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DRYDEN, Robert “Bob”

June 1, 1946 — September 14, 2019

Bob passed away on September 14, 2019. He will be forever remembered by his wife, Judith “Judy” Louise Dryden (née Jansen); his daughter Amber Lynne Dryden (Mike Miner) and their 2 daughters Savannah and Sage; his daughter Corinne Louise (Jeff) Johnson and her stepson, Steven, and twins, daughter Paige and son Ty; as well as Bob’s sister, Sandra “Sandy” Sigurgierson and her family of Gimli, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his mother, Vera Louise (née Cunningham) Dryden, his father, Edgar Leslie Dryden, his brother Lawrence “Larry” Dryden, and his son, Brian Robert Dryden.

Born in River Heights in Winnipeg, MB at 247 Centennial Street, Bob can be best described as a “travelin’ man”. From his birthplace in Winnipeg he went on to travel Europe and the US with his buddy Rick Parker, he then returned home to become a professional Engineer at the University of Manitoba.  He married Judy and started his first professional job at Easterville in northern Manitoba. Next, he went back to Winnipeg where his son Brian was born and sadly died at 18 months. Onward to Ottawa, with Federal Fisheries and Oceans, while there his two daughters, Amber Lynne and Corinne Louise, were born. The family’s next move was to Calgary, AB with the Arctic Pilot Project, followed by his work with Chevron. His career with Chevron took him to Kazakhstan and then Angola. Before retiring, the family finally moved to Kelowna, BC.

Bob’s travels all over Canada, the US, and the rest of the world in general, allowed him to make so many great friends with his engaging personality and quirky sense of humour. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.

We will raise a toast to Bob sometime next summer and request no flowers. If you wish, please send a donation to BC Cancer Foundation, www.bccancer.bc.ca – Kelowna, or to COHA (Central Okanagan Hospice Hospice House), hospicehousekelowna.com. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

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  • Tom Heffner says:

    Times shared with Bob

  • Tom Heffner says:

    Good times spent with Bob growing up

  • Fred Kemp says:

    Tom Hefner told me of Bob’s passing. I haven’t seen Bob since engineering university days but every time his name came up I couldn’t help smiling as we both shared demented senses of humour particularly if the alcohol ingestation was involved. I do remember an ingenious couch constructed of cases of empty beer bottles on a house on centennial. Sorry to hear of his passing. I have no doubts that BobAlthough already has people in the next zone grinning from ear to ear (that is if we still have ears there).
    Fred Kemp, P.Eng

  • Barb + Rico Loewen says:

    Although we only got to know Bob a few short years ago, we quickly got to appreciate his quirky sense of humour and kindness. My favourite memory of Bob is catching him unlocking his front door one afternoon (Judy was out of town) with his dinner of Doritos and ice cream. He looked like a mischievous “Dennis the Menace”. Wherever you are Bob we are sure you are making others laugh! You will be missed by all that knew and loved you.

  • Canadian Prairie Chapter, Chevron Retirees Association says:

    We are saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Judy and Family during this difficult time.

  • Alan Young says:

    Judy…We are so surprised and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I really enjoyed working for Bob during his career at Chevron in Calgary as he was a very supportive supervisor. We also had some very interesting road trips from one end of the country to the other. Nancy and I extend our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Stu Kinsey says:

    My sympathies to the family and friends. Bob and I shared a lot of laughs and he is renowned for some of the antics that he engaged in on golf tournaments. He will be missed. A simply great guy!!!!!!

  • Ted Spearing says:

    I had the pleasure and laughter of working with Bob at APP and Chevron, and am sad to hear his bright light has gone out. He said he felt like the luckiest man in the world having his daughters and grandkids living near him and Judy in Kelowna. Although sad, I can only smile when I think of the energy, creativity and fun that Bob threw at everyone around him. Ted Spearing

  • Shirley Theresa Holmlund says:

    Dear Judy, Amber, Corrine and Families!
    I am saddened to hear of Bob’s passing! Although we have not seen or been in touch recently, we all have many, many fond memories of our wonderful times spent together in Calgary, as well as our visits to see you in Kelowna! Bob and Chester could surprise us with their shared sense of humour, which many times resulted in “hearty
    laughter! These special occasions will be long remembered! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!

  • Alex and Laura Jorgensen says:

    Hi Judy, Amber and Corinne, and you families,
    The photo is from Clearwater Bay on the Gulf of Mexico where we spent 2 great weeks with Judy and Bob a few years ago. That was when Bob got into his kite flying stage and he ran me ragged on the beach trying to get his kite in the air, on a windless day. The granddaughters took over this duty on his return home. One of many good memories of adventures with Bob. There have been many over the past 52 years. We will miss our friend. Laura and Alex

  • Doug and Donna Mulholland says:

    Dear Judy, Amber, Corrine and families,
    Such fun we all had. We are sorry for your loss and ours too.

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