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May 13, 1946 — December 30, 2023

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at 19 Okanagan Grill & Bar, 3509 Carrington Road, West Kelowna, BC.

Bob passed away December 30, 2023, at the age of 77, surrounded by the love of his family and caring staff at West Kelowna Lakeview Lodge in his last days. Bob resided at Lakeview Lodge for 18 months due to his illness, Corticobasal Degeneration. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife Jill of 50 years; his three children Wendy (Pete), Cara (Sean), and Scott (Marie); his five adoring grandchildren Erich, Rhiannon, Livia, Matias, and Emily who loved their Bumpa; as well as his many dear friends.

Bob was born at Grace Hospital in Vancouver, BC. He grew up in North Burnaby, BC. At the age of 22 he moved to Port Coquitlam where he soon met and married Jill in 1973. One year later, they decided West Kelowna was where they wanted to live and raise their family. Bob soon found employment at Sun Rype Products. With hard work, ambition, and ability, Bob began to climb the ladder to a management position. Upon retirement after 32 years, he was the Vice President of Manufacturing. The position allowed Bob to travel to many places and have adventures in the world.

Bob loved life. Water-skiing, snow skiing, golf, and travelling with his wife and friends were all things he loved to do. He had many fun trips to Disneyland with his family.

He is sadly missed by us all.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bob’s name can be made to a charity of your choice.

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Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

19 Okanagan Grill & Bar, 3509 Carrington Road, West Kelowna, BC

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The service for DICK, Bob is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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19 Okanagan Grill & Bar, 3509 Carrington Road, West Kelowna, BC

3509 Carrington Road, West Kelowna, BC


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  • Annette Demers says:

    Jill and Family,
    My heart breaks to hear of Bob’s passing. He was such a wonderful friend. So caring, funny, and honest. His compassion shone the brightest. He always made you feel like a million bucks! He’s with his good buddies now.
    Loved you like a brother, Bob!

  • Marie says:

    Jill & family. We are so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. As life long friends we have many memories of fun times to cherish. Bob will truly be missed by all. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    All our LOVE❤️
    Gary and Marie Fisher

  • Kim & Keith Glover says:

    Dear Wendy & family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. It’s so hard to say goodbye to a beautiful and cherished father, husband, & grandfather. I hope your amazing memories help get you through these difficult times. Hold on tight to each other & know that we’re holding you all in our hearts right now.
    Much love, Kim & Keith

  • Rita says:

    Dearest Jill and Family,
    I’m truly sorry to hear about your loss. Bob was such a kind, sweet man and I know he will be missed by many. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May the love and support of those around you and your happy memories of the many adventures you had with Bob provide comfort and strength to you.
    Love Rita

  • Jim & Lynda Robertson says:

    Jill, Wendy, Cara & Scott
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father & Bumpa. We wish you peace & comfort. A wonderful man & he will live on in the memories of the people who knew him & loved him.
    Jim & Lynda Robertson & Family

  • Lucy Irvine says:

    Thinking of you all thru this difficult time. Bob was a wonderful man and will be missed by many .
    Cherish to memories and keep them close to your heart ❤️
    Love you all
    Lane &Lucy Irvine &Family

  • Graydon Ratzlaff says:

    Jill and family, Such sad news to hear of Bob’s passing. We have many fond memories of my years at SunRype, with Bob’s energy, intelligence, humour, and love of life! Our deepest condolences. Love, Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff

  • Chris Gillam says:

    Jill and family, It is with sadness we read of Bob’s passing, he gave me my first job in Canada, I worked for him but it always felt like we were working together, that was his comforting style. Lots of laughs and fun on the journey. Please accept our deepest condolencies.

  • Brad Fisher says:

    Jill, Wendy, Cara and Scott. Our deepest condolences for your loss. Bob was part of my life for its entirety and he was always someone I respected. So many fond memories from my childhood. Although I didn’t see him that often in my adult years, we would pick right up like it hadn’t been a long time since we saw each other. I’m grateful Catherine was able to meet him . He had very nice things to say about her. His stamp of approval was something that meant a lot to me. I will miss him.

    All of our love! ❤️

    Brad and Catherine Fisher

  • Alisha Manuel says:

    Cara, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. My condolences to you and your family.
    Alisha Manuel

  • Heather Wilson says:

    Dear Jill, Cara, Scott, and Wendy,
    My heart aches to hear of Bob’s passing, and I’m so sorry to hear this news. Please accept our condolences. Bob lived a beautiful life. He was talented, funny and so very kind to all. I remember the great times all the families on Grenada Crescent shared when our children were young. Bob was a great mentor to all. What a big loss to the world.
    Please know that I am thinking of you during this very difficult time. Remember all the wonderful memories you have and keep them close to your heart.
    Heather Wilson, Skye Walks, and Joey Wilson

  • Carol Reid says:

    Jill and family. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob was just an awesome person to work with at Sun Rype. He was truly a team player. No matter what the challenge, there was always collaboration,
    intelligent input and a well thought out solution with the best way for implementation. Humour was such part of Bob.
    My heart goes out to your Jill. 🤗. Carol Reid

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