Bob passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at the Hospice House in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 72. Bob was born in Seaforth, Ontario where he also met and married Ellinor. The couple moved west and made their hom ein Salmon Arm for over 30 years until they moved to Enderby in 1995. Bob was husband, father, grandfather, friend and the fellow who youd call to lend a hand. As a carpenter, he built many homes and worked for the District of Salmon Arm for nearly 20 years. He loved the time he spent as a Volunteer Fireman and was a large part of the Gleneden community while he raised his family. After retiring to Enderby, Bob was able to find more time for odd jobs and helping out his new neighbours. Over th years, Bob most enjoyed dancing, camping, fishing and playing cards.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Ellinor, his wife of 49 years, and their 3 daughters and their families: Linda and Mike Balt and sons Mathew and Jason of Spruce Grove, Alberta; Lorrie and Don Campagnolo and children Nicola, Evan and Jordan of Enderby, B.C. and Heather and Rob Nash and children Andrew and Leah of Salmon Arm, B.C. He also leaves his brother, Gordon (Helen) Bettles of Salmon Arm and their children June, Brenda, Brian and their families, and sister-in-law, Olive Bettles and her children Gary and Lorraine (nephew Paul deceased) and their families, all in Ontario.
Bob was remembered in a memorial service held on Saturday, September 5 at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel.
The family would like to thank friends and family for their support and comfort over the last four and a half months. Special thanks to Dr. Rita Kutsche for her respectful and professional care; Dr. Wall of the Kelowna Cancer Clinic for her thoughtful attention; Murray, Coordinator, North Okanagan Hospice Program, who supported us in caring for Dad at home for the time we were able to, Pastor George Rands for his continued support and encouragement, and to the staff of the Vernon Hospice House, about whom we cannot say enough. They provided Dad with respect, comfort and compassion each and every day.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Bob’s name to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 27th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1F4; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements are in the care of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Vernon, B.C. (250) 542-4333.