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OAKES – Robert John

May 7, 1930 – March 15, 2011

Robert (Bob) Oakes, beloved husband of Frances Oakes of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the age of 80 years.

Bob was born in Vancouver, BC. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a young man and the army was his career for twenty seven years. He served overseas with the United Nations in England, Cyprus and Egypt. After discharge from the army, he worked for the City of Calgary for a further seventeen years. He loved to go camping and fishing and like his wife Frances (1931 – 2010), spent many years at the curling club.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughters Diane (Robert) Yates and Heather Archer and grandchildren Rhiannon, Melina, Nicholas and Thomas; brother Vern (Gina) Oakes, sister Bonnie and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at The Garrison Curling Club (2288 – 47 Avenue S.W., Calgary) at 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Condolences through

In living memory of Bob Oakes, 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.

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  1. Milton & Marion McArthur :

    To Heather & Diane and families,
    Little did we know when we had dinner with your mother and dad and took pictures that they would be so soon taken from us. We had a great visit that night recalling many old memories. We will pass the word to those that still remembered him. Our daughter, Brenda, passed the word on to us. If you have any message for someone here in Creemore let me know and I will pass it on. Our sincere sympathy.
    Milton & Marion McArthur

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  2. John and Suzanne Chapman :

    Our condolences go out to the members of the family. We are sorry to hear of the departure of a long time fishing friend and partner. You will be sadly missed.

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