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Robert Bob Dunsmore

August 3, 2017 - October 10, 2017


Born in Nelson August 3, 1928 to Alex and Ina Dunsmore, died October 10, 2017

Bob grew up in South Slocan and later apprenticed with West Kootenay Power as a Machinist. In 1951 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and began to see the world. He met Diana the love of his life, in Victoria and they secretly married on May 25th 1954. Bob returned to South Slocan, eventually being employed with West Kootenay Power for 30 years, retiring as Manager of Generations in 1990. Bob is survived by his wife Diana and his two sons and daughter. Family time was spent camping and boating in the Kootenays.  After retiring Bob volunteered many hours with the Nelson Electric Tramway Society. Bob enjoying the competition and camaraderie of bowling. He loved golf, curling, hockey, woodworking, playing the organ and spending time with his 7 grandchildren 4 great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Bob was much loved by many, especially his family

Memorial service: 11 am on October 21, 2107 at the United Church in Nelson.

In memory donations can be made to Nelson Jubilee Manor Foundation, 500 Beasley St, Nelson, BC.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gerry/Betty Ordway
Relation: Friend

Sorry for your loss

From: Bruce Berger
Relation: He's my uncle

My sincere condolences to Auntie Diana, Robert, Glenn, Lynn and family. I have very fond memories of my childhood visiting South Slocan, Crescent Valley & Christina Lake all facilitated by Uncle Bob ūüôā He was my first uncle I can remember meeting and although he was a no nonsense navy man I could see by the twinkle in his eyes he was kind and caring.

From: chris piva
Relation: friends

Diana and family, we are saddened to hear of the news of Bob’s passing. We have so many special memories of great times spent with both of you and your family at Christina Lake. We are sending you all our love and thinking of you all! Chris and Allan Piva and families and Ron and Norma Milne

From: Lawrence Kosiancic
Relation: Freind

I want to offer my condolences to Bobs family I am very sorry to hear of his passing I knew bob since we were teenagers and worked with him in the 1960’s at WKP and Light he was a good friend and good person to work with he will be missed by many

From: Roberta Box Greenstreet
Relation: Friend

My condolences to you, Diana, and your family on Bob’s passing. You both were terrific friends to the Box family in South Slocan. Great mentors, role models and members of the “village” raising the kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Karla Bourgeois
Relation: Family Friend

Diana, Robert, Glen & Lynn. On behalf of the Nygaard family, our sincerest condolences. We are all saddened by Bob’s passing. Bob will always be fondly remembered as a good friend and a true gentleman.

From: Kristina Van der Wereld
Relation: Goddaughter

Dear Auntie Diane, Robert, Glenn, Lynne, and families: My deepest condolences on the passing of my dear Godfather, Uncle Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, and always, Love, Kristina

From: Florence Gendron

Diana and family ,
Our sincere condolences to your loss.
Years have passed , but you remain in our thoughts.
Brian and Flo

From: Greg Corbett
Relation: Former boss

I am sorry for Bob’s family, I worked under him for a couple of summers, and always found him, a good boss. Take care.

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Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
October 21, 2017
Beginning at 11:00am

United Church
602 Silica St,
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 4N1

602 Silica St,
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 4N1

Memorial Gifts

In memory donations can be made to Nelson Jubilee Manor Foundation, 500 Beasley St, Nelson, BC.

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