Bob Pederson

Bob was born in Edmonton, AB on August 25, 1936 and passed away unexpectedly on May 17, 2017 in Kelowna, BC. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Carol in 2006. He is survived by many family and friends who loved him. He was so lucky to have found his partner Wendy Wallace in his later years. Missing him every day are Wendy, his son’s Matt and Don (Nancy). Bob was so proud of all of his grandchildren. Leaving him to grieve are Matt’s children; Kennedy (Tony), Mattaya, and Hunter & Don and Marlene’s children; William (Brittany), Michael (Gabrielle), Lisa (Brian), Kristy (Cassie), and Jeffrey. And of course his special great-grandson Ryder. Many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends will also miss Bob immensely. Bob grew up in Vancouver, and moved to Prince Rupert where he married Caroline and raised their two boys. Bob started work as a longshoreman, and later went on to work for CN Railroad. He owned his own electrical contracting company Reliable Electric, and branched off into sports fishing charters later on in his life. Bob had so many passions in life. He loved his family very most of all. He loved traveling to the Fountain of Youth in California every winter to escape the cold. He loved slot machines, both at the casino and online. He loved old country music, family dinners, playing crib, and of course a stiff rum and coke. He loved fishing on the ocean. Bob’s health started to decline last year, but he and his family were so happy to be able to celebrate his big 80th birthday in Kelowna this past August. His family would like to thank all of the nurses, doctors, support staff, KGH 5B and Rutland and KGH dialysis teams, and so many others. There are too many to thank, you have all been amazing and went above and beyond for Bob. In lieu of flowers, if you feel so inclined, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated (www.kidney.ca). For anybody who wishes to attend and say their final goodbyes, a Celebration of Life will be held in Prince Rupert, BC on Sunday May 28th at 3:00 in the afternoon in the La Gondola dining room. “Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.” – Forrest Gump – Our Hero –