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ROBSON, Andrew Dickson

Posted By Obits On June 19, 2017 @ 4:50 PM In Obituary | 4 Comments

January 16, 1922 – Calgary, Alberta
June 18, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Andrew Robson died peacefully but unexpectedly on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Calgary on January 16, 1922, Andy lived a full, rich, and in his own words, “wonderful life”. As a flying officer in World War II, being stationed in England was one of the defining experiences of his life.

Returning to Calgary, he married Margaret Galloway in 1947, and recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. A kind, honourable man of many talents and interests, possessing a superb sense of humour, he loved life, music, gardening, his dogs, people in general, but most of all his family.

Andy (Big Bubo) is survived by his wife Margaret, his daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Forbes, two grandsons, Andrew (Jordi), Peter (Niki) and two great-grandsons, Robson and Andrew who carry on his name.

He was predeceased by his brother William and sister Mary.

Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alberta Guide Dogs (www.albertaguidedog.com) or to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Andrew, 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.

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Condolence from Linda Peacock on June 21st, 2017 8:49 AM

Marg & Margie,

I am so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. I have so many fond memories of all the wonderful times Marg and Andy shared with with my parents. I believe it was singing and music that brought them together and their friendship grew from there. Even as a youngster I remember Andy for his kindness, gentleness and sense of humor.
He was a wonderful man, lived a great life and will be missed.

Linda Peacock

Condolence from Peter Rust on June 25th, 2017 1:42 AM

Dear Marg, Margie and Forbes

I remember fondly the times spent with you in Calgary many years ago, especially the times you opened your home to me when I was attending university there. Andy was such a kind and gentle man, always a support and gave everyone a feeling of peacefulness and comfort. He was a wonderful friend to all my family, and you all made us feel like part of your’s. I often reflect on Andy’s generous spirit and ready smile. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Much love
Peter Rust

Condolence from Clare Beers on June 26th, 2017 7:59 PM

To Margie Newman & Family,
My sympathy on the loss of your father. I knew both of your parents in the CPO when Lloyd Erickson was preparing us. I have always remembered them as such wonderful people.

Sorry not to have been in town on the Saturday of the Funeral Service. So great that it was in Christ Church with all the beautiful music you have there. I will meet you in person at the next Evensong I attend.

Condolence from Clare Beers on June 26th, 2017 8:07 PM

To Margie Newman and family.
Sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear father.
I knew both of your parents through the CPO Chorus when we were prepared by Lloyd Erickson. They were both such wonderful people. I was sorry to be out of town on the date of the Funeral Service. So glad it was at Christ Church where you have the most beautiful music. I will meet you at the next Even Song I am able to attend.

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