May 9, 1942 – Yorkton, SK
September 23, 2013 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bob Pilling; a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, on Monday, September 23, 2013.
Bob will be lovingly remembered for his generous spirit and unconditional love of his family. Always the patriarch, Sundays were often spent around the dinner table. Birthdays and holidays were a reason to celebrate.
Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Bob spent his early childhood moving around Canada as the son of an Air Force pilot. Later he attended the University of Saskatchewan where he met his future wife Mary Lou. It was there that they started a family and later moved to Brandon, Manitoba. In 1970, Bob accepted a position as Territorial Treasurer and moved his young family “North of 60” to Yellowknife, NWT. Next, his entrepreneurial spirit took him to Red Deer, Alberta where he started his own accounting firm. In 1993, Bob and Mary Lou moved to Calgary, thus beginning a successful career in the oil & gas industry. That year also marked the birth of the first of his seven grandchildren. Retirement served him well; the purchase of an RV allowed Bob and Mary Lou the ability to travel extensively throughout North America. His love of fine wines, fast cars and great weather led him to summers in the Okanagan where family was always welcome and encouraged to join him.
Bob is survived by his children Laurel (Ryan), Brad (Melissa) and Dean (Lisa); grandchildren Jericho, Tesla, McKinley, Brendan, Ty, Ryley and Hunter; his brother Mike (Pat) and his extended family, Myrna, Rollie (Gloria), Lanny (Lynn), Allison, Michael (Sebastian), Mike, Amy and Alex; as well as many other relatives and good friends. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Mary Lou and his parents Bill and Irene.
“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Calgary, AB), on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:30p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Bob Pilling, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences