Robert William (Bob) BEHARRELL
1938 – 2017
Robert William (Bob) BEHARRELL passed away peacefully on February 19, 2017 with family by his side, at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops, BC after a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer. He was 78 years of age. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Bobbi; his sons Lorne (Mimi) and David (Karym) of Edmonton; Doug of Kamloops: his grandchildren Shane (Steph) Gaboury; Bobbie Michelle (Brandon) Ward: Joel (Alora) Beharrell; Joe and Scott Ripoll; Derrek, Jonathan and Amanda Beharrell; Zac (Nicole) Martin; one niece JoAnn (Patrick) McGurk and Avery; Sydney Beharrell; and his first great-grandchild Lillian Beharrell. Bob was predeceased by his parents Russell and Evelyn Beharrell; his brother Richard Beharrell (October 2016); his nephew Russell Beharrell; and his grandson James Robert Beharrell.
Bob was born in Mission City, BC on July 31, 1938, and was raised on his parents’ farm at Matsqui. At age sixteen, he spread his wings and went to work for his uncle on the booms at Lake Cowichan. He took his Heavy-Duty Mechanics course at Nanaimo Vocational School and worked over most of the province on highway construction and for Finning Tractor, then for BC Tel as a fleet mechanic for 23 years. Bob had a tremendous work ethic and the highest standards for whatever he was doing, and he took the time to teach each of his sons to carry on those standards. Wherever we travelled in BC, he would always say of the best roads, “I helped build this highway”.
A Celebration of Bob’s life will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 2, 2017 at 4702 Cammeray Drive, Kamloops, BC. It will be a time for sharing memories and celebrating the life of Bob with family and friends. Please feel free to visit anytime between 1 and 5, but please RSVP to Eagle695@hotmail.com
This is the note Bob had someone write to go with my Valentine flowers while he was in Hospice:
“For it was not into my ear
But into my heart.
It was not my lips
But my soul.”
Rest easy, my dear – lots of time for fishing now.Print This Obituary & Condolences