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LOCKWOOD, Leonard Robert “Bob”

June 19, 1929 – Medicine Hat, Alberta
December 25, 2014 – Scottsdale, Arizona

Bob passed away peacefully at Midnight on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014, at the age of 85 years while on vacation with his family in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bob is survived by his cherished wife of 59 years Janice, children Kim (Barry) Hassen, Rob (Linda) Lockwood and Pam (Russell) Blain. Bob was a proud granddad to Ryan Hassen, Craig Hassen, Talon Blain, Garrett Blain and Sydney Lockwood.

Bob was born in Medicine Hat, AB to Alfred and Victoria Lockwood in 1929, and raised with his older sister Gertrude. He met Janice in Swift Current, SK and proposed to her after six weeks. The two were married in 1955, and began raising their family.

Bob began his career selling drilling fluids to the oil and gas industry with Baroid of Canada in 1954. He introduced the use of invert mud to the Saskatchewan potash industry in 1963, and after travelling Alberta and Saskatchewan with his young family, settled down in Calgary with Rotary Drilling Services in 1967. In 1973, he founded his own oil and gas company, now called Lockwood Resources Ltd., which has been active in Alberta and Saskatchewan for over 41 years. Until his passing, Bob was still active in running Lockwood Resources, and came into work everyday with a smile.

Bob loved his career in oil and gas, and cherished the many friends he made over his sixty years in the industry. He was a true family man, and he loved spending time with his family in Calgary and on family vacations in Scottsdale, Arizona and Sandpoint, Idaho. Prior to his passing, he and his wife Janice enjoyed playing cards, reading, sharing a good glass of wine, and watching the Arizona scenery while on Christmas vacation.

Funeral Services will be held at Foothills Lutheran Church (3104 – 34th Avenue N.W.) on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through 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 or a charity of their choice.

In living memory of Bob Lockwood, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Roberta Leeder :

    Dear Janice, Kim, Rob, Pam and families,
    I was very saddened to hear Bob had passed away. It must have been a very difficult Christmas, I can’t even imagine. Even though we haven’t kept in touch much over the years, there is still a connection in our lives having shared so much in our youth in our community of University Heights. I know he was sick for a long while but to hear he still went to work and then on vacation showed his determination and positive outlook in life. I shared the news of his passing with my siblings and we all express their deepest condolences to you all. Jeff expressed a memory he had with Rob in Mr. Lockwood’s basement, something about building a hang glider and eventhough they got into trouble Jeff still remembers it as a good memory. I hope and pray your memories will keep you all close and give comfort in the loss of your husband, Father, Father-in-Law, and Grandpa.

    Love Roberta and Bill Leeder, Peggy and David Corry, Jeff and Connie Crosky, Gregg and Shelly Crosky

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  2. John & Willy Hallam :

    We just learned of Bob’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all of the Lockwood family. Bob was a true gentleman and we thought highly of him. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

    -John and Willy Hallam

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  3. Mike & Jeannine Verbisky :

    To the Lockwood Family

    We were saddened to receive the news of Bob’s passing. We extend our condolences to Janice and the family. We are certain that many fond memories will remain with you of Bob.

    Mike & Jeannine Verbisky

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