It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Earl (Bob) Wilson on Feb. 20, 2019, at the age of 87 years.
Bob is survived by his children Roberta (Rod); Cindy; Sharon (Tony); Pam; Brad (Jamie); 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by Alice, his loving wife of 64 years; his son Bill; parents, Earl and Lillian; sisters Corinne and Lois, and great-grandson Corbin.
Bob was born in Tofield, Alta. and in 1945, the family moved to B.C. where they settled in Enderby. At the age of 18, Bob entered the trucking industry with his Dad Earl. Bob's outstanding skills at both trucking and business soon became evident and it wasn’t long before he expanded into logging, and other areas of the trucking industry. In 1964, Bob, Alice and their five children moved to Kamloops where his trucking company continued successfully for many years.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and being with his family. As a young man he enjoyed playing baseball, hockey, and basketball. Later in life, Bob and Alice stayed active and enjoyed bowling, golfing, and travelling. Bob enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a kind and gentle man, who always had a welcoming smile for you. Bob’s family was most important to him, and he provided constant support, encouragement, guidance, and love to us all. Bob will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
A celebration of life will be held in early spring, and Bob will be buried in Vernon, alongside Alice. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. will be gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers.