Robert Arthur (Bob) Spencer

Bob, an AME Life Member, was born April 6. 1926 in Stettler, Alberta; and died January 21, 2017 in Vernon, BC. He was predeceased by his first wife Peggy in 2001 and his sister Isabelle in 2016, and survived by his second wife Thelma Irvine of Vernon. He is also survived by daughters Elaine in Burnaby and Kerry (David) Waters in Kelowna, two granddaughters and two great granddaughters and John and Lynn Irvine of Vernon, Leslie Irvine and Rob Apps of Vernon, Brian and Shelley Irvine of Quick, Sandra Irvine and Leo DeGroot of Nelson, and Jim and Linda Irvine of Protection Island.

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Bob was a very proud alumnus of University of Alberta, Faculty of Engineering 1948. After graduation he was hired by Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company of Canada (later Cominco and now Teck Resources Limited) where he spent his entire professional life. Bob’s job took the family to many places in Canada but he was happy to make his final move to Vernon, his favourite place in BC.

Bob had lifelong interests in Canadian history, especially railways, stamp collecting, curling, and camping across Canada. He had special interest in the Britannia Mining Museum and The West Coast Railway Association in Squamish.

The family would like to thank Heritage Square for all the care and compassion they gave Bob during his stay. A memorial service was held on February 17, 2017 at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon at 1:00 PM.

No flowers please. If you wish, donations to Parkinson’s Society British Columbia would be appreciated or your preferred charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home; condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com.