Passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 68.  Survived by his loving wife Shauna of 30 years, daughter Andrea Kouwenhoven (Jeremy) of Kelowna, son Timothy Naka of Calgary, brother Stan Naka of Kelowna, sister Audrey Palfrey (Bob Moore) of Kelowna and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Kelowna on September 12, 1945. He was involved in farming, sports including hockey, men’s senior softball, fishing and was a pie connoisseur.  Bob was a steward of the land. Family was very important to him and he loved children. At the end of Bob’s life he became an organ donor and helped 5 people with his donations. Bob was a man of integrity and lived life by his principles. Bob started his working life by articling at Rutherford Bazzett Chartered Accountants. He worked as the comptroller of Big White Ski Resort during the early years of the hill’s development. In the early 1970s he started Valley Waterworks with John Naka. They enjoyed many years of success with many valued customers. Bob’s pride was providing excellent customer service. Sincere thanks to Dr. Beck and the entire staff of the IUC ward as well as Dr. Marjorie Docherty and Henry Docherty.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to BC Transplant, Suite 350, West Tower, 555 West 12th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7. 

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