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April 23, 2013


March 7, 1924 – April 23, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our Dear Father. Dad passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years Millie in 2000; his brothers, Lorne and Hugh. Survived by his sister Margaret and his devoted partner Thelma. He will be missed dearly by his children, Linda (Lorne), Dianne (Allen), Norma Jean (Doug), Rob (Jacquie); his 10 grandchildren, Byron, Clayton (Stevie), David, Taylor (Jessica), Kelly-Rae (Duncan), Spencer, Fraser, Alexander, Lauren and Davis; great grandchildren, Willa, Jack and Keith baby due any day! They all loved their “Papa”. After Dad’s early days of logging in Rock Creek Bob and his family moved to Penticton in 1958, where he started another chapter of his life, that of a successful diversified business career. He enjoyed his wonderful motorhome excursions throughout North America; riding his beloved Harley Davidson in the Okanagan, dirt biking with his buddies and being with family for many activities and events. Dad was a lifelong Mason, a member of the Shrine and of the Royal Canadian Legion. The family is grateful for the exceptional and compassionate care given by Dr’s Jack Kooy, Keith Prestiage, Tom Jasper; palliative care nurses, Carrie and Erin, nurses on medical south and all Dad’s thoughtful and kind caregivers. A very special Thankyou. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11am at the Penticton Lakeside Resort 21 Lakeshore Drive West., Penticton. In lieu of flowers donations if you so wish to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, 550 Carmi Ave., Penticton, B.C., V2A 3G6 would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 493-4112. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

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