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Robert Bob Potter

December 12, 1926 - December 18, 2011

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Long time resident and retired postal employee Robert Lee Potter died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at McKinney Place Extended Care, Oliver. Bob was born on Sunday, December 12, 1926 at Haven Hill Hospital, Penticton.

Bob was predeceased by son Lee, he is survived by his wife Joan, sons Ross (Sue), and Vance (Sharon), granddaughter Anneka (Shayne), grandson Robert and great-granddaughter Alexandra; by his brothers Gordon and Ken, sister Betty-Anne Russell, as well as many family members.

His family moved to Oliver in 1928 and Bob stayed for the remainder of his life. He married Joan Leake in 1948 and raised three boys, a dog and numerous cats over his lifetime.

He was a Sunday school teacher, truck driver, rural mail courier, Canada Post employee and an orchardist. Over his lifetime Bob’s memberships included the Boy Scouts, Oliver Kiwanis Club (Charter Member), Oliver Curling Club, Provincial Search & Rescue (co-coordinator 1975-96), Oliver Amateur Radio, as well as being on numerous committees and boards.

Favourite pastimes included Square Dancing, singing in the Faith at Work Men’s Choir, tinkering in his shop and spending time with family and friends.

A service will be held in Oliver on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. in St. Edward’s Anglican Church with lunch to follow in the Christ the King Catholic Church hall.

On behalf of the family, we would like to thank the staff at McKinney Place for the kind and caring support they provided Bob throughout his stay. Each of you played an important part in Bob’s life while he was living at McKinney Place.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the following would be appreciated:

McKinney Place Extended Care Unit
R.R.#3, 7139 – 362nd Avenue, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 or
Heart & Stroke Foundation
1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 9M9

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com.
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: Sandra Walker
Relation: know son Vance

Vance and Sharon – thinking of you at this time.

From: Caroline Mattes
Relation: St. John's Dog Therapy

MacGyver and I always enjoyed our visits with Bob. I am sure I saw him smile whenever I lifted MacGyver up so Bob could pet him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan and the family at this sad time.

From: Sandra Smith
Relation: family friend

Hugs and condolences to Joan, Vance and Sharon, Ross and family.

From: Dave and Jackie Duncan
Relation: friend of vance and sharon

Dear Vance and Sharon,

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad.

Dave and Jackie Duncan, Penticton

From: Kathy Morley Hackmyer
Relation: Friends

Dear Joan, I am so sorry for your loss…. I have such wonderful memories of you & Bob. You were like family to me during my days in Oliver. Your love and support buoyed me up many a time. Bob was special… I loved his smile. And I loved your relationship with each other. Sending you my love, support and prayers…… I know your many wonderful memories of Bob will bring you peace & comfort. Please know you are being held close in my heart ad thoughts. Big hugs, Kathy. xxxooo

From: Jerri Ide
Relation: I know Joan from B.C.Tel

Dear Joan: Please accept my condolences. I feel so sad for you and your family.We missed you at the Telus Xmas party this year, now we know why. I have e-mailed Barb McDirmad (Peterson) to let her know.God bless you and yours….Jerri

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 23, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
St. Edward the Confessor Anglican Church
34660 - 103rd Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A service will be held in Oliver on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. in St. Edward’s Anglican Church with lunch to follow in the Christ the King Catholic Church hall.

34660 - 103rd Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:
       
McKinney Place Extended Care Unit
R.R.#3, 7139 – 362nd Avenue, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
or
Heart & Stroke Foundation
1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 9M9

 

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