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Drought, Henry Robert (Robin)

August 8, 1917 — December 12, 2011

August 8, 1917 – December 12, 2011

Robin was born August 8, 1917 in Kelowna B.C.  He passed away peacefully at his home on December 12, 2011 at the age of 94.  He is survived by his loving wife Kate (Kitty), son Brian Drought, three daughters, Lorraine Trudgian (Michael), Sharon Harrison (Bill), and Jennifer Drought.  Also left to miss him are six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  Robin was one of ten children of pioneers Albert and Edith Drought who came to Peachland in 1904 and moved their family to Westbank in 1920 when he was three years old.  He served in the R.C.A.F. from 1940-1946 as a wireless air-gunner, earning the rank of Squadron Leader.  Returning to Westbank after the war, Robin bought and successfully managed two general stores from 1949-1969.  After he sold Westbank Market in 1969, Robin was hired by Workers Compensation Board and travelled throughout B.C. as a claims investigator.  Returning to Kelowna, he worked as a realtor at A.E. LePage for four years, before finding the time to operate a successful orchard and bee-keeping business.  He was always wanting to learn or try something new, whether it was climbing a New Zealand volcano at 78, or taking computer courses and piano lessons in his eighties.  His wife, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews have many happy memories of Robin and remember him as an adventuresome, loving and peaceful man who was proud of his family.  He will be honoured and missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday December 20th at 2:00 pm at Westbank Community Hall, 2466 Main Street, Westbank.

Tuesday December 20th at 2:00 pm

Westbank Community Hall

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