Robert Lum passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 93. He was born in Ashcroft B.C. into a large family of 6 brothers and 1 sister.
He will be sadly missed by his sons Steven and Trevor (Julie), granddaughter Baylee, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sylvia, his parents and siblings.
As a young man, Robert trained and served in the Royal Canadian Airforce from 1942 to 1945 as a bombadier. After the war, he moved to Kamloops and worked as a professional driver on several pipeline construction projects across the province, and was part owner of a taxi company. Robert met Sylvia in 1957 while she was in training to be a nurse at Cariboo College; this began a love affair that led to them being wed in 1962.
Robert completed his career as a storesman/bus driver for Caribou College sports teams which sometimes kept him away from the family on weekends. However, he was an enthusiastic supporter of his boys and their sports activities. He put thousands of miles on his green station wagon chauffeuring the boys to hockey or soccer practices, games and tournaments.
Robert was a fun-loving, humorous man who loved spending time with family and friends playing cards, dominoes, or enjoying a good meal. As a retiree, Robert and Sylvia enjoyed travelling, mostly on bus tours that included stops at unsuspecting casinos. When not on tour, Robert enjoyed Western films and books, and sharing tall tales with his pals in the McDonald’s coffee crew.
Thank you to Dr. Vlahos for her care over the past years.
A Celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion (425 Lansdowne Street) on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.