Bob Gardner

Bob Gardner

1945 - 2024

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Robert James Gardner…”Bob” passed away peacefully, with his loving wife and family by his side in Kelowna General Hospital on June 15, 2024 at the age of 78.


Bob is survived by his loving wife, Cheryle, daughter Janice(Dean) granddaughters, Lacey and Kyla, son Jamie (Cheralee) grandsons, Kyle, Devon, Ben and Caleb. Stepdaughter Joy, and her 3 children, Jasmine, Falon, Justin, Stepson Chad (Kelly) grandsons Ty and Turner. Sisters, Mary-Ellen(Doug), Judy, Lori (Brian) and brother Jerry (Barb)


Bob was predeceased by his brother Billy (1972) His second wife Wendy (1985) mother Edith (1988), father Mel (1991), his niece Danielle (2016) and brother in law Paul (2018)


He was born in Selkirk, Manitoba July 7, 1945. His parents, Mel and Edith relocated to Fort St. John to raise their family of 6 children.


Bob started working at the tender age of 11 driving water truck for his dad, Mel. He had a passion and pride for working hard. This showed in the many jobs he had before deciding to start his own business. Bob, worked alongside his brother Jerry and as a partner with cousin Jim Treliving. Bob built a successful business and had a great reputation of being an extremely smart man, fantastic boss and a great friend.


Bob married Helen Heilmann in 1964, they were married for 13 years and had 2 children, Janice and Jamie.

He then married Wendy Rae Sandman in 1979, who sadly passed in 1987. Bob married Cheryle Phillips in 1991 and were married (33 yrs) until he passed.


Bob loved many things, his family and his dogs at the forefront. Spending time on the golf course and behind the helm of his fishing boat were much loved pastimes. As well as, amassing an impressive collection of vintage cars.


Bob had a kind, generous and loving nature that people gravitated to.  Anyone in his presence, longed for nothing, he was a fantastic host. He divided his time between the lake, the ranch and yuma.


Needless to say, Bob was one of a kind and the loss of this special man is immeasurable.


Gone, but never forgotten, may he rest in peace …


A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Friday, July 26th, at 2:00 pm at the Pomeroy Hotel in Fort St. John, BC.  Those unable to attend the service may join via livestream HERE.

For those who wish to make a donation in Bob's memory, contributions can be made to the Fort St. John SPCA.



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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Friday, July 26, 2024
Pomeroy Hotel
11308 Alaska Rd
Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
Celebration of Life