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MCMANUS, Robert “Bob” Michael

July 1, 1930 – North Bay, ON
October 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB

We are very saddened to announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Bob McManus on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the age of 83 years.

Bob was born in North Bay, ON and spent four years in the seminary before being recruited to Michigan Tech as their goaltender. He was a Michigan Tech All-Star, and earned a degree in Geological Engineering. Bob was later inducted into their Hockey Hall of Fame. His career brought him to Calgary where he worked for Mobil Oil and Dome Petroleum. Bob made Calgary his home for almost fifty-six years, making many happy memories with his family of five children which will be cherished and shared for generations to come.

Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty-seven years, Charlotte; children Lynn (Nick) Bukacek, Lorne (Catrina) McManus, Noreen (Donny) Stuart, Barb (Perry) McManus, and Michelle (Mark) Petros; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Patsy (Dan) Kennedy and brother Jack (Mona) McManus.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Thursday October 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Poppy Fund, #1, 4539 – 6th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: (403) 265-6304.

In living memory of Robert McManus, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Ted & Joan Corcoran :

    Thinking of all of you at this time of saddness. Bob will be fondly remembered by his many friends as well as his family.

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  2. When sad times hit it is always easier to remember all the good times. And Charlotte, we always had good times when Bob was present. Although he was a husband, father, brother and nurturer of grandchildren, who will ever forget his uncanny ability to make music with spoons! I know you have lots of family who will miss the old Geologist but he will be missed just as much by his Michigan Tech team mates and friends.

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  3. Carlo & Diana Cattarello :

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness.
    May your many memories of good times with Bob sustain you.
    From a fellow Mich-Tech hockey player,

    Carlo Cattarello & Diana

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  4. Jennifer & Martin Lacey :

    The McManus household was always a place of love and happiness when I was growing up. My memories of Canada Day are always tied to the birthday celebrations in your home. We send our deepest condolences and prayers of support to you all.

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  5. Arlene and Glen Johnston :

    Bob, sometimes known as Crash McManus in the exploration department of Mobil Oil Canada for his time spent in a roadside ditch near Whitecourt Alberta, was a dear friend. Over the course of more than 50 years we spent family camping vacations together at West Bank and at Shuswap Lake, B.C. Bob excelled and was socially competitive in a wide variety of sporting activities – hockey, skiing, golfing, and if you were a Ping-Pong player, Bob would challenge you to that also. It was only a ‘tippy’ canoe that got the best of Bob’s dexterity. Yes, Bob was on his best social behavior when playing the spoons – any spoons he could find in your kitchen.

    We will miss him.

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  6. Gale & Sandy Dean :

    Charlotte, our thoughts are with you and your family due to both your, and our loss, of “one great guy”. It was a pleasure in the 50’s to associate with him at MCMT, and a welcome pleasure to be able to renew that association when we moved to Calgary in the mid-70’s.

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  7. Susan Kandalaft (Kivlehan) :

    May all your happy memories comfort you in these sad days.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Susan Kandalaft

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  8. Ross and Ellenore Campbell :

    Bob was always fun to be with whether at a party, at the beach, camping or curling. He was famous (infamous?) for his special musical talent ~ playing spoons! He will be greatly missed. Our sympathy to Charlotte and family. Ross and Ellenore Campbell

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  9. Eric and Doris Sennhauser :

    We are so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We will never forget the good times we shared with Bob an Charlotte in Libya, especially the homemade wine tastings together with good food and good friends. Our sympathy to you Charlotte and family. Doris and Eric Sennhauser

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