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DRYDEN, Robert Bob

DRYDEN, Robert Bob

June 01, 1946 - September 14, 2019

Bob passed away on September 14, 2019. He will be forever remembered by his wife, Judith “Judy” Louise Dryden (née Jansen); his daughter Amber Lynne Dryden (Mike Miner) and their 2 daughters Savannah and Sage; his daughter Corinne Louise (Jeff) Johnson and her stepson, Steven, and twins, daughter Paige and son Ty; as well as Bob's sister, Sandra “Sandy” Sigurgierson and her family of Gimli, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his mother, Vera Louise (née Cunningham) Dryden, his father, Edgar Leslie Dryden, his brother Lawrence “Larry” Dryden, and his son, Brian Robert Dryden.

Born in River Heights in Winnipeg, MB at 247 Centennial Street, Bob can be best described as a “travelin’ man”. From his birthplace in Winnipeg he went on to travel Europe and the US with his buddy Rick Parker, he then returned home to become a professional Engineer at the University of Manitoba. He married Judy and started his first professional job at Easterville in northern Manitoba. Next, he went back to Winnipeg where his son Brian was born and sadly died at 18 months. Onward to Ottawa, with Federal Fisheries and Oceans, while there his two daughters, Amber Lynne and Corinne Louise, were born. The family's next move was to Calgary, AB with the Arctic Pilot Project, followed by his work with Chevron. His career with Chevron took him to Kazakhstan and then Angola. Before retiring, the family finally moved to Kelowna, BC.

Bob's travels all over Canada, the US, and the rest of the world in general, allowed him to make so many great friends with his engaging personality and quirky sense of humour. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.

We will raise a toast to Bob sometime next summer and request no flowers. If you wish, please send a donation to BC Cancer Foundation, www.bccancer.bc.ca – Kelowna, or to COHA (Central Okanagan Hospice House), hospicehousekelowna.com. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/dryden-robert-bob
Condolence Messages
  • Sep 25, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Bob's humor and his smile. He will be missed.
    Mary Jane Patterson
  • Sep 25, 2019
    Dear Judy, condolences to you & family. Bob will be so missed by many. He was a very special one of a kind fella smart & funny too.
    Maureen & Bill Prevost
  • Sep 22, 2019
    Judy and family, you have lost so much....the hurt doesn't go away but it does get a little easier to live with. Thinking of you.
    Marilyn Foster
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Judy and family, while we haven't seen much of you and Bob around Quail lately, we will always remember Bob's outstanding sense of humor and his infectious laugh. Our sincere condolences.
    Don and Henrietta Steer
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Judy and Family
    Our deepest thoughts and sincere condolences are with you and family in these difficult moments. Bob will always be remembered by us for his quirky sense of
    humour and his dedication as a husband , father and grandpa
    Your friends at Quail
    Lyse & Blair
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Dear Judy,
    I am so sorry to read of Bob's passing! We did have a lot of good times together.
    My deepest condolences to you and family!
    Ada Tindall
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Judy and Family,
    So sad to read this. Nick and I are sending you our deepest condolences and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Nick and Sue
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Dear Judy: So sorry to read this. So many memories of our times together in Quail Ridge. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Valda and Roger