Robert (Rob) KERSEY

January 25, 2014

Robert “Bob” passed away suddenly and very unexpectedly, at home on Jan. 25, 2014 at the age of 64.

Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Donna, their two children Dustin (Mara) and Amanda.

Bob also leaves to mourn his passing six siblings: Louise Sibernagel, Judy (Mike) Blackwell, Betty Adams, Doug (Melanie) Kersey, Lionel (Anita) Kersey and Lois Hannem. Bob will also be dearly missed by his special Aunt Mary Kersey. With 30 years of marriage, Donna’s siblings became Bob’s siblings, and he will be missed by Donna’s brother Len (Karen) and two sisters Arlene (Gord) and Janine (Gord) as well as their families.

Bob had numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who will all miss his amazing sense of humor and great love and care.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Carroll and Ella Kersey, his uncle Vernon Kersey and his brother-in-law Harold Hannem.

Bob worked in the local forest industry as a logger for just over 39 years starting with McMillian Bloedel which later became Western Forest Products. Retirement came early for Bob after an injury.

He spent some of his short retirement working at Napa for a time, where he formed­ new friendships throughout the community. He also made it part of his daily routine to have coffee visits with his friends at the Quinsam Shell.

Bob’s passions were his family, his friends, his garden and his Koi fish. He loved the evenings outside around the fire pit and spending time with his family and friends talking about his latest ideas for the garden.

Bob had served as a Campbell River Auxiliary RCMP officer for 16 years. He wore the uniform with pride and gave back to the community he called home with great pleasure. He was also a member of the Snowmobile Club and the local Gun Club.

Although Bob’s time with us was cut short, his spirit will live on in the lives of those who loved and knew him.

Really gonna miss you Honey, Dad. T’ll we meet again.

Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one’s choice, in Bob’s memory.

A funeral service will be held at the Campbell River Baptist Church on Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with a tea reception to follow. There will be a viewing at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home on Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for family and friends.

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