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WALSH – Robert “Bob” Stephen

October 6, 1957 – January 14, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert “Bob” Walsh, of Calgary, on January 14, 2011 at the age of 53 years.

Bob was born in Niagara Falls, ON and moved to Calgary where he began his studies at the University of Calgary, graduating in 1995 with a degree in Computer Science.

Bob was a self proclaimed tech geek and had a keen interest in science and technology, always eager to add new ‘toys’ to his collection. Bob was known for his passion of music, and love for playing his guitars. He enjoyed golfing, and was a dedicated hockey fan. “Beaner Bob” was thrilled to be able to share these interests with his grandson, Elijah.

Bob will be remembered for his kind heart and generous nature. Comfort is found knowing that he is once again with his beloved dobermans, Rambo and Pekoe.

Bob is survived by his wife Norma Hamilton (nee Bobrosky); step-children, Nicole Hamilton and Christopher Hamilton; grandson Elijah Burrell, all of Calgary; mother Margaret Cote of Niagara Falls, ON; three sisters, Elizabeth (Glenn) Wilson of Niagara Falls, Margaret (Jim) Lepere of Niagara Falls, and Louise Snook of Welland, ON; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his father, Robert S.Walsh Sr.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

In living memory of Robert Walsh, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. I worked with Bob for a number of years. I was sorry to hear about his passing. My condolences.

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  2. So sad to learn nice Bob has gone. His always smiling face will never disappear.

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  3. I became friends with Bob when we were both at the U of C and often stayed with him when I was working on contract in Calgary. He was a good man, a thoughtful human being and much more than a tech geek, though he was a great tech geek. I was not a big hockey fan but I will remember him watching two hockey games at the same time using picture-in-picture. My condolences to Norma and family. All who knew Bob will miss him.

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  4. Dan MacDonnell :

    I haven’t seen Bob in over 30 years but I miss him as if it was yesterday. When he moved out west, Niagara’s loss was Calgary’s gain. I’m looking at my dusty set of drums in the corner of the room, wishing we could play a few James Gang tunes together. At our fraternity meetings in high school, he had all the comical quips, but when the topic was serious, Bob was the voice of reason. My best wishes to his family…Brother Nubs

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  5. My sincere condolences to all who feel his loss. I have nothing but fond memories of Bob and the fun times we had together, although it was 30 something years ago.
    May he rest in peace.

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  6. So sorry to hear that we lost Bob. He was a really nice guy, always had a nice word and a smile.
    I worked with Bob at NovAtel for a number of years.
    My condolences to his family, I’m so sorry.

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