Robert James Durrell

March 2, 1939 to August 25, 2014

Bob was born in Quesnel, BC to parents Robert Thomas and Nettie Jane Durrell, both have pre-deceased him. Bob passed away in the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC with his wife Judy and brother Reg at his side after a courageous battle with Stage 4 terminal cancer.

Bob was raised in Quesnel and attended both elementary and secondary school there and vocational training in Prince George. Bob loved large equipment and worked with heavy equipment all his working years. He started out clearing land in the Quesnel area and in later years worked as a road building contractor throughout areas of the province; mainly the Sea to Sky Highway and the Kootenays. Most recently, constructing a road on his mountain property in Genelle/Castlegar.

Bob and Judy loved to travel around Western Canada and the US in their motorhome visiting family and friends and seeing new and different places. They loved to socialize and dance whenever the opportunity arose.

Bob leaves behind his loving wife Judy and her children Barry, Claudine, Donald and Dean and their families as well as Judy’s sisters Kay (Ted), Lucy and brother Delmer (Bev). He also leaves behind his brothers Art (Sandy) and Reg (Pat) as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob will be missed by many.

A special thanks to family and friends who have travelled to Genelle to visit Bob and Judy over the past several months. Also a very special thanks to Dr. Hii for his compassionate care.

There will be no service by request.


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