With sorrow and heavy hearts, the family of Robert Michael Billick announce his passing at home on February 25th 2016. His courageous three year battle with cancer ended in the arms of his wife, the love of his life. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Shelley; children Michael (Char), Jeffrey (Jenn), and Trevor (Trish); grandchildren Trey, Jack, and Priya; and loving canine companion Izzy. He was the dear brother of Joanne Prigmore (Doug), and Karla; and fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Robert was predeceased by his parents Mike and Mary Billick.
Robert was born March 2nd 1952. A lifelong resident of Canoe/Salmon Arm, BC, he was the eldest of three children. When it came to work, Robert was always looking for a challenge, and variety was his motto. He was truly a master of all trades, and formed lifelong friendships everywhere he went. He held many careers over the years, including: autobody repairman at Pro-Autobody; logger at Mica; log home interior finisher in Seymour Arm; working at Mara Lumber, Central and Revelstoke hardware stores; and owner of Shuswap Creative Craft. He finally found his niche at Captain’s Cove Marina where he spent the rest of his career. Here he earned the title Harbour Master, and became fondly known as “Captain Bob”.
His love and pride for his family and the value he placed on friendships was second-to-none. He will be remembered for his quick wit, and as a constant source of wisdom to his friends and family thanks to his many talents. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who supported both Robert and the family through this challenging time. He will be deeply missed by all.
A celebration of life will be held at the Prestige Inn on March 19th 2016 at 1:30pm. If friends wish, a donation may be made to Shuswap Hospice Society, World Wildlife Fund or charity of your choice.
“It’s about the journey, not the ending”
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