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EMSLIE, Dr. Robert Brian

Passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Kelowna on March 3, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born November 5, 1923 in Kelowna, BC.  He was predeceased by his wife Mona, the mother of his sons, in 1983; sisters Gwen and Barbara.  He is survived by his wife June; two sons: Jim (Jennifer), Colin (Cyndi) and his grandchildren: Scott (Victoria), Geoff (Carmen), Sara (Josh), Greg (Chelsea), Chris (Meg), Graham (Lyanna) and Jamie; great grandchildren: Alida, Simon, Lewis, Olivia and Thea.  Bob served in the Navy during the Second World War.  He returned to Kelowna to finish his education, then to UBC and ultimately to the University of Toronto to receive a degree in dentistry.  He set up his practice in Kelowna and later became the Dental Health Consultant for the region.  Bob was a long-time member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.  He had a love for music and belonged to the Barbershop Chorus, the Apple Tuneovers Quartet, as well as the Allegro Singers, Mask, Encore and then aptly named by Bob, “Take Five,” which was a challenge and a joy.  He will be missed.  A service to honour Bob’s life will be held in his church, St. Michael’s and All Angels Cathedral, 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC on Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 pm, conducted by the Very Rev. Nissa Basbaum.  Interment to take place in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice House or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 pm,

St. Michael’s and All Angels Cathedral

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The service for EMSLIE, Dr. Robert Brian is scheduled for Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 pm,. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Michael’s and All Angels Cathedral

608 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Gavin E Dirom says:

    To Linda and I as well as our four children and ten grandchildren, Rob Emslie was always “Uncle Rob” a wonderful caring individual that was always in our thoughts. When Linda past away over 5 years ago, Uncle Rob would phone each year on the anniversary of her passing and we would share our stories about Linda as well as about the Emslie, Newby and Dirom families. He will be sorely missed by all those that knew him. My thoughts are with June and the Emslie family and the many he touched over the years

  • Bernie & Ev Monteleone says:

    June, Jim, Colin & families . . . We are saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. What a wonderful man! Good golf course neighbour for many years too. We’ll miss him around the KGCC. Cherish your memories & all those special times you shared. Thinking of you as you mourn your loss. You’re in our prayers!

  • Darlene ramsay says:

    Jim, Jennifer and family. I am so sorry to hear of your dads death Jim–know that I am thinking of you at this time. Darlene

  • Judi Gibbs (McWilliam) says:

    Dear Aunt June, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Bob. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will be sending you lots of love and strength to help you get through this very tough time.
    Lots of love, Judi

  • Wayne & Shirley Carter says:

    Jim and family, we are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We miss seeing you Jim as our long standing Dr., since 1980.

  • Guy Leclerc says:

    I was very sad to hear Bob had passed away. I spoke to him just some weeks ago. Bob took me in his foursome of golf many years ago and we played together the last time he played. That was a little before he got to be 90 and he walked the course. I was amazed. He still could do it with such ease, so it seemed. Not to mention that he remembered the words of hundreds of songs. He would try a new one each time we played and ask me if I knew it or remembered it as we both were fans of the same music in the old days. Then he would try his French on me, what he remembered when he was stationed in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec during the War. A lot of it came back to him. I was really impressed with his abilities. And the sense of humor….

    I have fond memories of Bob and the good time we had together

    Jacqueline is joining me to offer Judy and the family our most sincere condolences .

    Guy Leclerc

  • Karen Peardon says:

    To my dear Aunt June and all the beloved of Uncle Bob, my heart is with you in sadness for our loss. My debonaire Uncle Bob was always so charming, intelligent and witty; just a pleasure to be with. My Dad (Glenn Peardon) and I had such a wonderful time at cousin Allan and Theresa’s wedding because we got to share the day with Uncle Bob and Auntie June, what a treat! My heart and my hugs go out to you, Auntie June, and all of those who had the great gift of some time with Bob Emslie.

  • Ken and Linda Oake says:

    Thinking of you and sending hugs.

  • Ron & Lane Shupe says:

    We are sad to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a kind and gentle man and a dedicated and caring professional. We will miss his great sense of humor and fine singing voice.

  • Cindy Bachelder (Gray) says:

    To the Emslie family , so sorry you lost such a special man.Dr Emslie was my childhood dentist. He was so kind and gentle. If my memory serves me right he even used to sing the odd song while I was in the chair ! What a classy man

  • Gerry Gray says:

    To the Emslie Family, saddened to hear of the loss of your Super Dad. He was first my Dentist and a then great guy while Jim and I hung out as friends thru school. Our prayers are with you!!

  • Barb and Tim Bjorgan says:

    Dear June and family, We send our condolences to you all at this very difficult time. Bob was such a special part of our lives and will be greatly missed by us and all who were lucky to have known him. I first met Bob in 1991 when we formed MASK and we sang together for many many years, ones that I will always treasure. Although we can’t be at his service today as we are out of the country, our loving thoughts, beautiful memories, and prayers will be there. Love Barb and Tim Bjorgan

  • David and Judy Newby says:

    To the Emslie family – Our thoughts are with you. David and Judy Newby

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