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Robert Bob Abbott

November 21, 1929 - August 13, 2011


Robert Gordon Abbott passed away peacefully at the age of 81, with his loving wife May of 31 years by his side.
Bob will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his in laws, Daughter, Roberta Lee Abbott and (Dave) of Gananoque, Ontario. Brother; Richard (Lois) Abbott, of Coquitlam, Sisters: Colleen Smith and Virginia Ferby of Penticton, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Bob will also be lovingly remembered and missed dearly by his outlaws. Step son: Thomas (Nicole) Lockie of Kamloops, Grandchildren: Jason and Sydnee Lockie of Kamloops; Sisters and brothers in law: Doris Blaskin of Calgary, Lucille (Pierre) Hebting of Oliver, Sally Hamilton (Robin) of Merritt, Guy (Debbie) Robinson, Aline (Doug) Campbell of Oliver, Joanne Nystrom (Martin) of Vernon as well as many nieces and nephews
Bob was Born in Kamloops November 21 1929, he moved to New Westminster at the age of 10 years. Bob started his working career in road construction at the age of 22 years, he went on to be the youngest superintendent of all the road construction in the lower mainland. After 10 years of hard work and stress, Bob moved back to Kamloops and purchased a ranch. His passion was calf roping and team roping. He was a true cowboy. At the age of 50 years Bob moved to Calgary where he opened and operated Calgary Hat Manufacturing, where he custom built beautiful western hats. One of Bob’s highlights was making over 100 western hats for the Opening Ceremonies for the Calgary 1988 winter Olympics. At the age of 62, he started a landscaping and building maintenance company. Bob and May retired to Oliver in 2004, they had worked side by side for 28 out of their 31 years together. No, Quit, and Slow were not words that ever crossed Bob’s lips
Bob loved to give to Children’s Charities, in lieu of flowers please make donations to your children’s charity of choice.
A Family Graveside Service will be held in Kamloops at a later date.
A well deserved rest my sweetheart until we meet again
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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Cam and Linda Fontaine
Relation: friend

So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, May and your family. Cam and Linda.

From: Brad & Tamara Nunes
Relation: Best Landlord I ever Had

Deepest of condolences from both Tamara and I. It was always nice to say hello and have a little chat with Bob when I was on my own in a new city. Love and Prayers for May and the rest of the family.

Relation: friend

~ My deepest sympathy to your family…Bob was such a great friend to my dad….they shared a lot of laughs together….sincerely Heather {Dalgleish} Scholefield

From: Kay & Ernie Rotheisler
Relation: friend

May, so sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Kay & Ernie

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