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Wesley "Wes" Michael Bot

Passed away on August 7, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Wes passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on the morning of August 7 after a courageous battle with brain cancer at the young age of 59.

Wes grew up in Langenburg, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and earned a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Computer Science. He then moved to Calgary where he joined Deloitte’s Consulting Team and became a designated Chartered Professional Accountant. Wes always had the entrepreneurial spirit and in 1994 he co-founded an energy software firm where he was the Vice-President of Implementation until 2018. He then began to focus on leisure activities and hobbies. Wes was an avid outdoorsman enjoying golf, hiking, cycling, fishing, travel and relaxing in the Okanagan.

Family was especially important to Wes. He believed in maintaining strong relationships and regularly kept in touch with all of us. He was always eager to host family gatherings in his home. Wes was very sociable, connecting regularly with friends and enjoying life to the fullest. He was generous, kind, caring, a good listener and always willing to help others. He was a problem solver with an analytical mind. No task was too big or too small. Wes always had a positive outlook on life. He was courageous and graceful in his battle with a relentless and ruthless illness. Wes’ passing has left a void in our lives and an ache in our hearts. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Wes leaves behind his children Justin and Jaylene and their dog Chewy; sister Bev (Murray); and brothers Doug (Brenda) and Craig (Patricia) and their families along with a large extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles to remember and celebrate his life. Wes was predeceased by his parents Ted (2006) and Laura (2020).

The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Aids and the Home Care Team at the Foothills Medical Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Rockyview General Hospital for the kind and compassionate care given to Wes throughout the last year.

A Funeral Service will be held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, (1600 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta), on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Due to Alberta Health limitations on public gatherings, please confirm your attendance by RSVP with your name and number of attendees to replytomemorialforwes@gmail.com by Tuesday, September 15.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).

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Gary Iley

September 14, 2020

I first met Wes when he moved within Willow Park and became my neighbor.
As time passed we became good friends; we hunted and rode our bikes together. I remember when he started feeling a little off; my bike partner was suddenly sidelined for some period of time. I missed him.
My fondest memory is when Wes and I were sitting under a large spruce tree near Edson Alberta, with about 30 elk in the field approximately 50 yards away. One of the cows was looking straight at us, unsure if we belonged there or not, as the branches obscured their vision. Although we didn’t harvest an animal, we enjoyed and appreciated being near them.

As a cancer survivor, Wes and I chatted often about our journeys. I will miss my friend.

Tammy Hallquist

September 11, 2020

I met Wes when I started working for Entero in 2012., and he was one of the first members of the Entero One leadership team that I met. He was fun to talk to, had great ideas, and was a leader in every sense. If you had an issue you weren't sure how to solve, he was a great sounding board. Even though we worked in different divisions, he was always ready to lend an ear. He helped prep for, and tear down, after events, and he always participated in every event with humor and his usual good nature. We will remember his smile and his laugh fondly - Jacquelyn and I will miss him. We are sending our deepest condolences to Wes' family and friends.

Christa Sterkenburg

August 22, 2020

I first met Wes when I joined the WRCA board. Wes was a big supporter of my first big event and a big help with setting up and tearing down. He also managed to diffuse a situation or two with grace and humour.

Such a nice person. WRCA will not be the same
without him. I will miss seeing him around.

Christa and Gary Sterkenburg

Leela Domingo

August 21, 2020

I am very saddened to hear of Wes’ passing.
I worked with Wes at Entero years ago…. he was always eager to understand and help with any challenge - Wes had a generous spirit - a wonderful combination of intelligence, humor, and kindness.

Sending prayers for God’s peace and comfort to surround family and friends.

Glen Murphy

August 20, 2020

Wes was a good friend.

Les and I got to know each other from his work at Entero but we became friends outside work once I retired.

We regularly met over coffee or a meal and mostly talked about family or cars.

I will miss him a lot.

Warren Vandenameele

August 20, 2020

Wes was my first cousin and a great friend to me Both being adventurous we did all types of outdoor activities including climbing a mountain at OK Falls! I helped him move to Calgary in my pickup back in the late 80’s and he fell in love with cow town and the mountains. You lived to the fullest and will be missed-rest easy my friend. Warren

Randy Gritter

August 19, 2020

Wes and I worked together for so many years. My son Kevin was born right around the same time as Justin. Lots of ups and downs over the years. It is such a shock to hear that he has died so young. He was all in at Entero. He was always willing to put in the hours. He was in all the social events. Just a really solid committed guy. I can remember a few times when Wes and Joanne were very kind and thoughtful with my family. God bless his soul.

Carol Schaab

August 19, 2020

I knew Wes back in the Langenburg days and when he was a mechanic with my husband at Langenburg when his Mom entered the carehome we became FaceTime friends that big warm smile will not be forgotten and the love he shared with his Mom. It was always good catching up as he told his Mom all about his children and she would harass him about shaving their were many good laughs. Laura was so proud always after the conversation ended. Your Dad and brother was a great guy he will always be remembered for his great sense of humour, a life well lived but far to short. I know for certain we never lose the people we love, even to death they continue to participate in every act thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an imprint on our memories. May you find comfort in knowing that many lives were enriched by your Dad. Our deepest sympathy Mel and Carol Schaab

Neil Schlosser

August 19, 2020

I met Wes in the late 90s through work related business. From day one he impressed me as an intelligent, capable individual, yet very personable as well. We continued a business relationship for another 20 years. Then we both left the workforce and turned out we went to the same gym. Here we started to forge a personal friendship. I so looked forward to spending more time with my friend and sharing time on common interests I didn't previously know we had. Selfishly, I'm sorry that got cut short.
He loved his children and looked forward to adventures in life. You'll be missed Wes!

Jon MacConnell

August 19, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Wes' sudden passing.

We worked together at Entero, where Wes was always a passionate and dedicated part of the leadership team. I have fond memories of strolling and chatting with Wes at a team retreat in Kananaskis, the air was cool and we had a beautiful backdrop of fall colors. It was in these moments that Wes truly shined.

My thoughts are with you, his family and close friends at this time.

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