In Memory of Robert (Bob) John Shalka
It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Robert (Bob) John Shalka on June 3, 2023 at the age of 78. He was the son of the late John and Kate Shalka and was predeceased by his sister Cecilia Burr. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 27 years, Elena Gudyrenko, and cherished children Roberta and Philip Shalka.
Robert J. Shalka received a Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He was a retired immigration foreign service officer and joined the Canadian Immigration Foreign Service in 1974. From 1974 to 2010 he served in eight overseas missions (Stuttgart, Bangkok, Moscow, Singapore, Kyiv, Riyadh, Bonn and Berlin) and three headquarters assignments. Bob will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.
Friends and family may pay their respects on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Road, Ottawa, ON. Visitation will start at 2 p.m. with a funeral service held in the Heritage Chapel at 3 p.m., followed by a small reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides would be sincerely appreciated.