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Robert Kennith Verigin
June 14 1969- Sept 25 2021

It is with very deep heartfelt sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our brother, "Fun uncle Bob" and a good friend to many.

Bob was born on a night the Aurora Borealis ran wild and free which fit Bob's colorful personality. He was raised in the Kootenays before moving to Kelowna where he completed school and grew his interest for photography and expanded his curiosity for creating unique art.
Bob worked hard and played hard.He enjoyed all types of adventures including travelling, camping, astronomy and biking around the city where he was always ready to whip out his camera at a moments notice to get that beautiful shot.

Bob was a talented photographer, winning many awards and showcasing his amazing prints around the city or helping on film sets. Bob belonged to many different clubs and organizations and in doing so has made a lot of different friends which he cherished. Bob always found new adventures to go on; whether it was uncharted hiking trails, sky diving, scuba diving or booting around on a scooter in Mexico. Ever curious about life and the unknown and loyal to his friends; he revelled in learning new things on his expeditions and the retelling of his escapades. Bob has touched many lives on his short time on Earth but his greatest adventure has begun.

Predeceased by his parents, Larry and Nina Verigin and both his grandparents. Bob is survived by his sister Lana Verigin and brother Kelly Verigin and deeply remembered by his aunts/uncles and cousins.

A big thank you to his friends that were with him during his passing. Bob left us far too soon and with a empty hole with his passing which we will fill with his memories, stories, advice, and laughter.

Deeply missed and forever remembered- Rest in peace big brother

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com for the Verigin family.

Link: www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/kelowna-bc/robert-verigin-10391984
Condolence Messages
  • Dec 07, 2021
    Was saddened to hear about Bob. He was a genuine person with a good soul and adventurous spirit. Will miss chatting with him. My condolences to his family.
  • Dec 06, 2021
    I first met Bob 28 years ago - he was the good friend of my good friend. Through the years I'd see him from time to time, and I've come to the conclusion that he was one of the most genuine and good-natured people I've ever encountered. His stories were epic and hilarious. Thank you Bob - see you on the other side. JV
  • Dec 06, 2021
    Bob was loved by many that considered him their best friend/best man. We shared many amazing moments from high school thru college, as roommates taking up photography, scuba diving, biking, playing some instruments (but never starting a band...), many epic concerts & road trips, our annual Falkland camping trip, Bob photographing our family over many years, and just doing life.
    We love and miss our uncle Bobby, and all of his awesome stories.
    Greg Harshenin and family.
  • Dec 06, 2021
    Bob was a gentle soul. Always enjoyed interacting with him. Condolences to his family.
  • Dec 06, 2021
    Kelly & Lana:
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother....May he rest peacefully now, and know that he is watching over you now....
    Vernell Komant
  • Dec 06, 2021
    Lana and Kelly,
    It is with great sorrow that I learned of Bob's passing. I enjoyed interacting with him when he was a student at Springvalley Secondary. He was always a pleasant and decent person to meet.
    My condolences,
    Dave Hamilton
  • Dec 06, 2021
    Fun Bobby!
    Life was always a thrill when Bob was around us. For the Falkland CREW a ride on the planet where Bob resided always raised our awareness to his character and his generosity . Too soon he left us and we couldn't have stopped him from going that day. Perhaps and hopefully the toughest phone call i have ever taken that Saturday in September, feeling and seeing the loss of such a great character for this group of Friends was definitely unplanned..
    We will forever have our amazing memories of Bob and laugh as we tell the stories of his dynamic "influenced" late evening conversations around a camp fire.
    I still do not have a dry eye when I look at Old Blue in the Garage, he started leaking transmission fluid the day Bob left us to get on to his next adventure.
    Its a a sign that the Old Blue Truck will Bring constant positive memories of Fun Bobby to our home.
    We miss you and love you my friend. Enjoy the ride.
    Chris Block and Family.
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