EIKENAAR, Robert Jan Hendrik
Rob Eikenaar passed away peacefully after a brave, two-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; children, Jannik (Deena), Mieke (Jesse), Jari (Carolyn); grandchildren (Noah, Gabriel, Elena, Lyla, Imre, Juni); mother, Anne; and brothers, Richard and Ronald. He was pre-deceased by his step-father, Raymond Surrey, and brother, Paul.
Rob was born in 1944 in the Netherlands, was raised in England, and taught for thirty years in Westbank. He had an infectious sense of humour, loved travelling, and was athletic, musical, artistic, and handy. Rob loved to work in his garden, his wood shop, and his library, where he and Ruby spent many hours reading, knitting or watching sports and British television shows.
The family is grateful for the excellent medical care Rob received. They would particularly like to thank Dr. Verster, Dr. Sauciuk, and the chemotherapy nurses and volunteers, CAT clinic nurses, and palliative care team.
A service will be held Sunday, December 4, at 11:00 at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. In lieu of flowers and koden, donations can be made to the Rob Eikenaar Bursary, c/o MBSS, or the Kelowna Buddhist Temple Building fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.