BISSELL, Robert (Bob) D.
Sadly we announce that Robert (Bob) D. Bissell passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 with his family by his side.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara Jane; daughter Laura (Mike); his granddaughters Penny and Callie; sisters April (Christopher) Freschi, and Teddy (Gary) Morehead; his nephew Andrew (Mandy) Morehead; his mother Erma Bissell; and pre-deceased by his father Howard Bissell.
Bob was loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Bob was such a caring and gentle soul. He loved listening to music,reading, tinkering on his classic vehicles and was passionate about his family and his community.
Bob was a member of the Kiwanis of the Central Okanagan in Kelowna for 30 years and held various positions within the Kiwanis structure including Club President, Lt.Governor for Division 9, and President of the Society for the Kiwanis Towers. Bob and team members of the Kiwanis Club devoted endless hours volunteering and believing that every child should have a chance in life that started with their health and well-being. Bob’s involvement at Pearson Road Elementary School attests to his passion for supporting children. He was instrumental in establishing a breakfast program at the school and organized a team of volunteers to provide a healthy meal to the students. He also supported the Kiwanis TERRIFIC Kids program which recognizes the students for their non-academic qualities such as respect, effort and responsibility.
After his retirement from a long and distinguished career with the Federal Department of Industry Canada, Bob was able to devote additional time and energies with the Society of the Kiwanis Towers. Bob was instrumental with the Society for the Kiwanis Towers in setting up the Kiwanis Legacy Funds with KGH, Central Okanagan Foundation, Okanagan College and UBCO. It was his foresight regarding the future of Kiwanis in our community that the community’s children’s organizations will benefit from the Legacy for years to come.
The family would like to thank his physician Dr. Angela Andruchow, his oncologist Dr. Marianne Taylor with the Cancer Clinic and all the Staff at Hospice House Kelowna for their compassion and care shown to Bob and his family.
A Celebration of Life for Bob will be held Monday, November 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Willow Park Church, 439 HWY 33, Kelowna, BC, in the Fireside Room with Pastor Joseph Battiston officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory would be welcomed to Kelowna Kiwanis 2017 Legacy Fund (Central Okanagan Foundation), or BC Cancer.
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Monday, November 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Willow Park Church, 439 HWY 33, Kelowna, BC, in the Fireside Room
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The service for BISSELL, Robert (Bob) D. is scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.