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Roberta Bobby Gutwin

June 13, 1948 - August 29, 2011


Roberta “Bobby” Gutwin of Balfour and formerly of Nelson passed away peacefully on August 29, 2011 at the Arrow Lakes Hospital, Nakusp, BC. Bobby was born in Swift Current, SK on June 13, 1948.
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Denis Gutwin, her father, John Philp of Fruitvale, BC, her children, son Robert (Susan) Gutwin of Ottawa, ON, daughter ScottieAnne (Dustin) Hoffman of Nakusp, BC, sister Lesle (Shash)Prasad, brothers Terry(Marlene) Philp, Peter(Ronda)Philp, sister in law Sandra Philp, and many nieces, nephews, and cherished friends. Bobby had four grandchildren whom she adored, Katie, Brennan, Kyle, and Samantha.
Bobby is predeceased by her mother Scottie, and her brother Tim.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr P. Malpass, Dr S. Moola, BC Ambulance service, KLH third floor nurses, Dave Scanlon, Liz Edwards, Paul Moffitt, and a very special thank you to Dr J. Noiles and to Annette and Cheryl in the chemo room, you ladies are the best.
A memorial service will be held Friday September2, 2011 at 1pm, Balfour Evangelical Covenant Church, 7741 Upper Balfour Road, Balfour, BC
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Bobby’s memory.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Anna Plowright
Relation: my friend

Forever in my heart xoxoxoxox

From: Judy Brown
Relation: Friend

I know Bobby for a long time. She used to work with my mother. She is a great person. Sad to see her go but now at least that she will be pain free. My condolenses go to Dennis and families.

From: Patricia Devries
Relation: Work at the Balfour Superette

How sad Peter and I were to learn of Bobby’s passing. I vaguely knew her through Isabel Moore all those years ago, but really got to know her through her personable and friendly service at the store. She was always cheerful and helpful particularly in helping me transfer mail etc. when we were leaving the area for a time.She also took great delight in kidding Peter and Oly M. over their golf game. I cannot believe that she is gone. Our sincere sympathy to the family. She will not be forgotten
Patricia Devries

From: Patricia and Peter Devries
Relation: The Balfour store

To all of Bobby’s survivng family, we send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Though I had become aquainted with Bobby some years ago through Isabel Moore, it was really in dealing with her at the store and in the post office where she so cheerfully helped me to sort out or mail transfers each year that we came to know her. She was always “up”, always cheerful, always helpful and just a joy to know. We are part time residents in this area, so I was not even aware that Bobby was in this battle for her life. I recall how excited she was to become a Grandmother. We have missed her at the store since she retired and will always remember her for the good person that she was.
Sincerely, Patricia and Peter Devries

From: Megan Denny
Relation: Dear Friend

A very heartfelt hug to Denis and Rob, Scottie, and all family. We are sending a constant flow of peaceful thoughts your way!!!!
Love you very much
Megan, and Michael

From: Bob & Linda Rutherglen
Relation: neighbour to my parents

It is with great sadness that we read of Bobby’s passing…such a lovely stoic/strong woman…it seems so unfair that some peoples lives are cut short.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 2, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

Balfour Evangelical Covenant Church
7741 Upper Balfour Road
Balfour, BC Canada V0G 1C0

7741 Upper Balfour Road
Balfour, BC Canada V0G 1C0

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