Robert O. Leitch, beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” Leitch of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
Bob was born in Fergus Falls, MN. He served in the Canadian Air force as a Warrant Officer (W.A.G) in the Second World War. Bob was the Director of the Land Department for the city of Calgary for twenty-two years. He was also a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada serving for two consecutive terms as President. In addition he was a Fellow of the American Right of Way. R.O. spent many years volunteering with various organizations including thirty-five years with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede in the capacity of Senior Associate and Shareholder. Bob will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman.
Besides his beloved wife Peggy, Bob is survived by daughter and son-in-law Linda and Maurice McAtamney; son and daughter-in-law Rob and Catherine Leitch; grandfather to Michael (Nadine), Erin and Brina Moriarty; and great-grandfather to Evie. Bob was predeceased by his daughter Leanne.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864 www.ab.lung.ca.
Thank you to the staff at the Rockyview General Hospital for the wonderful care that Bob received and the support and compassion that they provided to the family.
In living memory of Bob Leitch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences