Bobbie Niessen

Bobbie Niessen

Roberta Anne (Bobbie) Niessen passed away in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC on January 8, 2013 at the age of 72 years.

A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday morning, January 12th at 11 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant, with tributes shared by family and friends.

Born in New Westminster, BC on September 10, 1940. She moved to Salmon Arm, with infant daughter, Sandra and husband, Ben, in 1965, soon after Leanne was born. Bobbie was dedicated to looking after the home and her girls; she is fondly remembered for her love of sports, including Hockey (go Vancouver Canucks), billeting Jr. Hockey players, Baseball, Lacrosse, and Curling. Being an avid curler for 24 plus years, the girls remember her curling in the Old Rink downtown Salmon Arm.

Bobbie was predeceased by her parents, mother Margaret, and father Donald Urquhart, whom she was very close with and never did get over his passing, and her husband, Ben.

She leaves her loving daughters, Sandra and Leanne both of Salmon Arm.

Memorial donations in her memory may be sent to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, # 320, 1600 West 6th ave. Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9

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Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium.

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