MATTHEWS, Rev. Robert Gregory ‘Bob’
of Osoyoos, British Columbia, has gone home to the house of the Lord Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the age of 85 years, his loving family by his side. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Jacqueline and his brother Frederick. He is survived by two sons, Greg of Vancouver; Doug (Nicole) of Osoyoos and one daughter, Michele (Jerry) Brewis of 100 Mile House, three grandchildren; Stephanie, Michael and Kevin, brother Henry (Marnie) of Hamilton, Ontario; brother-in-law John (Myrna) Blossom of Vernon. Bob was born in Toronto Ontario and delighted in telling the stories of his youth. He graduated from St. Chad’s Theological College in Regina and was ordained in 1954, thus beginning a 40 year career in the Anglican Christian Ministry, which took him and his family from parishes in Ontario to Alberta and back, eventually coming to British Columbia, where his last full-time parish was at St. Stephen’s in Summerland, a post he held for 25 years. He retired from active ministry in 1994. Bob always had a quick smile and enjoyed telling a good joke to all who would listen. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, patience, love of dogs, and an amazing sense of humour, which was evident right up to his last days. He had a sweet tooth and especially enjoyed jelly beans and Tim Horton’s Iced Caps. He was so very appreciative of his dear friends and family, and he will be missed by everyone he loved. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at St. Stephens Anglican Church. 9311 Prairie Valley Road, Summerland, British Columbia. With Archbishop John Privett and Reverend Rick Paulin officiating. Private Interment to follow in St. Stephen’s Memorial Rose Garden. Memorial Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the BCSPCA Penticton Branch, 2200 Dartmouth Drive, Penticton, BC V2A 7W7. Condolences may be directed to the family care of www.HansonsFuneral.com.
Arrangements entrusted to: Hansons’ ARBOR FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM