GLASGOW, Robert “Bob” Maclean

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On January 15, 2019, Dr. Robert “Bob” Maclean Glasgow of Spruce Grove, Alberta passed away at the age of 81 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lucille; children Monique, Rob (Anne), Diane (Rob) ,and Don (Jenni); grandchildren Emilie, Sophie and Robbie, Rebecca and Kathleen, Avery and Lowyn; sister Marion (Tom) and brother Bill (Anne). Bob was born in Edmonton on August 22, 1937 and was raised in the Crowsnest Pass. He obtained his Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia. He later went on to enter medical school at the University of Alberta where he met Lucille. After graduating with his MD in 1964, Bob married Lucille, welcomed the first of his four children, and spent some time practicing in Radway. Bob then returned to the University of Alberta where he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery on November 23, 1970. He practiced in Edmonton and Yellowknife for the following 47 years until he retired in January 2017. Throughout his life Bob loved the outdoors and enjoyed many hunting, fishing, and scuba diving trips with his sons, brother and other friends. He enjoyed golfing and travelling with Lucille. He was active in coaching and/or watching his children and grandchildren in their activities from hockey and soccer to cycling to equestrian to Ukrainian dancing. A small ceremony for close family and friends will be held at Serenity Funeral Services, 600 Calahoo Road, Spruce Grove, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25th followed by an Open House Celebration of Life at The Links Golf Course in Spruce Grove from 2:30-5:00 p.m. for all those that would like to come share a memory or a laugh as Dad would have wanted. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cross Cancer Institute.

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Serenity Funeral Service - Spruce Grove

600 Calahoo Road Spruce Grove AB

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The Links at Spruce Grove Golf Course

100 Links Road, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3B4

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Pat Poelzer

Most people would be lucky to have a strong male role model in their life; I had the unexpected benefit of having two with my own father and Doc Glasgow. I spend a lot of time in my teenage and early twenties with Doc Glasgow as his son’s friend. He echoed the same values I received at home and was always acting in alignment with them.

Doc loved to be doing adventurous things and he was always generous with our group of friends whether it was taking us water skiing at Wabamun, scuba diving and salmon fishing on Vancouver Island, going hunting or a week at Wood Lake. I shudder to think of the amount of gas he bought on all of those trips and adventures. I remember a significant sleuth operation Damien and I undertook to sneak the boat away at Woods Lake to fill it with gas to pay some of our share. And it was ever harder to buy him dinner. He had more covert ways of getting a bill paid than anyone I know. But he enjoyed giving us experiences that we couldn’t afford as students. He would sometimes say “I’m giving you incentive to stay in school and get a good job” but the message I heard was “Use your talents and be productive so you can enjoy what life has to offer”

There are a few people outside of our parents that make an indelible mark on your life. Doc was one of those people in my life. To say it was positive would be like saying Michelangelo was an average painter. It was a relationship full of riches that I was blessed to have. I am proud to pass on part of his legacy as I take others along on adventures in life.

John Rushton

I was born in Vancouver BC Oct 10 1937, 39 days younger than Bob Glasgow. For two years, we were in the same class at Prince of Wales elementary school. We were close friends and played a lot together. We met again in 1956 at the University of BC. I recall Bob had been living in Michel BC. I still remember him and sorry he has left us. We’ve been in Stony Plain for 46 years and didn’t realize Bob was in Spruce Grove. I hope to visit the celebration on Friday. We offer our comfort, support and our condolences. John & Elizabeth Rushton

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