Robert SHARP

SHARP, Robert – Passed away peacefully in Kelowna, on January 19, 2010 at 88 years of age after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson disease. He is survived by his wife Doris, son Ken (Edie), daughter Jan (Dave), grandchildren Steve (Kara), Craig (Elena), Ryan (Lisa), Nicole, Parker, and great-grandchildren Rian, Deklan and Riley. Bob was born in Balcarres, Saskatchewan on December 28, 1921. In 1939, at the age of 18 years of age, he joined the 1st Medium Artillery Regiment of the Canadian Army and served in England, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Following the war he met and married Doris in 1946 in Duncan, B.C. After 5 very difficult years of farming in Saskatchewan, Bob joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1951 and served as a firefighter in Moose Jaw, Camp Borden, Ont., and Winnipeg, Man. In 1963, due to ill health, he retired from the Air Force and moved to Kelowna. Bob was known for his love for hockey and baseball, playing as a child and never missing a game on television as an adult. He had determination for his children and grandchildren to succeeds in life, always asking about their careers and accomplishments. He had a special twinkle in his eye, always full of questions, and a witty sense of humour that put a grin on your face. He was loved by his family and will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30th, 2010 in the Towne Hall room at Sun Pointe Village,700 Rutland Road North, Kelowna. Donations can be made in Bob’s memory to Parkinson Society Canada. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, (250) 860-6440. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting everdenrust.com


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