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PRETTIE, Robert Allan

July 7, 1947 — December 18, 2016

Robert Allan Prettie passed away with family by his side on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the age of 69. He is survived by his daughter Meghan (Skyler) Desnoyers and son Brendan (Liz Huntington) both of Oyama; grandsons Dade and Thane; sisters Janet (Bill) Stevens, Beatrice (Wilfred) Magura, Geraldine Case; sister-in-law Clara Prettie; brother Ray (Jean) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by sister Rose Sywake and brothers Jim, Lonson and Lawrence.

A bus driver for School District 23, member and chief of station 91 volunteer fire department of Oyama, the Hornets and Oyama Diamonds baseball teams, the Legion, Lake Country Seniors volunteer bus driver, and more. Few men have touched as many lives and given as much to their community as Bob.

A Celebration of Life will be held January 14, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Oyama Community Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation http://www.bcchf.ca/.

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January 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

Oyama Community Hall

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Service Details

The service for PRETTIE, Robert Allan is scheduled for January 14, 2017 at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Oyama Community Hall

15710 Oyama Rd, Oyama, BC


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  • Yvonne and Toby Redecopp says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.
    . With sincere sympathy to the family.

  • Cam & Candace Cowieson & Jamie says:

    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers,

  • Jake and Diane Block says:

    Meghan and family, we are so deeply saddened by the loss of your dad. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Thane and Dade we are so sorry you have lost your grampa. We hope you find comfort in each other, and that you can share and hold all the dearest memories close to your hearts. in the hard days ahead and forever more.

  • Todd and Wanda Roberts & Family says:

    Our thoughts are with all the family. Bob was very involved with our wonderful community. He will be greatly missed by many people.

  • Norm & Joanne Long says:

    We were so very shocked & saddened to hear of the passing of Bob, a very upstanding citizen, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, & a Great Friend to so many others. Our sincere sympathies & condolences are extended to all his family in this tragic loss. He will be very much missed by his family & friends including us. May the abundance of all the great memories you will have be a comfort to you & help to ease the sorrows you are sharing now. RIP Bob, you were a “one of a kind” Great Friend to us & many others!!

  • Joanna Long says:

    Sleep sweet my friend, you are forever in our hearts, I will always remember our bean bag championship..and the fun and laughs we had…you will be missed deeply, My condolences to Bobs family, and friends… such a sad loss

  • Jarett Thompson says:

    I remember him very fondly from my childhood.

  • The team at Oyama Sunblush says:

    He took such care with our children! A good man! He will surely be missed!

  • Rhonda Pigott says:

    Bob was a kind and gentle man, who faithfully drove our kids to school, served our community on the Oyama Fire Department… he was part of our team for the Broadwater Bombers in the outhouse races…condolences to his family…he will be missed

    Rhonda, Shawn, Craig, and Kailli Pigott

  • Uncle Sid and Aunt Colleen says:

    Meghan, We are terribly sorry to hear of your loss of your Dad. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard time. Love to you and Skylar and your family. Love Uncle Sid and Aunt Collen.

  • George Sproule says:

    I’m sad to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great guy. As a kid growing up in Oyama I saw him around the community and at all the big events. When I went to high school I had to call him Mr. Pretty because he was our bus driver. Later in life I called him Chief because as a member of LCFD Station 91 he was our leader. Such a loss to the community, friends and his family. You will will be missed Bob may you Rest In Peace.

  • The Eastons says:

    Our most sincere condolences to all of Bob’s family and friends. We miss him already ! He was a part of our life for over 30 years. Sincerely from Randy, Kathy, Jeff & Monica Easton

  • Lynn Sorsdahl says:

    Shocked and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing..he was a great neighbor and friend for many years.

  • The Eastons says:

    Our most sincere condolences to all of Bob’s family and friends. We miss him already ! He was a part of our life for over 30 years. Sincerely from Randy, Kathy, Jeff & Monica Easton

  • Angela Kendall Volk says:

    Very saddened to hear of this loss. Mr Prettie was my neighbour growing up as a child, my bus driver and also my teacher. He and Mrs Prettie taught me to okay the guitar and I have many fond memories playing at their home. As an adult, I bumped into Mr Prettie at JRFD 52, as he was there delivering students on a field trip (my husband teaches EMR and does a trip with each class to the hall), I was on maternity leave and got to take my oldest son on a school bus for the first time. Owen thought it was so neat that the driver had been my school bus driver when I was a kid. Mr Prettie will be very missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  • Andy Dutot says:

    Bob and I shared many adventures over the years. I will miss his warm heart, incredible sense of humour and dedication to the community. Miss you Bob, you were a true friend!

  • Brian and Mae MacColl says:

    So sad to hear of Bobs passing. He was the kindest, most generous person we’ve known. He will truly be missed.

  • Roland House says:

    Very sad to hear and sending good thoughts to Bobs family and friends. Mr Prettie drove the school bus for all of my years at Oyama Elementary School. Bob got all of us there safely and was always a positive figure in the community. Bob even picked us up hitchhiking on a number of occasions which was very much appreciated being out in Oyama country.

  • Pat and Rick Good says:

    Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. The teachers in Oyama appreciated his dedicated service and kind, gentle nature. We have great memories of Bob behind the wheel of the school bus and will miss him in the Community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

  • Cleo Ruffle says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to Bob’s family. A quiet man, known as the school bus driver…I will miss seeing him around the neighbourhood.

  • William, Janet, Vince and Devlin Stevens says:

    We share your lose Meghan,Skyler,Thane,Dade, Brennden, and Liz the lose of your father ,grandfather my brother. We will miss him greatly as we look back to our special times we had with him when he came on visits to our home..

  • Debby Theriau (Ley) ,Clayton Ley ,Lindsay Ley /Morris says:

    Our deepest sympathy, to all the family, Bob (Mr.Pretty) the school bus driver as all our children new him,He will be greatly missed , throughout our community! He took such pride in his work and took such great care with our children everyday! He always greeted you with a huge smile and a happy hello.REST PEACEFULLY BOB <3

  • Jackie Hambleton says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the family.I enjoyed playing ball with Bob.

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