VICKERS, Robert “Allen”
August 28, 1935 — February 5, 2016
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Allen passed away very peacefully with his family by his side in Kelowna on February 5, 2016 at the age of 80, after a courageous battle with cancer. Allen is survived by his loving wife Marlene of 56 years, son Rob, (Angela) Vickers and their children Malia, Alexis, Baillie and Dustin, daughter Diana, (Cameron) Lazoruk, and their children Greg, Bradley, and Kristen, his sisters Kay Terkelsen and Gloria McFarlane, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Allen, a long time resident of Kelowna, was born in Grand Prairie and became a successful business man and farmer, working in the Okanagan for more than 30 years. After retirement he enjoyed the winters hiking and golfing with Marlene and his many friends in Palm Springs, and was fortunate to spend the summers fulfilling a dream of attending to a friend’s horse ranch, as well as fishing, gardening, and grouse and geese hunting in areas of BC and Northern Alberta.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the care givers at The Central Okanagan Hospice House for their endless compassion and support, and a special thank you to Bryan and Jean.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Allen’s memory either to The Central Okanagan Hospice House, or to a charity of your choice.
A gathering with family and friends to celebrate Allen’s life will be held at on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”