Robert Turnbull

On July 24, 2006, Mr. Robert Henry Turnbull passed away peacefully in Kamloops at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 94 years.

He is survived by his sister Kay Merrick of Kamloops and long time family friend Patricia Odine and Goddaughter JoAnne Maltais, both of Williams Lake and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Rose Minto Turnbull on December 22, 1989.

Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, there was no formal service, by request, and interment to follow at Lower Nicola Cemetery at a later date.

Bob had a very interesting life. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 7, 1912.

His career started in Abbotsford in 1944 as a B.C. Provincial Police officer.

He then transferred to Clinton and onto Alexis Creek. In 1950 it became the RCMP and he also was stationed in Fort St. James, Lumby, and retired in Dawson Creek.

Bob and Rose then moved back to Williams Lake, the little town they loved.

Bob became a brand inspector for many years and his wife was busy with her art work.

Still not determined to fully retire, he was a familiar face at the Stampede Ground sand riding arena as he was the caretaker and Rose was very active in the Arabian horse shows throughout the Cariboo.

In 1983 the Stampede poster was done in recognition of Bob, on the tractor working the Stampede rodeo grounds, of which he was very honoured.

In 1981 they moved on to Kamloops to reside, and he always wished he had moved back to the Cariboo that he loved.


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