It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Robert “Bob” Bird, who suddenly passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023, in the comfort of his home in Kelowna, British Columbia. He is held dearly and loved in the hearts of his long-time partner of 38 years, Barbara Day; his stepdaughters, Laura (Tom) Dalton and Joan Day; granddaughter Megan Dalton; and his best companion Libbie “Woof!”.
Bob loved his golf and was an avid player, with a low handicap and 12 hole-in-ones. Throughout his years Bob had golf memberships at several golf clubs: Marine Drive Golf Club, Vancouver, BC; Morgan Creek Golf Club, South Surrey, BC; Osoyoos Golf Club; and finally at The Okanagan Golf Club, Kelowna, BC. On these courses, he met several longtime friends.
Bob’s working years were with Canada Safeway in Vancouver as a driver for the distribution center. When he retired from Safeway he worked part-time, as a driver, for Bannister Car Dealership and Budget Rent a Car. Bob found it hard not to keep busy!! This kept him out of car dealerships… people who knew him know what this comment means.
He will be dearly missed by his family and many others.
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