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June 13, 2023
In loving memory ~
The family of Robert (Bob) Jacob Tjaden is sad to report that he passed away on June 13, 2023, at the age of 88 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Bob was born in 1934 in Sperling, Manitoba, and is predeceased by his parents Anna and John Tjaden, and his brothers Jim and Ken and sister Helen Stewart. Surviving Bob is his sister Mona Bilton and her kids and his brother Bill and his kids.
Bob pursued a medical degree at the University of Manitoba where he met and married his wife Marguerite. After graduating in 1962, Bob continued his studies at McGill University, graduating in diagnostic radiology in 1969 and continuing his career as a diagnostic radiologist in British Columbia, primarily in Kelowna from 1970 until he retired to return to his roots by taking up egg farming for over 20 years in Armstrong, British Columbia, on the family farm, with Marguerite and Joanne and Joanne's son Joshua. Sadly, Joanne passed away last year but Bob is survived by Josh and his partner Lindsay. Bob is also survived by his wife Marguerite Tjaden, his daughter Janice and her partner George and their children Krista and Sarah, and by his son Ted Tjaden and his wife Reiko and their daughter Hannah along with many nieces and nephews and extended family in British Columbia and Manitoba.
Bob was a firm believer in education and was proud of the many achievements of his children and grandchildren.
In respecting his last wishes, Bob was cremated with only a small funeral service in Salmon Arm with immediate family. Plans are underway for a possible celebration of life event later this summer in Kelowna and over the Labour Day weekend in Carman and Sperling Manitoba.
As an expression of sympathy those who wish to do so are invited to send donations in his memory to the charity of their choice.
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