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Robert "Bob" Whipple
February 1, 1941 - May 30, 2016
Robert “Bob” M. Whipple passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30th, at the age of 75 years. Born and raised in Calgary, Bob graduated Western Canada High School and with entrepreneurial vigor, founded and ran his company, Poly-Drill Drilling Systems, for more than 45 years, developing a drill water recirculation filtration system with global success. A passionate golfer, he was a proud member of the Earl Grey Golf Club for 50 years, as well as belonging to Sirocco Golf Club and the Mesa Country Club in Arizona. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Lynda (of Calgary), his children Kelly (partner Damon) of Switzerland, Scott (partner Sherri) of Olds and Kari (partner Jessie) of Calgary; his grandchildren, Ryan and Camryn (of New Zealand), Joshua and Emily (of Olds) and Haley and Katrina (of Calgary). He is also survived by his brother Kim (partner Toni) of Okotoks, sister Cori (Forrest) (partner Lee) of Calgary and nephews Brandon (of Medicine Hat), and Kevin and Colin (of Calgary). Bob was predeceased by his mother and father, Bessie and Floyd, and brother, Brian. A private memorial gathering will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to palliative care nurse, Carla, and the Southwood Hospice for their compassionate and exceptional care of Bob. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the The Alberta Golf Association, Suite 22, 11410 – 27 Street, SE, Calgary, AB, T2Z 3R6 www.albertagolf.org.