Robert Earl (Bob) Wilson 1931 — 2019

Robert Earl (Bob) Wilson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Earl (Bob) Wilson on February 20, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

Bob is survived by his children Roberta (Rod); Cindy; Sharon (Tony); Pam; Brad (Jamie); 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by Alice, his loving wife of 64 years; his son Bill; parents, Earl and Lillian; sisters Corinne and Lois, and great-grandson Corbin.

Bob was born in Tofield, Alberta and in 1945, the family moved to B.C. where they settled in Enderby.  At the age of 18, Bob entered the trucking industry with his Dad Earl.  Bobs outstanding skills at both trucking and business soon became evident and it wasn’t long before he expanded into logging, and other areas of the trucking industry.  In 1964, Bob, Alice and their 5 children moved to Kamloops where his trucking company continued successfully for many years.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and being with his family.  As a young man he enjoyed playing baseball, hockey, and basketball.  Later in life bob and Alice stayed active and enjoyed bowling; golfing; and travelling.Bob enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a kind and gentle man, who always had a welcoming smile for you.  Bob’s family was most important to him, and he provided constant support, encouragement, guidance, and love to us all.  Bob will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

A celebration of life will be held in early Spring, and Bob will be buried in Vernon, alongside Alice.  Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. will be gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers.

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7 Tributes

  1. Kara Dietrich
    Posted February 25, 2019 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    My “Grampa Turkey.”
    I will miss him so much. He was such a special part of my childhood. He always had so much love and patience for us kids. Teaching me to water ski in a river of all things, is one of my fondest memories.
    Not getting to see him as much as an adult saddens me so, but I guess that’s how life goes. He and Grama were my most favorite people in this world, and although it hurts my heart so badly to have them no longer with us, I find peace knowing they are finally together again.
    Rest in peace my sweet Grampa Turkey.
    You are forever In my heart .
    ~Kara

  2. Patricia Larsen
    Posted February 25, 2019 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I feel sadness as I read the passing of this great man.
    I send love to all the families. The years that they spent in Chase BC were some of the best years of out life.wonderful man with a beautiful family, I send blessings to them all
    Memories are forever. I will never forget.

    Love from Pat Larsen

    • Sharon
      Posted March 7, 2019 at 10:21 am | Permalink

      Thank you Pat,
      We too have great memories of our years in Chase and the times spent with your family.
      Dad truly was a great man and will be dearly missed, but he’s together with Mom again, which is where he’s happiest.
      Love, Sharon

  3. Leslie Douglas
    Posted February 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    He was dad, daddy, grandpa, grandpa turkey, great grandpa turkey, papa and many more. One of the kindest, most patient and loving men I have ever met.
    He us all so much about love and family and how important they are in this life. Watching him and grandma was so inspiring and they are what I want to be when I grow up. We were so blessed to live walking distance for most of our childhood and have them be a part of every part of our lives. Many saturdays were spent under trucks with him and my dad in his shop, and then he would school us in cards. Uno was one of our favorites. When we were done school we would just walk to grandpas, when we ran away we were going to grandpas. You were my favorite person. We had my whole life together, he was there for everything and I will miss him so much. He called me his blonde bomber and I will be forever greatful of the special bond and how much time we had together. I know he is no longer suffering and is reunited with so many other special people and that brings me peace. The last words you spoke to me were I love you. I love you too so very very much, please hug grandma for us and rest easy ❤️❤️

  4. Wanda Johnston
    Posted March 2, 2019 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Sharon and family,
    May your memories bring you peace and comfort.
    Hugs, Wanda (Hawrys)

    • Sharon
      Posted March 7, 2019 at 10:16 am | Permalink

      Thank you Wanda. We are certainly blessed that we have so many good memories.
      Sharon

  5. Margaret Werger
    Posted March 9, 2019 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I had the privilege of being a brides maid for Alice at their wedding. A couple of years after that I was married and lost contact with Alice and Bob. Today I decided to try again and to my incredible sadness I discovered the obituary for Alice and then also for Bob. Oh how I wish we could have reconnected and talked about the past 60 some years. My sincere condolences to the family of Bob and Alice.

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