It is with heavy hearts that we deeply regret to announce the passing of our father Robert (Bob) Dwayne Helf on February 24th, 2012 at the young age of 58 years, at his home in Vernon, B.C. where he lost his courageous fight against cancer.
Bob otherwise known as “The Mexican” or “The Candyman” was born in Fort Riley, Kansas City, USA, but not long after his family moved to Sault Ste. Maire, ON where he grew up. It was over the years that Bob made his way out to BC where for the last 17 years was employed by School District #28 as a painter (and prankster).
He leaves behind two loving daughters Catrina (Rob) and Samantha, proud Poppa to three grandchildren Kyle, Nevaeh, Austen and a granddaughter on the way; three sisters Susan (Reg), Cheryl (Mike), and Victoria (Chris) and one brother Dane (Ruby); sorely missed by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents Joan and Robert.
A Tea will be held at Dragon Lake School in Quesnel, BC on March 10th at 1:00 pm with a toast to follow at the Cariboo at 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Cancer Relay for Life.(Feather Walkers Team)