and the family on their loss. We wish you peace and comfort in knowing that others care.

    So sorry…

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  6. Keith and Irene Eady :

    We are sorry to hear the passing of Bob, knew him when he lived in Montreal through Harmony Lodge.
    Keith and Irene Eady

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  7. Valerie Keighan :

    Very sorry to hear cousin Bobby has left us. I too remember his great stories, his laughter and his interest in people. Thanks to him, we know a lot more about the Keighan family history. I know you all have many wonderful memories to treasure. Take care!
    Valerie (Uncle Larry’s daughter)

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  8. Debbie Marohn :

    Our Sincere condolenses to you Shirley and family in your loss. It was nice sharing time with you and Bob when we would come up to Palm Springs to visit mom and dad (fred & Pauline). Mom and Dad spoke very highly of you and Bob. I’m sure he will truly be missed. Take care!!
    Roland and Debbie Marohn

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  9. Valerie Bazar :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Shirley and your family as you grieve your loss. Jill has shared with me many wonderful, heartwarming family stories about her wonderful parents. Hope the good memories will help you all in the time ahead.

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  10. Dear Jill and Brett and family,
    I was indeed saddened to learn of the passing of your dear, devoted father and grandfather. There will be a huge void in your life that I hope you can fill with wonderful memories of all the special times and activities that you shared together.
    Sincerely,
    Aunty Betty Parr and family

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  11. Ray & Rose Keighan :

    Dear Shirley & Family

    Our sincerest condolences in the passing of Bobby. We fondly remember his friendliness and kindness in being the tour director and driving our family around Calgary some years ago to see the sites, as we passed through on our way to Kelowna to visit my sister. While reading the obituary it appears Bobby was quite involved and would have touched many lives. He will be missed by many people. Cherish the memories

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  12. Dear Shirley and Family

    Our sincerest condolences in the passing of Bobby. We fondly remember his friendliness and kindness in being the tour director and driving our family around Calgary some years ago to see the sites, as we passed through on our way to Kelowna to visit my sister. While reading the obituary it appears Bobby was quite involved and would have touched many lives. He will be missed by many people. Cherish the memories.

    Ray & Rose Keighan
    Niagara Falls

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