Robert van Everdingen

Obituary of Robert Otto van Everdingen

December 29, 1930 - Utrecht, Netherlands

January 24, 2024 - Calgary, Alberta


Robert Van Everdingen, beloved husband of the late Emma Margaretha “Etha” (nee Kool) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at the age of 93 years.


Robert was born in Utrecht, Netherlands on December 29, 1930. He married Etha in 1958. Robert was employed as a geologist with the Government of Libya (1960-1962), as a hydrogeologist with the Geological Survey of Canada (1962 to 1966), a research scientist with Environment Canada (1962-1986) and as a private consultant after 1986.


He will be missed by his sons David (Sarah), Egbert (Judy), and Allard (Joanne), and his seven grandchildren.


A Family Celebration of Robert's Life is planned for the coming summer.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email  or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Robert’s family here.


In living memory of Robert Van Everdingen, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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