The family of Bob Gregory of Kelowna, BC is saddened to announce his sudden passing after a brief bout of pneumonia in the Kelowna Hospital, on May 4, 2023.
He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his children, Jodi Gregory (Darryl Chernyk) of Richmond, BC and Tyler Gregory of Peterborough, ON; and grandchildren, Joshua and Henry Gregory.
Bob is sadly predeceased by his loving wife, Jan, his brothers, Norman (Bev) and James, and his parents, Nick and Alice Gregory.
Bob was a gentle soul with a kind smile and nice words for everyone.
He was a gifted woodworker and made countless treasures throughout his lifetime. He loved spending the days in his workshop, always finding a project to work on. No stranger to renovations, every house he lived in was a work of art once he and Jan were finished with it.
Retired for 25 years, Bob also enjoyed puttering in the garden and took immense pride with his property. He loved being out on the deck, barbecuing while enjoying his surroundings. Bob and Jan loved camping and would camp yearly with Jodi and Darryl, Susan (mom’s sister) and husband Jim. Mandatory card playing and excessive eating and drinking were a rule.
Bob worked for CN Rail for 38 years which was a true work family to him. He was very well respected and liked by everyone who knew him. Being an engineer for CN was his identity and taught both Jodi and Tyler the meaning of work ethic, hard work, and loyalty throughout his career.
He will be forever missed.
A Memorial Gathering for Bob and his wife, Jan will be held in the summer of 2023.