April 27, 1934 – Regina, SK
May 1, 2014 – Calgary, AB
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a great man, Robert “Bob” Riley, on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Bob is survived by his brother Charles Riley of Banff; his step-children Paul Jepson, and Elizabeth (Wayne) Rooke; his two grandchildren, Aaron and Madeline, as well as many nephews and nieces. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor in 2008, as well as his sister Patricia Waite in 2013.
Bob worked as a financial banker for most of his career, mainly at Montreal Trust, where he brought his passion, commitment, and sense of humour to his work in mergers and acquisitions. Another passion of his was travelling; he stood on the Great Wall of China, travelled down the Amazon River, through the locks of Panama, watched the polar bears in Churchill Falls, saw the whales in Alaska, as well as spending numerous holidays in Maui, his very favourite place.
His strongest strength and most outstanding quality was in giving; giving selflessly of himself, his time, and financially, to multiple charitable organizations, including a deep passion for Scouts Canada, the Free Masons, Shriners, and Sabre Patrol, all of which he was a proud member. Whether an organization, or a senior in need of a ride, or just a family member, Bob was there for everyone, however he could be. He will be sorely missed by many.
The family wishes to thank all the caring staff at the Brentwood Care Centre, where he quickly fit in, enjoyed all their activities, and with his wonderful sense of humour, became a favourite on his unit.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Shriner’s Hospital For Children, 5225 – 101 St NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1S4 Telephone: (403) 239-0030 or to Scouts Canada, 1345 Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 0A7, Telephone: (888) 855-3336.
In living memory of Bob Riley, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences