Robert (Bob) Wurn

Robert (Bob) Wurn

It is with great sadness that the family of Bob Wurm announce his passing on Monday, September 15, 2014 in Quesnel at Dunrovin Park Lodge.

Bob lived his adult life in the Quesnel area. He was born on the family homestead in Saskatchewan, near the town of Barthel. The family moved to Osoyoos B.C. when he was eight, and it was a great place to spend his youth.

When Bob was eighteen the “Call of the Cariboo” came to him and he joined his brothers Joe and Rudy in Quesnel. Bob worked in all the areas of the logging and lumber industry, most of the time operating equipment. This lead Bob to buying a back-hoe, and for many years you would see him digging holes and ditches anywhere in the Quesnel area. He also became a miner in the Island Mountain mine at Wells, B.C. Eventually, he fulfilled his dream and developed Roberts Roost Campsite on Dragon Lake. This is where he loved to be.

Bob wasn’t all work and no play. He enjoyed swimming; high diving and would swim across Dragon Lake. He was an avid ball player, hang glider, skier and skater.

He really did love the Cariboo and he did LIVE LIFE.

Bob married Vivian in 1956 and together they raised their three children.

He retired in 2008 when he and Vivian took up travelling seriously. They spent the time visiting all the areas of Canada.

Bob was predeceased by his infant son, his parents Anna and Edward, his brothers Joe and Rudy and sister Ludwina.

He is survived by his wife Vivian; daughter Cindy Hoffmann; sons Clint (Donna) and Wade (Wanda); grandchildren:

Taylor (Erin) Hoffmann, Erin Ann Hoffmann, Robert (Michelle) Wurm, Caitlin (Chris) Foreman, Mitchell (Hannah Braman) Wurm, Joshua (Bobi Martin) Wurm, Jaymee (Sean) Hall; great granddaughter Lakey Wurm; sisters: Rose (Len) Senft, Agnes Stevens and many, many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the nurses on the third floor of G.R. Baker Memorial hospital and all the staff at Dunrovin Park Lodge for the care given to Bob.

A big Thank you to everyone who gave support and helped. It was much appreciated.

A Funeral Mass was held in Quesnel on September 19, 2014 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with a reception following.

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