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Robert Henry Wassick

September 25, 1928 - May 23, 2016


Robert Henry Wassick  “Bob”

September 1928 – May 2016

Born in September of 1928 and passed at Jubilee Manor in Nelson, in May 2016. Bob grew up with 2 older brothers and two younger sisters. His parents owned the Occidental Hotel (now Finley’s). Bob graduated from High School and then went to UBC graduating with a Bachelor of Physical Education with a minor in Biology. After obtaining a teaching degree he taught in Cranbrook, then two years at an American school in Tokyo, Japan and then worked on many cargo ships through China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. He visited Thailand, Vietnam, Burma and India. Travelling to England he taught in London for two years before returning to teach in Montreal. Later after going to BC to visit family he accepted a teaching job at South San Francisco High School, where he spent the rest of his career. After retiring he gave driving lessons to seniors. In his late seventies he moved back to Nelson to be closer to family. He is predeceased by his two brothers, Rich and Harry (Red), and survived by two sisters, Betty Agnew and Dorothy Anderson.

The family would like to thank all nurses, care aides, activity coordinators, kitchen staff, housekeeping, and Dr’s Bridger and Janz for all of their care and compassion!!!

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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

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

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: acquaintance

Bob was always such a delight whenever I went up with a group to sing at Jubilee. Always had a smile on his face.
Keeping his family in my prayers.
Joey Gatchell

From: Barbie Price
Relation: Caregiver, friend

It was my pleasure to have been fortunate to have cared for Dear sweet Bob at Jubilee Manor. He was the most gentle, sweet, caring man i’ve ever met. His smile would light up the entire facility! You will be VERY missed by all my friend. But you are with your brothers…who meant the world to you. Love and miss you always, Barbie

From: Lydia Towner-Sikes
Relation: Cousin

Bob was one of the greats. I spent many happy, fun hours with him. Always a smile, always a joke, always great kindness and giving of himself. He will be forever in my heart. I love you Bob, Dee Dee

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