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DOHERTY, Robert (Bob) Dempster

June 7, 1931 – May 15, 2012

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, companion, best friend, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Robert (Bob) Dempster Doherty on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the age of 80 years.

He was born on June 7, 1931 in Belfast, Ireland. He immigrated to Calgary in February, 1953.

Bob apprenticed in the sheet metal trade at Harland and Wolf Shipbuilders (builders of the Titanic), working at the trade for several years before starting his own business – Stampede Sheet Metal. Bob started with the City of Calgary as HVAC Inspector in 1962, retiring as Supervisor in February, 1992. He formed many long lasting friendships in the trade over the years.

Bob’s happiest times were spent with Jean on their many retirement vacations to Oceanside – golfing, walking the beach, taking in the ocean, and enjoying the incredible sunsets. Many laughs and good times were shared with family and friends over the backyard barbeques, the Bridge table, Highwood Golf Course, and hosting family celebrations.

Bob will be forever remembered by his loving wife Jean of fifty-six years; sons Daniel (Marlene) and Bob (Margo); grandchildren, Meghan (Todd), Riley (Jai), Lara Jean, Kayla and Sean; two great-grandchildren Thomas and Aalyn; sister-in-law Joyce and family; brothers John and Brian; sisters Rosanna and Johana; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was very proud of his family, always supporting and encouraging their endeavors.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in Holy Family Cemetery, Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Robert Doherty, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Debbie D'Angelo

    It was my pleasure to spend a brief amount of time with your family over the winter months at the Rockyview. Always a pleasure to talk to Jean. As Dan mentioned to me this morning, it is now a time for celebration of good life. Our deepest sympathies to all of the Doherty family.
    Debbie and Michael D’Angelo

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  2. Caroline & Clarke Johnson

    Our deepest condolences to Jean & the Doherty Family on Bob’s passing. We will remember golfing, playing bridge and listening to Bob’s stories.

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  3. Dear Jean and family
    My condolences on your loss of a loving husband and father.


    Olga Milner

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  4. Jean, I was so saddened to read of Bob’s death. I have fond memories of our years golfing together at Highwood. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family at this very sad time.
    Fondly, Jo Anne

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  5. Doug McMillan

    Sorry to read of Bobs passing. He always had a smile and a cheery greeting whenever we met at The City.

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  6. Joanna Duncan

    I am so sorry to get the news late of Uncle Bob’s passing. I don’t remember uncle bob personlly but Granny talked of her kind and generous son in Canada. He was one of my mythical uncles and I send my heartfelt sympathies to Aunt Jean and her family. With love Joanna

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  7. joyce Saunders

    Jean and Family
    You know how all my family members felt about the the loss your dear Robert. He is at peace now but he will be looking after you from up above. God Bless and Keep You All,
    Joyce and Family

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