Robert “Bob” Wallace Kirkland, BASc’56
July 7, 1933 – November 3, 2013
Bob Kirkland, beloved father, partner, and friend, passed away on November 3, 2013, at the age of 80. Bob was born in Nelson and raised in Vancouver. After receiving his mechanical engineering degree, he moved to Toronto where he continued his education, completing his MBA. A successful businessman in Toronto and Montreal, Bob later moved west to begin his own company in Calgary, Beaver Interior Contracting Ltd. Bob will be remembered as an avid tennis player and was a lifetime member of the Toronto Cricket & Curling Club. He also enjoyed his annual trips to Hawaii where he had many friends.
Bob is survived by his partner, Cita Flores; two sons, Graeme and Jeffrey; and their mother, Joanne Kirkland. Bob was a very positive‑thinker – “There’s No Such Word as Can’t!” was one of his many teachings and convictions he shared with others, especially his boys. This attitude underscored his inherent “can‑do”, “winner” spirit in all that he did. Bob’s generous, caring, and competitive spirit, active mind, and his amiable sense of humour will be remembered well. These great qualities that he shared with others will not be forgotten. Bob Kirkland touched and improved the lives of many people. He will be dearly missed.