March 5, 1939 – May 5, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, who after a long and courageous battle with cancer, passed away in his home with his children by his side at the age of 82 years.
Survived by his loving wife Vera, who were married for 63 years. Robert is also survived by his children Terry (Pauline), Wendy (Mike), Dawn (Brian), Barbara (Pat), Rusty (Sheila), and Stacey (Roger) as well as thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Bob is predeceased by his son, Robert Lyle (Robbie) in 2003, and his brother William Schunter (Bill) in 2015.
Bob, (also known to some as RJ) lived all his life in Lumby, B.C.
Lumby has lost a logging icon who had made a lifetime career in the forest industry. His crew meant a lot to him. Most remained good friends even after retirement or moving on. He leaves behind a legacy for future generations.
Bob’s faithful four legged friend ‘Sofie’ who was always at his side, will miss him terribly.
The family would like to thank his many friends who visited him, some traveling from afar to lift his spirits and reminisce about old times. He cherished those visits.
Thank you to those who dropped off food, flowers and cards or just to offer support to all of us. And to the Cancer Clinic/Palliative Care nurses who were always very helpful and kind. Special thanks to Gwen.
Bob was cremated and there will be no funeral services because of current restrictions.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
Thank you to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home for their kindness.
Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
Arrangements in care of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Vernon, B.C. 250-542-4333.
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