April 22, 1935 – Sept 25,2007 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Bob Prachnau. While we find comfort and relief in the end of his suffering, there is only sorrow in the loss of someone so dear.
Dad devoted his life to nurturing his 47 year marriage to our mother, Betty, and fostering family ties and lifelong relationships with humor and quiet love. Only in business did his competitive nature show through. Many successful years in the construction industry brought life to countless friendships and abundant fruitful business endeavors.
Dad was so proud of us, his six (three by marriage) children ( Cherie & Chad, Kara & Eric, Bobby & Michelle), but he lived and breathed for his grandchildren. He was blessed to have Kailie, Olivia, Rebecca & Noah, Soleil & Sara, Patricia, Tyler & Jade, Mikki, Maggie, Francky & almost Sophie, to fill his heart and memories with joy and laughter. His faithful and beloved dog, Abby and his goofy grand-dog Louie, provided hours of much needed companionship and comfort throughout his lengthy journey through sickness and healing
Dad’s friends, extended family and “Husky Comrades” were instrumental in providing cheer and camaraderie in his later years, as he struggled with the limitations that his failing health presented. His generous spirit resulted in frequent gatherings, at Bob’s house, over the years. Many Christmas Eve celebrations culminated in hearty renditions of “O’Tannenbaum” and true story telling.
Near the end, we realized the gift of true caring when Diane Olafson stepped in to help Mom with the hard stuff. Dad drew strength and peace from Diane’s tender care, and a burden was lifted for us all. Diane, Auntie Donna and Aunt Laura helped us to carry Dad home to his place of peace. For their heartfelt assistance, we are forever grateful.
If you have a memory of Bob that you would like to share, or if you would simply like to share, quietly, in his memory, please join us at Henderson’s on October 5th, at 3:00pm
(604-792-1344). A celebration of life, in Henderson’s Chapel, will be followed by a reception at the Atchelitz Hall, where Dad attended school back in the day.
Dad loved children – his and everyone else’s. His silliness and good humor consistently drew children near. In honor of his gentle and charitable character, we humbly ask that donations be made to “Hungry for Life”, a charity that feeds children in Haiti, from where six of his grand-children were adopted. (Please contact Ron Ediger for donation details @ 604-799-1655.