February 20, 1940 – August 31, 2022
Bob Bennison passed away peacefully on August 31, 2022, in Vernon, BC.
He is survived by his sons Kyle (Collette) Bennison, and Ron Bennison; stepchildren Deanna, Keli, and Jim Jamieson; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother Don (Karen) Bennison; and sisters Claudette Bennison and Joan (Tom) Kelley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was predeceased by his wife Margaret (d. 2018); his parents Lloyd and Edythe; son Brian; daughter Renee, and brother Graham.
Bob worked in Revelstoke for the CPR as an engineer. After retiring he worked with forestry and logging companies building roads.
In 2007 he and his wife Margie moved to Desert Cove and spent many years travelling in their RV and wintering in Arizona.
Bob’s happy place was the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and miner. He maintained his trapline in the Goldstream for many years.
He was a very gregarious and outgoing person who amassed many friends throughout his lifetime and was available to help anyone out. He was a storyteller and kept everyone entertained.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital for the care that Bob received.
As per Bob’s request, a memorial service will not be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society.
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