Robert Gerard BELLOW

Robert Gerard Bellow passed away at 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2003, in Chilliwack General Hospital, at age 78 years, following a short illness.

He was Born May 25, 1925 in Baldur, Manitoba and is the last of the era of siblings.

Robert leaves to mourn his loving wife, Edna; daughter Marleen (Dennis) DeMare, sons Byron (Shelley) Percy (Vicky) and Tim (Donna); 10 grandchildren, Darryll (Lisa), Kimberlee (Jason) Stelmaschuk, Lance (Lauri), Cassidy, Ronelle Alanna, Shelby, Melissa, Matthew and Megan; great-grandson, Bradlee. His parents Ben and Lydia, brother Frank and sister, Marjorie, predeceased him.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 1:30 pm, from the Chapel at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, B.C. with Major Angus Haggarty officiating.

Bob was a mixed farmer on the homestead in Baldur, Manitoba. He also drove a school bus for 22 vears. He and Edna visited Chilliwack, B.C. fell in love with the valley and mountains and moved here in August 1981 to be closer to their daughter. Bob worked for Fraser Valley Foods for 7 years until he had to take retirement. Many hours were spent with his precious horses and sculpting his picture perfect yard. He was an avid puzzler and made frames for all. He had a passion for playing games of all kinds. He leaves behind a great legacy; he touched the hearts of many and will be remembered for his willingness to help anyone, his true loving friendship, his generosity, his wit and most of all his sense of humour.

The memory of his warmth and kindness will be cherished; he will be missed but never forgotten. We Love You.

A special thank you to Dr. Bartel, Wanda and the N.U.4 of Chilliwack Hospital.