April 20, 1930 –
August 28, 2015
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Hickey, after a long and well lived life. Bob was born and raised in Nelson, the youngest son of Robert and Jean Hickey. He and his loving wife, Yvonne (nee Mermet), were married on August 14th, 1954, and recently celebrated their 61st anniversary, having raised their two children, Doug and Diane, in the Nelson community. He was a very private, quiet man, who had a love first, of family, but also of mechanics and machinery, which formed the basis for the jobs he held throughout his career. In their retirement, Bob and Yvonne have enjoyed many pleasant times with friends – enjoying breakfast at A & W, or afternoon coffees at the mall. Bob enjoyed his morning coffee with the guys. Anyone who knew Bob would know that he was at his happiest while puttering in his shop.
He is pre-deceased by: Parents, Robert & Jean Hickey; Brother, Roy; Sisters, Lillian, Verna and Betty. Bob is survived by loving wife, Yvonne; son, Doug (Beth); daughter, Diane (Allan); and grandchildren Robert, Deanna (Ben), Thomas and Chloe; and sister, Pearl Hesse.
If you so desire, a donation can be made in Bob’s honor, to the BC Cancer Foundation, Southern Interior at: Att’n: Tracy Klassen, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3 OR call Tracy at 250-712-3921.
A special thanks to the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca