It is with great sadness that we announce that Robert Linton of Calgary passed away at home on Wednesday, April 7, 2004, surrounded by his loving family. Rob is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Noreen, and his dear children, Kirk and his wife Leila, Matthew, and Patrick. Rob lived with his illness as he lived his life: with quiet dignity, a passion for living, and incredible courage and strength.
Rob was a dedicated and loving husband and father who placed his love of God, and his love for his family above everything else. He was a kind, humble and genuine man who will be remembered for his many gifts and talents including a love of music and playing his guitar, an enjoyment of nature and the mountains, woodworking, photography and an unending thirst for knowledge.
Besides his loving wife and children, Rob is survived by his mother, Lily Linton; his father, Robert Linton; his brothers and sisters, Brian (Sherry), Rick (Mary Jane), Dave, Cheryl (Mark Rota) and Arlene (Paul Roberge); and his aunt Anne Cameron and family. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joan (Jim Kaupp), Roger Reilander (Joyce), Theresa (Boyd Hallman), Elaine (Vic Pirie) and Margaret (Tim Joblonkay); cousin Maureen Bibby; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Rob was predeceased by his grandmother Mary Wasechko, and his parents-in-law, Norbert and Agnes Reilander.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.) on Monday, April 12, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Avinash Colaco, Presider. Graveside service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
The family would like to thank the nurses, physicians and staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Center, Dr. Vincy Yam, and the palliative homecare nurses and physicians for their excellent care. The care, compassion and support of Marg Whittaker, RN, will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rob’s memory to help provide patient related equipment to support palliative homecare. Donations can be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – CHR Homecare Palliative, 10101 Southport Road S.W., Calgary, AB T2W 3N2. Please specify that the donation is for patient related equipment.
In living memory of Robert Linton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences