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LINDSAY, Robert "Bob"


November 25, 1942 - January 21, 2021

Robert "Bob" Bruce Lindsay passed away on January 21, 2021, after a 6-year battle with cancer.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on November 25, 1942, Bob was the youngest of four children of A. Bruce Lindsay and Margaret "Peggy" R. Lindsay. Raised in Edmonton, Bob attended St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, St. Kevin’s Junior High, and he graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1960.

Following high school, Bob chose a career in finance and banking and spent some 45 years in the business with the Bank of Montreal (Toronto), Assistant Vice President of Bank of B.C/HSBC (Vancouver and Kelowna) completing his career in 2005 retiring as Senior Vice President of Valley First Credit Union.

Since retirement, Bob and his wife Nette fulfilled a lifelong dream and travelled extensively visiting many Pacific Rim countries as well as countries in Europe and Africa and enjoying cruises throughout the world.

Bob was very active in Kelowna’s business and sports community. He served on the executive board of Crimestoppers, on the board and executive of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, member of the Canadian Bankers Association where he was a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He was also a Founding and Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise and serves as President of the club in 1988 followed by a year as District Governor’s Representative.

Sports occupied much of Bob’s time. He was the founder of the Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association in 1983 and served as its president for three years while coaching and officiating games. Active in tennis and racquetball for many years and a member of Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club, he turned much of his attention to the Okanagan Mainline Football Society (Okanagan Sun Football Club) in 1990 and served on the board for over 20 years, 13 as President.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Nette; his two sons Michael and Anthony; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; sisters Marianne and Margaret; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bob was predeceased by his brother Don in 2018.

The atmosphere in the Lindsay clan has been diminished with the loss of our Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. As we remember him, he is not really gone.

Each family member will have very personal and cherished memories.

Nette, Mike (Michelle), Tony (Kelli), Tyler (Whitney, Lincoln, and Scarlet), Jessica, Katie, Victoria (Memo), Stephanie (Hunter), Cole (Jakayla), Hunter, Blair (Hudson).

A man of many attributes: Bob was an Alberta Jr. Basketball international player; a Meteorologist trained in Ottawa, Ontario, his posting after graduation was to Northern Ontario, not a cold weather lover he became a banker; yet, unusual as it may seem, the 6’7 man was a stage actor, playing the role of Mr. Jordan, the error-ridden and mysterious Angel in the stage play “Heaven Can Wait”.

Thank you for all our treasured memories, a few to mention, large family breakfasts, bagpiper on the pool deck, trips for the sons on their 40th birthdays (and yes football was involved), family dinners, backyard band, Christmas in July for the family members far away at Christmastime, ethnic dress parties (with appropriate food selection), each grandchild’s 14th birthday trip exclusively planned for their interests, and shopping with Grandpa (each granddaughter alone selecting a school outfit followed by lunch). And, so many more delightful recollections we will enjoy.

With much love and thanks for the memories Bob, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized due to Covid-19. An announcement will be made at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com (click direct link below)

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Condolence Messages
  • Feb 26, 2021
    Bette and family, such a shock to hear of Bob's passing. I well remember so many happy times together for both business and pleasure. Pat has enjoyed happy HSBC memories with Bob. Our thoughts are with you and the family. Pat and Terry Baker
  • Feb 14, 2021
    Mike and Family,
    I was sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, he accomplished a lot in his lifetime and had a big impact on the Kelowna sports scene. I will miss seeing Bob around Gallaghers...he always greeted you with a big smile. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Mike.
    Mark Smith
  • Jan 30, 2021
    Nette, Mike, Tony and families, as well friends, I know he will be missed by all as Bob was such a great presence, my condolences and prayers to all at this time.
    Arnold Nesdoly
  • Jan 30, 2021
    Dear Nette and Family
    So sorry to read of Bob's passing. I know how much Harley respected and appreciated Bob all the days they worked together. Harley particularly admired how he openly spoke of his love for his wife and sons and put their well being first.
    I wish that you can hang onto your wonderful memories together to ease your sadness.
    Vickie Biddlecombe
  • Jan 29, 2021
    Nette, Mike, Tony and family,
    We are sending you our heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time. Bob was a good friend and a pillar of the Okanagan Sun Football Team. He was a one in a million. A big personality with an even bigger heart... never to be forgotten. Grateful for all the wonderful memories.
    Les and Barbara Weiss
  • Jan 28, 2021
    Nette and family I just got the news that Bob can no longer be with us. He will be missed by everyone that he touched whether it be Banking , Rotary ,Sports and so much more. He has left me with nothing but good memories and I know he has done the same for you and yours.
    Walter and Lisa Jabs with our deepest sympathy.
  • Jan 28, 2021
    Nette and family. We are so saddened by the news of Bob’s passing....he was such a kind man.
    Lynn & Doug Rattray
  • Jan 27, 2021
    I regretfully have to add my condolence to my friend Mike, Tony and Nette. I know this is a terrible time for the entire family. Coping with such loss is hard and physical. Bob will be missed, but his legend will grow as time goes on. My wife Ferne worked with Bob at B of BC and HSBC. I can't sum up the craziness that occurred in the off hours in this space. Suffice to say, Bob was not only a valued mentor in the banking business, but also taught much in the party aspects. He will be missed on the golf course as well, we'll just have to come up with our own one-liners.
    Ken Faulkner
  • Jan 26, 2021
    Dear Nette, Mike, Tony and families. Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of all that was Bob.
    I was glad to see that he was honoured by being inducted by The Okanagan Sun Football Hall of Fame that he dedicated so many years to.
    I know he will be missed by you all. May you all find comfort in each other and all the good memories of the years you all have enjoyed together as a family.
    Pam Reesor
  • Jan 26, 2021
    Mike and your family...Saddened to learn of Bob’s passing...wishing you strength through a very difficult time in your lives. His memory will live on at Gallagher’s with the ones that knew him on the golf course. A fun guy....Rob Hegion
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Nette and Family,
    Deepest condolences , Bob was a stalwart member of Kelowna’s volunteer community. Many a time he was there to give guidance in selling 50/50 tickets
    or helping out at the refreshment stands at his Sun home games.
    He will be missed
    Graham and Brenda Bell
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Nette, Mike, Tony and family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great friend and mentor. He will be remembered as one of the best guys to have at your side, on and off the field. Rennie and Cheryl Wutke
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Nette and Family,
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this very difficult time,
    Tony & Jeanne Gaspari
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Bob was a man with a vision and a very good one .. We had lots of great discussions over the years . Bob made the Kelowna area a better place to live
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Nette and Family,
    Gary and I were so saddened to hear of Bob's passing....we will always have very fond memories of our past times together.
    Our deepest condolences for you and your family
    Gary and Judy Gladu
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Our condolences to Nette and the Liindsay family. Bob was a very positive presence at Sunrise Rotary for many years. Our thoughts and prayers. Andy & Louise Griffin
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Nette and family,
    Chris and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob.
    I was extremely pleased to find out that Bob was inducted into the Okanagan Sun Hall of Fame, a prestigious honour that was certainly fit for Bob for all his many years of hard work and committment.
    I was also happy to see Bob at a Sun Football event a few years ago at the Capri Hotel.
    I am writing about the induction in this weeks column and am very pleased to do so.
    Our sinere condolences to you and the family.
    Maxine and Chris DeHart
  • Jan 24, 2021
    I will miss Bob’s presence at our Sunrise Rotary meetings and the Sun Football games where we always enjoyed a beverage and the games together.
    Brian Fennell
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Nettie, Mike, Tony and family, my heart aches for all of you. I had the privelege to work for Bob at Bank of BC/HSBC for many cherished years . We were a tight group of bankers and friends , He always placed employees and clients top of mind , lots of fun times . Rest in Peace Bob, you will never be forgotten. Luanne Chore
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Nette & Family:
    I was shocked to hear of Bobs passing.Great friend and always positive.He will be missed. Merle and my thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
    Royce Hetherington
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Sincere condolences for your loss. Have so many good memories of Bob and in particular the weekly tilts on the basketball court in late 70's.
    Michael Grant
  • Jan 24, 2021
    My condolences to the family. Bob was a wonderful manager to work for at Bank of BC/HSBC. Such good memories. RIP Bob.
    Cynthia Rantucci Warrilow
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Nette & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have great memories of Bob while working with him in the Bank of B. C./HSBC and Valley First Credit Union. He was a big guy with a big heart and will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to Nette and family.
    Marv & Linda Krause, Vernon
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Nette & Family,so sorry for your loss of such an outstanding man.May his memories of your journey together with him help you through this very difficult time.Sincerely
    Elly Zozman (BankofBC/HSBC)
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Thinking of you and your family , I am so sorry , many memories of our bank of BC days .my heart goes out to you .
    Marg brooks and Carl
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Nettie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was a great and fun Manager when I worked for him at the Bank of BC. I believe that Bob is now at peace and free of cancer pain. Nettie, your good memories of Bob in your marriage will help with your grief and loss. Take care. Rose-AnneTurner
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Nette and family
    Soooo sad at this news. When I worked at HSBC he took me under his wings and helped me thru many upsets in my life.
    I’m thinking of all you with love today.
    Sincerely Dorothy Donaldson
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Nettie and Family,
    Sad and Sorry for your loss! A great man! We will have many cherished memories of spending time with you both each summer. Much Love and many Blessings.
    Gayle and Kelsea Peters, Edmonton AB.
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Dear Nette, Toni, Mike and Family:
    Sandi and I are so saddened to hear of "The Bob Fathers" passing. What a wonderful, caring, energetic gentleman. His love of family, the O.K. Sun football team and people in general was exemplary. We will miss him for so many reasons.
    Our prayers are with you all. Perry and Sandi Stang
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Nette & Family
    I am sorry to hear that Bob has passed . He was a great banker and a big help to Kevin and I when we started Kwest in 1991. I always had a lots of laughs with Bob at the Suns golf events . He will be missed our prayers are with your family.
    Dennis and Patty Pirot
  • Jan 23, 2021
    My condolences to Bobs family.
    I crossed paths with him frequently through the years, as Bob wore "many hats".
    A real man of the community. R.I.P. Bob
    Mike Fredrickson
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Nette, Mike, Tony & Family
    Our condolences to you at this difficult time. Bob earned the respect of those in the workplace and also in the community where he volunteered in numerous avenues. Always a positive person and a true friend. We will miss him very much.
    Lorne Ettinger & Elaine Borden
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Mike and family. I was sad to hear of no’s passing. He was a long time member at Gallagher’s Canyon GC and his presence will be missed by all.
    Neal Lam
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Nette and family. Dana and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was such a great guy with a wonderful sense of humour. He will be missed and his memory Im sure treasured by all of you.Jim and Dana Herperger
  • Jan 23, 2021
    My condolences to the Lindsay family on Bob's passing. He was a large presence at all the Okanagan Sun games and functions and will leave a big hole in the organization.
    Sally & Richard Bauman
  • Jan 23, 2021
    I remember Bob from my days at Valley First Credit Union. I once had my picture taken with him and as I am only 4'11" it made quite a few people chuckle. My condolences to your family, Bob was a very nice and kind man to me whenever I met him.
    Darlene Wert
  • Jan 23, 2021
    To the Lindsay family very sorry for your loss . Condolences from Lloyd & Wendy Auch .
  • Jan 22, 2021
    I first met Bob in 1991 when I first started doing business with Valley First Credit Union. Bob was such a gentleman and will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Bob.
    Kevin and Linda Bird
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Many happy times with The Okanagan Sun, Rotary, Golf and road trips. He will be missed.
    Wayne Duchart
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Nettie and Family. I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have many fond memories of our years together at the Bank of B.C. He was a great Manager to work for and such a great guy! My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.
    Donalee Roelofs
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Nette, Mike and Tony. So sorry, and shocked, to hear of Bob’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and entire Lindsay family.
    Corrie Lang
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Nettie and family Bob was the best, big, easy going, and totally involved with the community. He never was in a hurry but was involved in so many things. As far as being a banker he was the best. He didn’t bank by balance sheets, he believed in the person. He was one of my favourite people.
    Gord. Geddes
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Dear Nette, so very very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Have missed seeing you all walking in the Village and felt in my heart things were not well. Our most sincere condolences to you Honey and the entire family.
    Kindest sympathy,
    BarbS sunrise village
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Nette and family we are saddened to here of Bobfathers passing. Have a lot of great memories from all the years with the Okanagan Sun. He will certainly be missed
    Lloyd and Patti Congdon
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Nette & Family:
    I was shocked and saddned to hear of the passing of Bob. I first met Bob when he was manager at The Bank of BC in Kelowna. I know that Bob will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this very sad time.
    Bren Witt
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