Robert (Bob) Gilchrist

Obituary of Robert (Bob) Gilchrist

August 26, 1946 Edmonton, Alberta

May 30, 2024 Calgary, Alberta


Robert “Bob” Gilchrist of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at the age of 77 years.


Bob was born in Edmonton but spent much of his career as a petroleum geologist in the oil industry in Calgary.


Bob enjoyed time spent at their summer home on Vancouver Island. He loved sailing around the Gulf Islands, and on nice days you could find him driving around in his TR3 or TR6. Finley will sure miss their walks.


Bob is survived by his loving family, including his wife Deborah Wheeler-Gilchrist, daughters, Katelin (Phil Mitchell) and Theresa (Niall Oddie), and his grandchildren, Nia and Kaleah Mitchell, and Connor and Meredith Oddie. He is also survived by his brother Alan of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, his niece Emma, and nephews. He was a dear friend to many and we all loved his sense of humour. He was a real “pun” guy!


Bob was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth “Betty” and John “Jack” Gilchrist, and his sister-in-law Mary Ann Gilchrist.


A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.


Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Robert’s service streamed live (see link below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted.


The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Tom Szabo, his family physician, Dr. Sarna, his neurologist, and other doctors who assisted the family through Bob’s fight with Parkinson’s and cancer. If you choose to make a donation, please consider these worthy causes. A big thank you to Ashley (RVPHS) for being with them at the end.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Bob's family here.


In living memory of Robert "Bob" Gilchrist, 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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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Sunday, June 30, 2024
Crowfoot Chapel
82 Crowfoot Circle NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 241-0044


To follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home
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