KOERSEN, Robert William
February 23, 2024 — June 26, 2017
With heavy and aching hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Robert William Koersen on Monday June 26, 2017, at the young age of 26 years. Robert was born in Kelowna B.C. to William Koersen and Elizabeth Koersen.
Robert had an enriched life of travel, camping, sports, music and other hobbies (his favorite being computer gaming).
After graduating from Okanagan Mission Secondary School in 2009, Robert enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces – Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry – being posted for three years in Shiloh, Manitoba. After returning to Kelowna, Robert obtained his EMR, which opened the opportunity to work for a patient transport service and then volunteer for the International Volunteers of Peshmerga. This job took him to Iraq to teach courses in combat life support. He was there for 6 months.
Robert was taken away from us much too early and will forever be missed but will always be in our hearts, loved and cherished.
Robert is survived by his loving family; mother Elizabeth (Scott Caldwell); step-sisters: Jessica (Dave) and Amanda (Drew); step-grandparents: George and Diane Caldwell. Robert will also be fondly remembered by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his father William Koersen, maternal grandparents Tullio and Lorena Vidoni, paternal grandparents William and Willimpje Koersen. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 3rd at 13:00 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation Youth Mental Health, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna B.C. V1W 1T2.
Family request an item of blue or army green be worn or brought in memory of Rob.
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Thursday, August 3rd at 13:00
Springfield Funeral Home
The service for KOERSEN, Robert William is scheduled for Thursday, August 3rd at 13:00. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.