Robert Othmar (Bob) Kappeli
was born on November 16th, 1925 in Lucerne, Switzerland and passed away peacefully at his home in Vernon, B.C. on December 19th, 2013 with his family at his side. He was 88 years old at the time of his death.
Bob will be lovingly remembered by two daughters, Beverly (Don) McKeown of Cold Lake, Alberta and Debbie (Norm) Billows of Vernon, B.C.; one son, Kevin Kappeli of Delta, B.C.; eight grandchildren, Grant and Neil McKeown, Trevor Billows, Becky (Al) King, Jennifer (Lorne) Paananen, Jason, Olivia and Julia Kappeli; three great-grandchildren, Logan and Hayley Paananen and Easton King; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Kappeli on January 25th, 2000 and his daughter-in-law, Theresa Kappeli on January 31st, 2011.
Bob loved his hobby farm and the caring for his llamas. They indeed were his “other children!” He had a passion for driving and often was heard talking about the “over three million kms” he had driven in his lifetime. He was so proud of that accomplishment!
Cremation preceded the Celebration Of Bob’s Life that will he held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with The Reverend Canon Chris Harwood-Jones officiating.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5