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WEST, Robert (Bob)

Passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the age of 58.  Survived by his loving wife Joanne; three sons: Jason of Kelowna, Andrew (Michelle) of Surrey, Kyle (Seline) of Red Deer; three grandchildren: Embry, Jayden and Jude and extended family.  Bob along with his wife Joanne were the owners of Fresh Healthy Cafe in Kelowna.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation to support the Kelowna Cancer Centre, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.  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.”

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Kelowna Cancer Centre, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.




  • Wendy Holling says:

    Joanne, I’m so sorry to hear.
    No service? Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.
    Your old friend and neighbour,

  • Terryn Kennedy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.. I had the pleasure of taking care of bob at KGH and always enjoyed his sense of humor.
    God bless you all at this time

  • Lorraine and Gary says:

    We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I enjoyed chatting with Bob and his help / advice with the deck.Just let us know if you need anything. I’ll keep your driveway cleared as needed.If you need something repaired or fixed, let me know.

  • Jim and Sandy Lavender says:

    Dear Joanne: We are friends of your Mom and Dad. We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We are praying for your whole family.
    Jim and Sandy Lavender

  • Kevin Janelle Young Meghan and Emily says:

    Dear aunty Joanne we are very sad to hear about uncle Bob. There are never the right words to say that will make one feel better but know that we are thinking about you all at this time. i was telling the girls about what happened and Meghan asked was that the uncle with the dogs we met when we went to Red Deer? She was only about 2 when we came and even at that small of an age Bob left an impression to all who met him.

    Lots of Love and Hugs
    Kevin, Janelle, Meghan and Emily

  • Chad young says:

    Like Kevin wrote everyone that met uncle Bob left with at least one memory, I was fortunate enough to have several, like the time he let me drive the ranger when I was like 12 and almost took out the garage. Haha…. I honestly don’t know where or what I would be doing if it was not for the both of you, helping me to come out to red deer started a life that I would never change. The support that you both have extended to us will always be cherished. If there is anything that we can do please call us. We love you all . Chad Trish Cayden and Cohen

  • Jim Robertson says:

    Joanne, there are few words of solace that I can offer beyond what was exchanged with you last Saturday in person. But do know that in the brief time I knew Bob he impressed me as a man of honesty, integrity and the ability to accept unhappy news (from me) with respect to business matters and always responded to my many, sometimes “picky,” requests for more information or clarification without reservation and in a cheerful spirit. All this was while he knew, and I did not, of the lingering malady which eventual won over. He is therefore a model for tenacity and not letting life’s obstacles rule life: a lesson I have now learned from him.
    If I can be of any help in any manner please do not hesitate to call.
    Warmest regards. Jim

  • Bob & Shirley Orrick says:

    Dear Daughter Joanne, What words other than we are truly sorry for your loss can parents offer to a cherished child whose own life has been changed, rather dramatically, with the passing of a loved son-in-law. When Bob came into your life, you blossomed from being a kind woman into a loving, wonderful wife and mother. Bob’s coming into our family not only bettered your life, but also ours and those of your siblings. Let us recall and relish the wonderful moments we had together either in Red Deer or West Kelowna or even in Kelowna before that; those memories will never diminish either in scope or in importance. Love is eternal and we love you, Joanne, eternally as we loved Bob. Much love, Mum and Dad with a couple of barks from Taz and Bear.

  • Fletcher Printing says:

    To Joanne and family,
    We are sorry to hear of the news of Bob’s passing. Although it has been a few years since Bob has worked here, we remember him with fond and fun memories. He was always optimistic and ready to dive in and get the job done! A real fun guy to have around for sure. He will no doubt be greatly missed. From all of us at Fletcher Printing that were fortunate to have known him.

  • Annette and Jim Fergusson says:

    Dear Joanne,
    You and Bob have been in our thoughts and in our prayers from the time we heard that Bob was sick. We were so grateful to have had the opportunity to talk and pray with him before he went into hospital. He was a good man.Our love and prayers continue to be with you as you begin this new journey without Bob at your side. Annette and Jim

  • Rosanne Benoit says:

    I was very surprised of hear of Bob’s passing. He was such an upbeat, happy, hardworking person. Joanne, I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Your former neighbor and recipient of Bob’s generosity.
    Rosanne Benoit

  • Jacqui Orrick says:

    Dear Joanne,

    Bob’s journey in the after-life has begun and your earthly-life has many years of treasured moments with your children and grandchildren, with your family and friends and with all those you touch, yet to be lived. As your days pass by may you find comfort in happy memories of your life with Bob.

    Our life is but a nano-second in the scheme of the universe. Each moment is precious and is ever changing, each friendship is cherished and its love healing. Loosing Bob who has been by your side for so many years and who is so dear to your heart must hurt so deeply and feel eternal. This must bring sadness and grief. With grieving and healing comes good health and long life; I wish this for you.

    Though I have not experienced what you are going through, little sister, my heart is with you as you grieve and heal.


  • Maureen West says:

    I was very saddened to hear of my dear brother-in-law Bob’s passing. He was like a brother to me. I have many happy memories of times spent with both him and Joanne. I know what you are going through Joanne, as I also have lost Bob’s brother Don just about a year ago. Just know he is now with his Mom, Aunt Eva, and his closest brother Don. Their journey together has just begun and ours will continue here until we one day will join them, along with all the ones we love who have gone before us. His love will always be with us in our hearts and thoughts. Your life, Joanne will go on, and may the LORD watch over you and guide you in all your ways. If ever you need someone to talk to, just know I am here for you. I am just a phone call away.
    With much Love Maureen West

  • sheri orrick says:

    Lots to say about my uncle bob I was very lucky to be able to spend summers with him and my aunt and dad I remember wen we were all going to the lake but I didn’t like the dinner my aunt made so she Wouldent let me go to the lake until I ate it. So everyone left to the lake except me and uncle bob Becouse he had to make sure I ate it all but being the kind person that he was decided that he would eat it for me Becouse he knew that if he through it out my aunt would find out so he ate all my dinner for me so I could go to the lake and that’s just one example of what a kind sweet person he was always had a joke to cheer anyone up he truly was an a amazing man and I’m truly greatfull that he was my uncle

  • Sabrina Norrad says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family in this time. My heart goes out to you . I know he is in a much better place now. I have no way of reaching you guys because I cannot find you. Sending my thoughts and prayers. Sabrina , Braydon and Riley which are his other Grand children here in Alberta.

  • Jay and Nadine Kramer says:

    Dear Joanne,
    We are so sorry for our late tribute to your husband and our friend Bob. We didn’t know him for very long, but he was a character. We enjoyed working with him at Asia /Falcon Aluminum and his sense of humor always made going to work enjoyable. He always had a joke to share and had something to say about everything. His smile and love of life was admired and we are so thankful for him coming into our lives. He will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joanne. Sincerely, Jay and Nadine Kramer

  • Willie & Lisa says:

    We were shocked when we heard about Bob’s passing.I guess the last time we spoke was just before I left for Toronto, I guess just over a year ago and I thought things were taking a turn for the better. We are both so sorry for your loss.
    Bob was a good guy and we’ll always look back at our time with him with a smile.

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