Bourke, Robert John

April 29, 1949 – April 3, 2019

It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Bob Bourke. Bob went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 69 in Fort Macleod, Alberta.
He was born in Shaunavon, SK to Reverend Robert and Naomi Bourke. He was the eldest of his late sister Pat (Don) Fast and survived by his youngest sister Robin (Jeff) Schatz. Bob lived in Granum, Alberta for the last 42 years where he was an active part of the community.
He was a loving husband to Heather Bourke; and caring father and grandfather to Bob (Krista) Bourke Jr., (Brandon and Tyler); Leigh (Travis) Park, (Sami and Josh); Erin Bourke-Henderson, (Carter, Dylan, Keaira and Elsi – children of Collin Henderson); Brett (Samantha) Bourke, (Brooklyn and Boston); and Tessa Bourke (daughter of Dawn Wood).
Bob will be loved and remembered for his storytelling, various contraptions he would build for the family, campfire singalongs and leadership.
The memorial service will be held at the Faith Community Baptist Church in Claresholm on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm, with a stand-up reception of coffee and squares immediately following. There will be a program at the Claresholm Legion at 6:00 pm to celebrate Bob’s life.
Due to limited space at services, there will be an additional Celebration of Life on Monday, April 29 in Fort Macleod to commemorate Bob’s 70th birthday (details to follow).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
House 1 Community Support Beds at the Fort Macleod Hospital. For more information and to leave condolences to the family, please see this link:

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