January 17, 1935 – August 4, 2014
Our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and best friend, Frank Robert (Bob) Samphire, passed away peacefully at the age of 79 years at the South Health Campus Hospital in Calgary, AB on Monday, August 4, 2014, after succumbing to injuries sustained by a fall.
He was one month shy of celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary with the love of his life, Helen. Bob was born and raised in Calgary, AB. He was a proud employee of the Calgary Herald for 40 years, where he worked as a printer/graphic artist. He was a very creative man who loved to spend time building models, reading everything from history to comic books, gardening, and going for walks to Carburn Park. He loved to laugh and share a good joke. Family gatherings were a favourite of Bob’s, particularly Christmas time.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Helen; children Kerrie (Rick) Wigle, Scott Samphire, Kent (Shelley) Samphire, and Cathy (Barry) VanEngelen; grandchildren Chad, Chelsea, Colin, Craig, Alicia, Geoffrey, Sarah, Erin, Courtney, Kyle and Shelby; great-grandchildren Joe and Drake; and sister Barbara Andreychuk. His sister Maxine Osborne and brother David Samphire predeceased Bob earlier this year. A special thank you to the staff at the South Health Campus for their outstanding care and compassion.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at a future date. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Bob Samphire, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences