passed peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, at home on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the age of 61 years. Robert is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Jane Blackwell, daughter Laurie Kosciuszko (Piotr), son Robert Norman (Teri), grandchildren Elijah, Jane and Gillian, adopted kids Graham (Shelly) Kucheravy and Karen Stone, mother Irene May Blackwell, sister Irene Manion and numerous friends and family. Robert was predeceased by his son Hezekiyah and his father William Alfred Blackwell.
Robert lived his life to fullest, beginning his career with Siemens International and working 37 years at BC Tel (TELUS); he was a passionate Messianic believer who volunteered his services as a lay Minister and councilor. Robert was an active member of the Prince George Cycling & Otway Ski Clubs where he spent many summers and winters coaching young cyclists and skiers to fall in love with his favorite sports. Robert was a passionate and devoted man who found solace is his wife Jane, Yeshua, carpentry, roller blading, running and in creating delicious gourmet meals. The world is already quieter without his boisterous and infectious laugh; we will miss him with all of our hearts and we’ll never forget that he always had a smile on his face, even in his last moments. Robert was a husband, a friend, a father confessor. Robert, you were an amazing man who left behind a legacy of faith and love and we thank you for that.
Robert’s family thanks the nurses and staff of 4B, 4A and Hospice, in particular Dave and Ross for giving him the best care possible and for treating him with the kindness and respect he deserved. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Okanagan Hospice House, 2235 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.