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Robert John Rourke

August 12, 1928 - December 27, 2016


Bob passed away (or as he would have put it, ìMy string ran out’) at Evergreen Care Unit. His loving wife, Anne, passed away 11 years ago, almost to the day.
Bob is survived by his children David (Dorothy), Wayne (Zoe) and Alan (Grace), his grandchildren Leah, Cam (Daniela), James and Graydon and his great-grandson Jeremy Donofrio.
Born and raised in Victoria to Harold and Muriel (Brethour) Rourke, Bob was a lifelong resident of Powell River. After graduating from Vic High in 1946, he joined the BC Forest Service. He met his wife, Anne Carwithen, when she was boarding at his folks place in Victoria.

After serving with the forest service, Bob had the opportunity to join the Powell River Company in 1954 as a log scaler; in 1959, the company became MacMillan Bloedel. Bob took pride in his role in log supply and enjoyed the friends he made during his time at the mill.
Bob and Anne always had a desire to pay back the community and were active volunteers in Westview Volunteer Fire Department, Scouts, Big Brothers, Myrtle Point Golf Club and Meals on Wheels.

Bobís family and friends will miss his humour and positive attitude.
A celebration of life will take place at 1 pm on Sunday, January 8, at Carlson Community Club, 4463 Joyce Avenue.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Barbara & Wayne Langdale
Relation: Friend

Thank you Bob for being a wonderful neighbour to our daughter Cheryl. Our Sympathy to your family. R,I,P. Barb, Wayne Cheryl & Chloe Langdale.

From: Bob McCallum and Bev Burnett
Relation: Family Friend

On behalf of Andy and Ang McCallum, Bev and Bob would like to extend our sympathies to the Rourke family with the passing of Bob. Anne and Bob were close friends of our parents and we are sure they would be pleased we remembered both Bob and Anne on their behalf.

Sincerely, Bev and Bob

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 8, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Carlson Community Club
4463 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

4463 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

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