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Bob Buvyer passed away suddenly at his home in Kelowna, BC at the age of 73. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lenore; son Craig (Sophia) Buvyer and their children Adriana and Brendan; daughter Carly Buvyer; his two sisters Joanne and Julie; and his brother Harold.
Born in Vancouver, BC, Bob and his family moved to Quesnel, BC in 1953 where he lived until he graduated in 1964. He enjoyed the freedom of living in a smaller community and was always involved in the town activities as were his outgoing parents. He always enjoyed people, especially his family, and was an excellent listener which we can all attest to. Bob loved his early job delivering papers, getting to know his customers and took this all very seriously. As a teen he was involved with a motorcycle club and had a serious interest in bikes, which he eventually gave up, but he never gave up his other passion, playing Monopoly! And of course, he always had to, and usually did, win. After graduation Bob went back to Vancouver, BC. Never one to sit idle, he had a variety of employment but always came back to real estate and became a Mortgage manager for Royal Trust. Here he met Lenore, whom he married (and was just about to celebrate their 50th Anniversary). They moved to Kelowna, BC, had a son Craig, and daughter Carly, and very much enjoyed his time there. When an opportunity to work more independently in Vancouver arose, he returned, living in Richmond. Bob became a mortgage broker and started his own business, Aristar Financial. He saw great opportunity for real estate development in Kelowna so, with Lenore, they moved back in 2000 where they reside today. While still in financing, he also partnered to develop numerous projects. His son Craig has since joined him in business and will be operating his company.
Bob liked to travel, and his wife was always handing him a new brochure, but his most favorite place of all was Palm Springs, which they frequented often. He enjoyed his spiced rum, movies, and watching sports, especially baseball.
He was a great dad and loved to spend time with his children. His newest focus was his grandchildren and they always brightened his day. They too loved his gentle, caring nature. We will all miss him dearly.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

Monday, July 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for BUVYER, Bob is scheduled for Monday, July 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Judy and Danny Gusdal says:

    Dear Lenore and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your happy memories sustain you in these coming days.

  • Joseph Caruso says:

    Lenore and family. Our thoughts are with you as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Joe (Caruso Appraisals) did work for Bob and I was fortunate to have met you through Lois at golf a few years back. May memories of good times together help you as you grieve your loss. Hugs, Liz Caruso

  • Harold & Hilda Buvyer says:

    A generous, caring, funny brother we shall miss.

  • Linda Burkett Michie says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss Lenore my condolences to you and your family. Linda

  • Bob and Gayle Young says:

    To Lenore and Family
    We are so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. We regret that it is some time ago since we have been in touch with the Buvyers. We have fond memories of our Richmond neighbours …lots of fun times over a drink or coffee or sharing a common garden chore. Sweet Carly “babysitting” and Craig setting up our TV and electronic stuff I hope that memories of good times will comfort you .

  • Norm Lety says:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family. A kind man and understanding landlord has been taken away too early.

  • Julie Buvyer says:

    “A brother is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit.” – Abu Bakr
    I have always been so proud to call Bob my brother. Loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend – he aced them all. Godspeed, Bobby. We’ll catch up by and by. Love, Julie Bear xoxo

  • Cara Senn says:

    My heartfelt sympathies to my Aunt Lenore, cousin Craig & Carly. My Uncle Bob was such a wonderful person. His laughter will ring in my ear forever. His kindness & generosity showed through and through. He was always helpful & giving. I miss him dearly. You had a wonderful journey Uncle! See you on the other side. Love Cara

  • Wendy McKitrick Heppner says:

    My sincere condolences his family.
    Julie and Joanne hugs to you.

  • Don Rutledge says:

    Dear Lenore,Craig, Carly and your family.
    We had the greatest pleasure of knowing Bob for may years. It all started in the early seventies. Mainly years of wonderful business that turned in to many years of an incredible friendship. Bob will forever have a large piece in our hearts. All our sincere condolences. Love. Don, Leslie and the Rutledge family.

    • Don Rutledge says:

      Bob’s celebration of his life was wonderful. Since he passed I have had many of his friends and associates contact me with their sympathy and memories. This includes Cam Watt, Dr. Mel Bruchet, Ward McAllister, Mel Zajac, Heather Fairhead, David Aisenstat, Zoltan Sarcozy, Peter Holt, Jamie Punt, Carmen and Cal Briscoe, Honorable John Reynolds, past Premier Gordon Campbell, many, many more. There will never again be such a dedicated, capable and accomplished mortgage expert like Bob.

  • Susan Hodges says:

    Sending you and the family my love. Words fail me! He was such a wonderful man.

  • Ron & Glenda says:

    I just stumbled across the notification of Bob’s passing. we’re in deep shock & feel total grief. Bob was a friend that we didn’t see often enough but who made a lasting positive impression upon us. We can’t express enough our sincere feeling of loss and to Lenore, we can only send our love and deepest condolences. Mother nature isn’t always fair and this is a prime example of her injustice. Bob was a true friend; a real gentle giant and the hurt of losing Bob will probably never fade away.

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