Bob was born September 18, 1920 in New Westminster, BC and was raised and attended school there. Bob was part of the Westminster Regiment for 5 years during WW II, where he traveled from Halifax to England then was transferred to Northern Africa. He was then stationed in Italy for approximately two years; from there he went to France then to Holland where he was stationed when the war ended. Bob returned home to New Westminster after the war and then relocated to Clearwater, BC where he worked in the logging industry for two years. He then settled in Salmon Arm in 1947, where he ran a sawmill for many years. Bob married Jessie in 1959. They built a house in North Broadview where they lived until 1997. During those years he worked in local lumber mills, at Newnes Machine and NOCA Dairy which he retired from in 1975. Following his retirement he worked for the commissionaires as a guard. During his life one of his greatest enjoyments was the beauty and recreational activities of Shuswap Lake and area. Bob’s children and grandchildren were very precious to him and he enjoyed spending time with them and being involved in their lives. Bob’s greatest love was his wife Jessie who he was married to for 52 years.
Bob was predeceased by his Mother, Sister and Grandson BJ Henry.
He was survived by wife Jessie, Son Terry (Ruth) Green, Son Morris Green, Daughter Bev (Wes) Henry, Grandchildren Jackie (Steve), Jason (Stuart), Dusty (Jesse), Graham (Autumn), Mike (Holly), Nathan, Lacey (Carson), five great grandchildren Axel, Hannah, Haley, Claire and Brandon.
Celebration of life is to be held at Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday January 7th at 1:00 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. Honors will be presented by Comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion. A reception will follow in the Mountainside Room, allowing the family and friends to continue sharing memories.
Email condolences may be sent to Bob’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home.