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IRVING, Robert “Bob”

September 29, 1929 — November 24, 2022

Bob Irving passed away peacefully on November 24, 2022, in Kelowna, BC at the age of 93 years.

He will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Sylvia; sons Alan (Joan) and Brett (Carol); daughters Sharon Goodwin and Rosanne Mancari; grandchildren Alisha, Nikki, and Michael; three great-grandchildren; and his brother Jim and family.

Bob was born and spent most of his life in Merritt, BC, moving to Kelowna in 2004.  He enjoyed wintering in Palm Springs for 30+ years.  He loved hunting, fishing, taking scenic drives throughout the valley and going on casino bus trips.

Each year, he planted flowers and vegetables with Sylvia, and admired his thriving tomato plants.  Watching boxing, reading (especially westerns) and the morning crosswords were other activities he enjoyed.

Bob was a loving husband, had a great sense of humour, and made friends wherever he went.  Always entertaining, Bob was known for telling stories, jokes and singing when gathered with family and friends.

Bob will be dearly missed.

A family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to your local food bank, hospital, or library.

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