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Robert James Gibson

October 4, 1946 - March 23, 2020


Robert (Bob) James Sinclair Gibson passed away on March 23, 2020 at the age of 73 years, after a battle with cancer.  Bob was born in Bentley, Alberta October 4th, 1946. Bob had an amazing career beginning as a seismograph surveyor after University; moving on as a District Sales Manager for 31 –  7/11 stores for Southland Corporation to entering real estate development for a number of firms but most notably as President for United Management Ltd and ultimately Managing Director of Alsten Holdings Ltd.  Bob acquired the Bobtail Ranch in Penticton, 1986, where he raised a commercial herd and pedigree Angus cattle.  He served as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the 15th (Edmonton) Medical Company and assumed the same position with the Calgary Highlanders on 8 August 2001.  Later, he assumed the position of Honorary Colonel with the regiment.  Bob sat as a Director on many prestigious boards over his lifetime, some for many years, such as Precision Drilling, Oxford Trust and many related to his career with the Singer Family.   One accomplishment of great pride to Bob and his family was the completion of a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the University of Calgary in 2016. Bob had many hobbies and interest including ocean sailing and flying.  He was a certified offshore sailor, fixed wing and helicopter pilot.  Bob gave a lot of his time sitting on committees related to the Army Reserve and was active in many charitable works including the Order of St. Lazarus holding the position of CD, KLJ,MMLJ as well as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program. Bob is survived by his children Robert “Ian” Gibson; Chad Stuart Gibson (Melody); Laura Ann Law (Jason); Amanda Francis Daniels (Donovan); Grandchildren Evan, Hadley, Harrison, Rowan; and Miah; his sister Patricia Linn (Doug); brother Gary Gibson (Barbara); brother Donald Gibson (Isabelle); brother-in-law Allan Fraser; cousins Sharon and Marlene Watts, Eileen Schwindt (Keith), and Doug Gibson; long time companion Brigitte Daniels as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Robert Stuart Gibson, his mother Verna May Gibson and sister Gail Elizabeth Fraser. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date – please send a copy of your email to to receive notification of this event. Flowers are gratefully declined.  Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to: Bob Gibson Legacy Fund c/o University of Calgary – 2500 University Drive NW -Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Please donate online at or Tom Baker Cancer Centre at or by phone at 1-866-412-4222.


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From: Maeghan Heck

I am saddened to hear the passing of our Uncle Bob. At least that is how I knew him. I didn’t know him well but I know his kids and they are all amazing people so it makes me believe that Bob must have been amazing as well. Cancer has torn through our family, but we will survive and life will go on so that we can continue the work our parents started♥️ Ian , Chad and Laura I send you bigs hugs to all of you and am here for you if you need anything

From: Sonja Syniuga

Dearest Gary,

There are no words to express my sorrow for the loss of your beloved brother, may you find comfort in the loving memories you shared. My deepest and sincere sympathy goes to you and your family during this difficult time.

Sonja Syniuga

From: Sandy and Tom Dunn

Our deepest condolences to Bob’s family and friends. We know he will be missed by his children, siblings and grandchildren, many of whom we became acquainted with over the past 30 years. Embrace your happy memories of Bob- he will always be with you. 

From: Pamela Goebel

My condolences to the family.  I knew Bob through St. Lazarus as well as the Calgary Highlanders.  He was an amazing person.  Bob was a good friend and I will miss him.

From: Evan Angela Franz gibson

My names Evan Franz gibson granddaughter of Robert-Gibson he was a great grandpa of all 10 years of my life he died 5 days after my birthday on the 23rd so I didn’t see him before he past i wished I was there for my dad so I could be sad with him but it is what it is

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