Robert William Pretula 1952 — 2020

Robert William Pretula

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Robert William Pretula, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 68 years. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Kathleen, four children , Ila Sutherland, Chris Pretula, Jason Brown all of Kamloops, and Deborah Stefanek of Kimberly, nine grandchildren, also  Aunt Carroll Harknett of Parkville, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and extended family. Robert will be forever missed by all his family and his many, many friends. The family would like to thank the staff in the Trinity unit at Overlander Hospital for the care they gave. There will be no formal service and donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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22 Tributes

  1. john mckenna
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m saddened by Rob’s passing. I know he was a kind & loving companion to my sister Kathleen. My thoughts are with all of his loved ones who are mourning the loss of his presence in their lives.

  2. Mary Boeseman
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    My condolences to Kathleen and the family on Rob’s passing. He loved his family; they were his pride and joy.

  3. Trish Thellend
    Posted June 29, 2020 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Our deepest sympathies to you, Kathleen, and your family. We are heart broken and will miss seeing his smiling face at his happy place, Cottonwood Cove Resort. May he Rest In Peace and may all of you find comfort in the fond memories you have of him.
    Trish and Rob Thellend

    • Ian Harknett
      Posted July 1, 2020 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

      My condolences to Kathleen and to Chris, Deb, Ila and Jason. Rob loved his family and friends. Rob will be missed. My thoughts are with everyone. Love you all.

    • Val Logan
      Posted July 1, 2020 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

      Kathleen sorry to hear about Rob… my condolences to you and your family

  4. Robert McKenna
    Posted June 30, 2020 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Our sincere and deepest condolences to you all. May you find comfort in one another and share in his memory each day, for he is now looking down on you all, and will protect you always.
    Know that you are surrounded by those who love you deeply, and please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Rob & Louise McKenna

    • interior crafts
      Posted June 30, 2020 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

      all the staff at interior crafts sends our condolences to everyone..rob was a great guy and we all enjoyed his visits each and every day and him telling us about going to costco and cutting his lawn.. the days just have not been the same without his daily visits..
      Dean
      Darren
      Dennis
      Jason

  5. Lori
    Posted June 30, 2020 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Gonna miss you buddy. Condolences to the family

  6. Norman Gunderson
    Posted July 1, 2020 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    So very sorry for you and your family’s loss Kathleen.

    Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

    Elna Borgrnesset and Norman Gunderson

  7. Sandy & Alan Bachman
    Posted July 2, 2020 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Kathleen: So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. We are thinking of you. Cherish the nemories and keep them close to your heart.

  8. Marianne DeCiccio
    Posted July 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    So very sorry to hear of Rob’s passing Kathleen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rob was a loving, kind and caring person and he will be greatly missed.
    Marianne and Josie DeCiccio

  9. Ian Harknett
    Posted July 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I pass on my condolences to Kathleen Pretula, and to Chris, Deb ,Ila and Jason. Rob will be missed. Love you all

  10. Jody Dobroshinsky
    Posted July 2, 2020 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    My condolences to your family. Rob will be missed by so many. Hugs

  11. jo & JIM FRITH
    Posted July 2, 2020 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOURS KATHLEEN
    WILL MIS MY HELICOPER SHOW ROB WOULD PUT ON AT THE LAKE AS WELL AS HIS VISITS
    YOUR OLD COTTONWOOD NEIGHBOURS
    JO AND JIM FRITH

  12. Lorna Anolik
    Posted July 2, 2020 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    My prayers for strength to get you through this very sat time are with you and your family, Kathleen. Hugs from Lorna

  13. Ross Lowndes and fam
    Posted July 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Kathleen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Condolences from our family to yours. Rob was one of the good guys, always willing to talk and share knowledge, a joke ,or what ever. Keep those good memories in your heart.

  14. Deb and Jeff Mowat
    Posted July 3, 2020 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear this Kathleen. He was such a great guy. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.

  15. kim cuthbert
    Posted July 7, 2020 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    we are so sorry for your loss Kathleen. rob was a special man . we enjoyed rob for the short years that we knew your family. our hearts go out to you and your family.

    the cuthbert/harding family

  16. Rob Woods
    Posted July 8, 2020 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    This is so sad Kathleen. Rob will be missed. Thinking of you. Rob and Sandra.

  17. John & Shirley
    Posted July 8, 2020 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Out deepest and heartfelt sympathies go out to Kathleen, Chris, Debby, Illa, Jason and Rob’s many grandchildren at this very difficult time. Rob will leave an empty space in many lives. We remember our first RV trip each year was with Rob and Kathleen and many stories were told around a campfire. John and Rob enjoyed many hours sitting in our garage solving the problems of the world over a bottle of beer. Rob always had a twinkle in his eyes and that twinkle is now a star in the sky. We will miss him dearly.

  18. Danielle Jenkins
    Posted July 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Dear Kathleen,
    My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I hope you find peace in all your wonderful memories with Rob. He always had a smile…..
    Danielle Jenkins (Dani)

  19. Bill & Anne Philip
    Posted July 17, 2020 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I will miss my morning visits with Robbie, we always had a good laugh. He always said what he was thinking never backing down about to anyone! RIP Robbie!

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