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BUCKNELL, Robert “Bob” Russell

October 15, 1926 — August 11, 2022

Robert “Bob” Russell Bucknell was born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan.  One of eight children born to Henry and Mary Bucknell (née Witty).  He passed away peacefully on August 11, 2022, in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 95.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Isabel, brother Jim (Edith), children Gilbert (Edivge) and Barbara (Robert), grandchildren Angela (Nathan), Michael (Victoria), Lea, and Daniel (Tegan), great-grandchildren Mikayla, Kaytlyn, and Bo, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbours.

Bob lived a full and wonderful life.  One of marked adventure and service.  He will be sorely missed.

Bob’s family invites you to join them at his Celebration of Life, to be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 10:00 am, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Please note: Masks are required. A reception will follow, at 1:00 pm, at 4010 Angus Drive, Westbank, BC.

If you are unable to attend Bob’s Celebration of Life, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.  The family invites you to submit photos, videos, or written memories that you wish to be included in the celebration to Springfield Funeral Home through email at Contact@SpringfieldFuneralHome.com.  Please ensure the subject line of the email includes “Bucknell Service.”

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a dedicated donation in Bob’s name to the BC Children’s Hospital.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for BUCKNELL, Robert “Bob” Russell is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:

Masks Required. Also, A reception will follow, at 1:00 pm, at 4010 Angus Drive, Westbank, BC.

Funeral Pointers:



  • Marilyn Foster says:

    Thinking of you Isobel and sending my sincere condolences. Bob lived a wonderful life. Treasure all the wonderful memories.. Marilyn Foster

  • Douglas (Sandy) Mallory says:

    I was honoured to have served in The Rocky Mountain Rangers with Bob. He was an inspiration to me and, in many ways, my mentor. I regret that I lost track of him over the years. May he rest in peace.

  • Larry Weatherly says:

    Bob was a true friend always interested in how our family was doing. Always had a kind word for others.
    Lots of interesting stories, particularly about his refereeing and time in the forces. We will miss you Bob and our talks as well. RIP our friend, you earned it.
    Larry/Loreen/Wendy Weatherly/Michel Frappier

  • Richard J. Finley, CD says:

    Isobel, you were gifted to have such a special man for the time he graced this world with his presence. He was and is a mentor to so many people during his time, we all wish deeply we could have spent more valuable time with him. I can never say how much he meant to everyone who had any conversation or simple time with him. He was a true community father and friend to so many. The one family that will missed him more than any other is The Rocky Mountain Rangers of Kamloops. He served with my Grandfather Bernard Finley, something I wish I could have done. He had left the regiment when I served. He may be gone but never forgotten. May God be thankful that he picked an incredible man to bring home to rest in Gods Kingdom such a beautiful, honourable and special man. Miss you Uncle Bob.

  • Richard & FlorenceHolland says:

    Caring thoughts are with you at this time Isabel. Bob was always such a true gentleman, We were honored to have him in the 300 block at Sandalwood. May the happy memories you shared, be warmly remembered .
    Richard & Florence Holland

  • Roderick Finley says:

    SO SORRY ISOBEL, The World has lost a REAL GENTLEMAN a MAN ,that meant so much to me and Rosalie. Wish we could be there for Buck’s Celebration of LIFE but I can’t put Rosalie in jeopardy by travelling. WE have Memories of The Great MAN and Pal which will be with us ALWAYS. All our Love Always Rod and Rosalie FINLEY

  • Michaela Haney says:

    Sending you all our prayers as you celebrate Bob. Much love Michaela, Dale, Jane and Lia Haney

  • Ruthie and Dale Jones says:

    So very sorry for your loss ,Isobel. The 300 block will never be the same, without Bob out there, watering his flowers.. We will truly miss him.

  • Barbara Bucknell says:

    I was so sorry to hear this news, Isabel and family. It has been far too long since I saw all of you but I always had lovely memories of my Uncle Bob. He had such a twinkle in his eye, and I always recall his kindness and good humour towards me back when I was a young girl. Much love to you, Barb

  • Kim Chris and Lila Bucknell-Jones says:

    Very sorry to see my Uncle leave us he was kind and funny. He wanted to know all the kids. I’m so glad to be able see him and Isabelle these last few years. Made the best wine. Fun to hear all the stories of all fun they had with my dad. You will be missed. Our deep condolences to the family.

  • Barry & Tina Bucknell says:

    You would never have used this word but it was a privilege to have had a share of your life and love; a privilege and a gift we will never forget. May there be section of heaven dedicated to steel guitars and homemade wine! Isobel, you are in our prayers and thoughts.

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