McArthur, Robert Blair
July 23, 1932 – November 8, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob McArthur at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on November 8, 2012 at the age of 80 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Merle, and his children, Donna Albury, Jill Silano (Jim), and Blair McArthur (Val).He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sarah (Josh), Christopher, Stephanie (Scott), Justin and Matthew, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Isabel and George, and his grandson Jason.
Bob was born in Cereal, Alberta and raised in Vancouver, B.C. He worked for CIBC from the age of 18 until his retirement from the Vernon main branch. He was an avid golfer, a devoted family man, and a true gentleman who was greatly respected by all who met him.
There will be no service at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, whose who wish, may make a contribution in Bob’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, PO Box 3652 Station Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 3Y8, or to a charity of their choice.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the physicians and staff of the VJH Emergency Department who tended to Bob in his last hours and ensured his comfort, as well as to the staff of DJ’s private care home, Polson Multi Unit, and Creekside Landing for all of the care and compassion provided to him in the past 3 ½ years. Bob was much loved and will be deeply missed.