EMSLIE, Dr. Robert Brian
Passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Kelowna on March 3, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born November 5, 1923 in Kelowna, BC. He was predeceased by his wife Mona, the mother of his sons, in 1983; sisters Gwen and Barbara. He is survived by his wife June; two sons: Jim (Jennifer), Colin (Cyndi) and his grandchildren: Scott (Victoria), Geoff (Carmen), Sara (Josh), Greg (Chelsea), Chris (Meg), Graham (Lyanna) and Jamie; great grandchildren: Alida, Simon, Lewis, Olivia and Thea. Bob served in the Navy during the Second World War. He returned to Kelowna to finish his education, then to UBC and ultimately to the University of Toronto to receive a degree in dentistry. He set up his practice in Kelowna and later became the Dental Health Consultant for the region. Bob was a long-time member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. He had a love for music and belonged to the Barbershop Chorus, the Apple Tuneovers Quartet, as well as the Allegro Singers, Mask, Encore and then aptly named by Bob, “Take Five,” which was a challenge and a joy. He will be missed. A service to honour Bob’s life will be held in his church, St. Michael’s and All Angels Cathedral, 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC on Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 pm, conducted by the Very Rev. Nissa Basbaum. Interment to take place in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice House or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.