Robert Morris Davis (Cowboy Bob) passed away, Wednesday Sept 11 2013 at 8:10 am at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm. His three daughters and one son were able to say their goodbyes as well as his only surviving brother. His caregiver and partner Judith Platzer was by his side till the end.
Bob is survived by his Daughters Ellen Lenzi of Revelstoke, Laura & David Fyles of Salmon Arm, Denise Giammarino of Kelowna, and one Son Glen Davis of Leduc Alberta, also one Brother Ernie & Judy Davis of Royal City, Eastern Washington. He also had 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.
Bob was born in Melville Saskatchewan and was the second youngest of a family of 13 brothers and sisters. As a young man he did his part for the war effort by enlisting in the Merchant Marines. He later moved to the west coast and worked on the tugboats for his brother-in-law. It was during that time where he met and married Monica Snow. They moved to Nanaimo where he took his Heavy Duty Mechanics. They had four children and after a time moved to Summerland BC where they worked, as well ran a small farm and raised their family.
In later life Dad did a number of things from working on the Hydro project in Revelstoke to Ranching and running a Feed Store in Merritt. In his retirement years he spent some time living on his boat at Pender Island. Dad was as comfortable running his small yacht as sitting in the saddle or driving his beloved team of appaloosas.
He loved to be near the water and that is what attracted him to Sicamous, where he enjoyed many hours chatting up the locals at the Legion or Eagle View Manor and Grandma & Grandpa’s Restaurant.
There will be a memorial at the Sicamous Legion, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3 or online at ShuswapHospitalFoundation.org, in the name of Cowboy Bob.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Bob’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.