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Robert James Hickey

April 20, 1930 - August 28, 2015


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Hickey, after a long and well lived life. Bob was born and raised in Nelson, the youngest son of Robert and Jean Hickey. He and his loving wife, Yvonne (nee Mermet), were married on Aug 14th, 1954, and recently celebrated their 61st anniversary, having raised their two children, Doug and Diane, in the Nelson community. He was a very private, quiet man, who had a love first, of family, but also of mechanics and machinery, which formed the basis for the jobs he held throughout his career. In their retirement, Bob and Yvonne have enjoyed many pleasant times with friends – enjoying breakfast at A & W, or afternoon coffees at the mall. Bob enjoyed his morning coffee with the guys. Anyone who knew Bob would know that he was at his happiest while puttering in his shop.
He is pre-deceased by: Parents, Robert & Jean Hickey; Brother, Roy; Sisters, Lillian, Verna and Betty. Bob is survived by loving wife, Yvonne; son, Doug (Beth); daughter, Diane (Allan); and grandchildren Robert, Deanna (Ben), Thomas and Chloe; and sister, Pearl Hesse.
If you so desire, a donation can be made in Bob’s honor, to the BC Cancer Foundation, Southern Interior at: Att’n: Tracy Klassen, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3 OR call Tracy at 250-712-3921.


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From: Susan Potter( nee Albert)
Relation: classmate of Diane

Just a note for the family to say how sad I was to hear that Mr. Hickey has passed away. He and his wife have always been a lovely couple to see out and about. A terrible loss of a very sweet gentleman. May your family be comforted by all those who knew, love and respected him.

From: Toni Malacko
Relation: My friend's father

Thinking about Yvonne and Doug and Diane. Always remember Bob as a kind patient man when I hung out with Diane in our younger day. I have a vivid memory of Bob driving the green Willys and having coffee with my dad at the A and W. Nelson will miss him.

From: Linda Zeznik
Relation: neighbor

I am so sad to lose my precious neighbor. Bob was such a sweet man and it was always a pleasure to chat with him. Both he and Yvonne are examples of perfect neighbors,always looking out for me,and doing snow removal. I really miss this kind and gentle person. My heart breaks for Yvonne every time I look out and know he is not there with her. Sympathy to all of his family and friends.

From: Rose Mary Zieverink
Relation: Friend

Love hugs and prayers for you Yvonne and also with your family.

I have many fond memories of seeing you and Bob at Dr. Daniels and also bumping into to you both at the Mall. The memories make me smile.

From: Mike McClenaghan
Relation: Friend

Sorry to hear about the loss of Bob…fond memories going back to the 70’s…remember your neighbour, Rocky Ashton. Sounds like Bob lived a great life and enjoyed retirement……Finnigan

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