Bob Pogontcheff, beloved husband of Mrs. Gordi Pogontcheff of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at the age of 82 years.
Bob was born on April 4, 1924 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He later moved to Niagara Falls, ON where remained until he finished his high school diploma. It was at this time that Bob moved to Toronto, ON where he attended The University of Toronto and received both his Bachelors and his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bob was married in 1953 to Mary Jane (Gordi) Wharry and they continued to create a beautiful life together for the rest of the time they had. He worked for Shell Oil and at the time of his retirement, was a Vice President of Husky Oil. Bob was in the RCN during WWII, where he was responsible for reconnaissance work in the area of the North Atlantic. Bob was a member of the United Church of Canada. Bob loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed playing golf, sitting in the sun on his deck and going to his second home in Arizona .
Besides his loving wife, Bob is remembered by a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Julie Pogontcheff of Edmonton; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Douglas Clenchy of Bragg Creek; three grandchildren, Megan Clenchy, Matthew Clenchy, and Kayla Callfas; and his sister, Zorka Bassil of Toronto, ON. Bob was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Ted Pogontcheff.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, May 1, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the “Garden of Christus” at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Bob Pogontcheff, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences