November 11, 1948 – September 13, 2011
It is with extreme sadness that the family of Rob Shugg announce his unexpected death. He is survived by his wife, Karen (nee Tilley), daughter Jenn, son David, father Gordon, sister Pam (Rick) Killam, brother Glenn (Carmel), sister-in-law Jennifer Davidson, and a wonderful extended network of family and friends.
Rob grew up in North Vancouver and graduated UBC with a B.Sc.Hon. in Geophysics. His entire career was spent in the oil industry, with Mobil Oil, Poco Petroleums, Burlington Resources, and most recently Conoco Phillips.
He was passionate about all things in life. He loved ocean sailing in a good wind, and the feel of powder snow under his skis. For over 20 years Rob was an active member of the Canadian Ski Patrol System, and coordinated their involvement in the 1988 Olympics.
He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his mid-twenties, and for the remainder of his life he faced the challenges of this disease without complaint. He had a zest for life and a devoted interest in scientific research, whether for the treatment of MS or for innovative ways to look at petroleum exploration.
Rob always maintained a positive outlook, and was inspirational in his pro-active, self-disciplined approach to living. A part of him will be with us forever.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends wish, donations may be made to Direct-MS at 5119 Brockington Rd. NW, Calgary T2L 1R7.
In living memory of Robert Shugg, 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