In Loving Memory ~
As many of you in the community already know, Rob passed away on January 10, 2023, after the most courageous journey with cancer.
Today and every day our hearts will remember that not only did we lose our brother, but we lost our friend, a true, loyal, and loving friend, a brother who was always optimistic, had persistence, and possessed an independent spirit, who knew us and loved us as we always were - his family.
Rob's life was not average - He was born on December 23, 1963, into the Pastershank Family, then in 1975 he infiltrated the Carey Clan where he instantly became one of us. Because of the uniqueness of our family - we truly understood the bonds that make a family is not one of blood, but of the love and memories we hold and share in each other's lives.
Rob's greatest love next to his family and friends was the ocean, where he spent many years commercial fishing out of Prince Rupert and the Bering Sea as well as tow boating that included more than 30 years working for Wainwright Marine.
He also loved Budweiser beer, the Seattle Seahawks, a good steak dinner or a well-built burger, and James Bond movies which were equally matched by his disdain for the many potholes in Prince Rupert.
Rob was also known to be the life of the party, a practical joker, and quite the storyteller with his most elaborate tales punctuated with the phrase "and that's when I kicked his ass".
From the Pastershank family he is predeceased by his mother Marilyn in 1974 and his niece Christine in 2021.
From the Carey Clan, he is predeceased by our dad Don in 2017, brother Pat in 1981, and niece Jayme in 2018.
As a combined family forever changed and joined in his loving memory, Rob will be dearly missed by his father George Pastershank, his mom Flo Carey, and brothers Ron (Candice), Darryl (Cherie), Mike (Julie), and Ricky. His sisters Brenda (Greg), Georgine (Marnie) and Darlene (Jeff). Plus, many other loving family and friends.
There will be a celebration of life Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Wainwright Marine in Prince Rupert, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, please celebrate his life journey in truth and kindness.