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McKINSTRY, Robert Eddison (Bob)

May 21, 1933 – January 20, 2013

Bob McKinstry passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the age of 79 years.

Bob was born in Griffin, SK on May 21, 1933 and moved to Calgary with his family when he was eight years old. After high school he took a body repair apprenticeship and worked at the trade for eleven years at such time he opened his own shop. He sold the business in 2006 and retired to his acreage. He married Betty McClean in 1956 and they raised four children; three sons Larry (Shelly), Don (Deka) and Bruce and daughter Carol Rogowski (Regan). Bob and Betty were snowbirds in Yuma, AZ for over 20 years. Bob was a thirty five year member of the Southridge Lions Club.

He his survived by his wife Betty, his four children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, two brothers Dale (Oona) of B.C. and Jim (Darlene) of Lethbridge and brother-in-law Don Palmer of Calgary. Bob was predeceased by his parents Frank and Lucy, sister Joyce Palmer and son-in-law Paul Rogowski.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Ogden United Church, 7401 – 23 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 0X8 or to Chinook Hospice, 1206 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4Y8.

In living memory of Bob McKinstry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Daave & Bernice Henry & family :

    Betty & family:
    May you cherish your memories and knowing that so many others are sharing your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Dave & Bernice Henry

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  2. Bill Keylock, Roy Pidgeon :

    Our deepest sympathies to the family

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  3. The Pratt family. Ross, Brad and Leslie and families :

    Our deepest condolences to Betty and family. Bob and our father, Allan Pratt, grew up together and were life long friends. To Mrs. Betty Mckinstry, we all have fonds memories along with lots of laughs and good times, over the years .Wish you well, remember the good times and know what a good friend Bob was to the Pratt family.
    Take care, Ross, Brad and Leslie Pratt

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  4. Dear Betty and family, My deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful human being that was a dedicated husband and father. I remember first meeting Bob during CCFC Christmas cake time when I dropped off boxes at the Body Shop in Inglewood. CCFC has enjoyed your families support throughout the many years and we treasure that. We will all miss Bob! Sorry I can’t attend on Friday but I will be praying for you. Wilma Clark

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  5. Del & Mary Lou Miller :

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family Betty. Remember the good times, cherish the memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Del & Mary Lou M

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  6. The Schick Family :

    Our sincere condolences to your family, cherish the memories and hold onto them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Friday. May you have peace and comfort. God Bless you all.
    Duane and Charlene

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  7. AMCA - Family :

    On behalf of the Car Club, our sincere condolences are with you at this time. Please accept our deepest symapthy at this time.
    American Motors Club of Alberta

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  8. Dear Donald and Deka Mckinstry,
    I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about your father’s passing. As a family, my wife Anisa and children, we were shocked and saddened by the news. He will be missed very much by all of us who knew him. Please extend our deepest sympathy to your mom and the rest of your family.

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  9. Betty and family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your wonderful husband.
    May loving memories comfort you in this time and help to soften the sadness of your loss.
    With Sympathy Nadia & Eldin Eitzen

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  10. Ken and I are so sorry to hear about Bob. He was the best boss Ken ever had and a good and caring friend. His life was well lived and the world is poorer now that he is no longer with us. We are very sorry that we can not join in the celebration of his life.
    Ken and Vicky Driver Strathmore AB

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  11. Leland Joan Fryk :

    Betty and all your family. Leo and I have special memories of Bob and your family with our times in the Ogden and Milligan Heights areas. Bob always had that great smile for everyone and every occasion. We are grateful to have known Bob and our thoughts are with you all today.
    Leo, Joan and family

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  12. Marjorie Kircky :

    MAY HAPPY MEMORIES WARM YOUR HEART AND GOD,CARING FRIENDS,& CHURCH FAMILY SURROUND YOU WITH COMFORT.
    HUGS & PRAYERS; FROM MARJORIE & LINUS

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  13. Garry & Priscilla Moore :

    McKinstry Family,
    We were sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to all.
    I remember many times in the past visiting with Bob, Larry & Shelly at Expert.
    We had many year of doing business together. It was a pleasure dealing with such a gentleman.
    Garry & Priscilla Moore
    Promotional Products Inc.

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  14. Frank Sparkes :

    Don,
    My deepest condolences go to you, your mom and family on the passing of your dad.
    I remember playing street hockey in front of the house when we were kids and your dad always met us with a big smile and warm heart.
    Hugs and blessings from an old friend.

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  15. My deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful human being that was a dedicated husband,father and a true businessman.Bob always had that great smile and a kind word for all. I am grateful to have known Bob and my thoughts are with you all today.I will keep Bob in my heart and will surely miss him.

    Gord High

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  16. I am so sorry that Bob has passed. He was a truly gentle man. My heartfelt condolence goes to you, Betty, and the family.

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