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Robert Pickering

April 10, 1929 - September 7, 2016


Robert Ejnard  Pickering -April 10, 1929 – Sept 7, 2016

Bob passed away at Kootenay Lake Hospital after a short illness at the age of 87. Predeceased by his parents Bob and Gerda Pickering, Granite Rd, Nelson BC. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Gladys (James), son Jim (Donna), his brothers Gordon (Pat), and Jerry, nephew Tracy and niece Leah, cousin Bruce (Vicky), and many friends and relatives.

He spent his career working at the Department of Highways and Imperial Oil.  He was active in Nelson Minor Hockey, Little League baseball, woodworking and especially helping others.

Many thanks to the support of all the hospital staff, a special thanks to Dave and Linda Brown and Dr. Kevin McKechnie.

No service by request.  Donations may be made to Nelson Minor Hockey, Nelson Leafs, PO Box 311, Nelson, B.C.
V1L 5R2 or a charity of choice.


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

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: former MOH co-worker

Gladys and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great guy, always a smile on his face…even with a twinkle of mischief.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Joey Gatchell (former Highways District employee)

From: Jeannine. Koehle
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing,. my deepest sympathy to all the family.

From: Jerry Burdenie
Relation: Went to school with his son Jim

To all the Pickerings (but especially Mrs. P, Jim and Jerry): Carol and I were saddened to hear of Mr. P’s passing. He’ll always be remembered by us as a man with a glimmer in his eye and a wisecrack waiting for the right time to be unleashed in your direction. Our thoughts are with you as we remember Mr. P and the times we spent with him and his family. Carol and Jerry Burdenie

From: Leah Nelson
Relation: Friend

Dearest Gladys, I am truly sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. What a wonderful guy he was! I will never forget his kindness. My most heart felt condolences to you, and your family. xoxo

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
Nelson Minor Hockey, Nelson Leafs, PO Box 311, Nelson, B.C.
V1L 5R2 or a charity of choice.

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