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Barbara Engelman

Barbara Irene Engelman (Short)

Wednesday, September 14th, 1949 - Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Barbara (Bobbi) Irene Engelman (nee Short)
September 14, 1949 – January 24,2019 (Calgary)

Barbara (Bobbi) Engelman passed away peacefully on January 24th at the age of 69 years after a short battle with cancer.

Fun loving and happy, Bobbi’s positivity and laughter always brought light to everyone around her. Her happiest times were with her family, whether it was playing bingo, at the casino, around the dinner table or traveling to her favorite place in the world… Hawaii; she glowed with happiness when she was with her family. Her eye for making things beautiful came out in her careers as a hairstylist and in the bakery at Safeway, where she worked for 38 memorable years. When she wasn’t working or with her family she loved to spend time on Vancouver Island with her dear friend Danielle.

Bobbi will be lovingly remembered by her children, Thalia (Aaron) Gertzen and Tammi (Ric) Tait-Olszak; her grandchildren, Hannah, Riley, Lauren, Tyler and Danielle; her sister, Gayle (Terry) Wrigley; nephew, Cody Wrigley and his children, Mackenna and Kelton; niece, Alix (Troy) Bourque and her son, Sam; “Sister-cousin”, Donna (Udo) Errelat and her daughter, Brianna; “Sister-cousin”, Jackie Short (Wally O’Bryan); life long friend, Alice Gordon and countless other family and friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Clem Engelman (2011) after a beautiful 36 years of marriage; her step-son, Brent Engelman (1990); and her parents Shirley and Frank Short.

The family would like to thank the wonderful and tireless staff on Unit 54, and the Palliative Care Team at the Foothills Hospital for the compassion and care they showed to Bobbi and her family in those last days.
There will be a celebration of Bobbi’s life on February 9, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino(Sundance room).

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Bobbi to The Alberta Cancer Foundation.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Bobbi, please visit www.choicememorial.com
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    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    Deerfoot Inn and Casino (Sundance Room)
    1000 11500-35 Street SE
    Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3W4
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Gail Engelman

Posted at 12:19pm
Thalia, you and your family are in our hearts and minds. We send you our condolences on the passing of your mom, BARB. Yes, we still call her Barb. It was always funny when we would stop by the Bakery at Safeway and ask if she was working so we could say hi and get a hug. They would reply “who” and then we would have to revise our request and ask for Bobbi.
Your moms smile would always light up a room and her loving nature, sense of humor, honesty and ability to stay positive will forever live on in our hearts.
May the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

Russ, Gail, Kyle, Craig and UW

Maryjane Hardy

Posted at 08:02pm
Thalia and your entire family our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God Bless all of you.
Maryjane, Stephen & Natalie. Xoxoxo

Judy Antigua

Posted at 02:38pm
Gayle and Terry, so sorry for your loss. May time heal and may memories last a lifetime. She was one of a kind.

Ann Schaan

Posted at 06:45pm
Dear Gail and Terry. My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Ann Schaan

Laurie Muirhead Kelly

Posted at 03:09pm
So blessed to be in Calgary with my Short Family in October 2018, where I saw Bobby again after some 45 years. She never changed, she still had that unforgetable beauty and smile. So sorry for your loss, RIP Bobby.
Laurie Muirhead Kelly

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