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GREGORY, Robert James

GREGORY, Robert James

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Robert James Gregory announces the sudden, unexpected loss of their son, brother and father. Robert was raised in Kelowna BC, and resided in Nanaimo BC. He passed away on Oct 4, 2017.

His two young children Abbegale and Jacob, who have lost a huge influence in their lives, survive Robert. It is a terrible shame that they have lost the opportunity to truly know him, how wonderful he could be and the depth of his love for them. He has left behind his father, Ron Gregory, wife Zinnia, his preceded Mother Marion McGowan, stepfather Barry McGowan, sisters Beverly and Joanne as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robert was very physically fit and a gifted natural athlete who loved sport and exercise. A gym owner, personal trainer, and health professional, he enjoyed helping others realize their fitness goals and improve their way of life. He excelled in all sports (a gift his son has inherited) and was a joy to watch waterskiing, his shoulder almost grazing the water and the spray from his ski covering both wakes. He loved the outdoors, skiing, swimming, and hiking, all of it. He also did what a brother does, teasing his sisters in one moment and protecting them fiercely the next.

Robert struggled with his demons long and hard up to the end, and his life was taken away too soon. We hope he is finally at peace. He will be missed.

A celebration of life will be held for Rob on October 21, 2017 at 555 Houghton Rd., Kelowna in the clubhouse from 2:00-4:00pm.

Condolence Messages
  • Oct 22, 2017
    Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Gregory family, may Rob Rest in Peace.
    Ralph and Geri Eide and family.
  • Oct 18, 2017
    Ron and Zinnia, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Hold your memories close in your heart, this will help you. Thinking of you.
    Laverne and Brigita O'Brien
  • Oct 18, 2017
    Ron, Zinnia and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Rob, remember the good times you shared with him. Thinking of you all at this time.
    Walter and Joan Stasiuk
  • Oct 18, 2017
    Ron I'm sorry to hear about your son. Tony and Darlene Folk.
  • Oct 15, 2017
    Ron and Zinn,
    Words cannot express the sadness a person feels in the loss of a son or daughter.
    I hope your memories will give you peace and comfort in the months ahead. So sorry for your loss dear friends.
    Linda and Mel Gagnon
  • Oct 15, 2017
    Dear Ron, Zinna and family, I felt so sad to read of the your loss of Rob. Please accept my sincere sympathies.
    Janet Skubiak
  • Oct 14, 2017
    Hello Ron And Zinnia, we are so very shocked and saddened in the passing of Robert. Although we only knew him in earlier years, our memories are of a wonderful person. We wish you peace and also heartfelt sympathy to all the family. OMG too young and full of life.
    Ron and Lin Newton
  • Oct 14, 2017
    I'm so sorry to hear this news, we went to elementary school at Bankhead. Haven't talked or seen him since but always will be remembered to me as a kind caring person. Hugs to his family through this sad time in your lives.
    Donna royston (Babet)
  • Oct 14, 2017
    Ron, Zinnia and all the family, my sincere condolences on your loss of Rob. wish our paths would have crossed here in Nanaimo so we could have shared some Kelowna memories and gossip. my thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Rob.
    Owen Tagseth
  • Oct 14, 2017
    Ron & Zinnia, We would like to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family, thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
    Jan & Shaun Flanagan
  • Oct 14, 2017
    Rob was my sister in law's caregiver for a few years. He was a great guy. Fun to get along with and really cared. We took him to Mexico and he took care of Michelle on the trip. Had a blast. Although the curbs in pvr were very high he would just lift up Michelle in the wheelchair and off we went. The folks in pvr just looked and wondered who is this guy.
    Very sad to hear about Rob's passing.
  • Oct 14, 2017
    Uncle Ron, zinnia, Beverley and Joanne... I am so sorry to hear this news, it is with a heavy heart that I send this, I had connected with Robert a couple yrs back on fb and was nice to see.. you're all in my thoughts. Sherri Holt
  • Oct 14, 2017
    Ron. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your son.
    Maurice Redding
  • Oct 14, 2017
    Robert and I shared a memorable class in high school that I will never forget. His kind heart still inspires me to this day. My condolences to his family. Be in peace Rob.
    Craig Block
  • Oct 13, 2017
    My heart bleeds for all of you.. I am so, so sorry to hear this news.... I wish I could have somehow helped him more...May he have peace...Melanie Lauren.
  • Oct 13, 2017
    We were neighbors on Monterey Cres, and I have fond memories of swimming in your pool with Rob and of years of school together. Peace be with him and with all who've lost him in their lives.
  • Oct 13, 2017
    Ron and Zinnia, you have my sincerest sympathy. Thinking of you.
    Gerri Cottle
  • Oct 13, 2017
    To the Gregory Family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences. Rob and I graduated together and we were friends. He was a sweet man and a great Dad. May he RIP.
    Lynn Gotro
  • Oct 13, 2017
    Ron and Zinnia, we are saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bryan and Glenda Jackson