Robert Wesley (Bob) Mohr
March 23rd, 1930 – October 18th, 2012
Bob was born in Vernon, B.C. on March 23rd, 1930 where he remained a lifelong resident. His family was his great love and pride. At an early age, he showed a great interest in mechanics. After doing a variety of jobs, he began a long career with Seymour Equipment where he was employed as the service manager until opening Bob’s Marine Service in September 1995.
His incredible talent in anything mechanical lead him to, among other things, being part of the first car race team at Tillicum Valley. He was also a long time member of the Vernon Snowmobile Club and the Vernon Ski-Doo Racing Team where many winter weekends were spent at races in the area.
Bob also had a life time interest in aviation and spent many hours building model airplanes and travelling to model airplane shows and events. Upon retirement, he took up woodworking, which was something he said he had wanted to try ever since making a bowl in high school. He became an accomplished craftsman, building and refinishing furniture and projects for family and friends. His passion, he said, was in designing something and then creating it. If he could fix it, he would, but if he could redesign and make it better, he always did.
Bob passed away at his home on October 18th, 2012 after a courageous battle with Cancer and ALS. He was predeceased by his only sister, Iola, in 1986 and leaves behind to mourn his passing: his wife Judy of 34 years; his sons: Jim of Albuquerque NM, Gordon (Chris) of Terrace, Dan (Pete) of Vancouver, Mike (Nicole) of Chico, California; his daughter Lonnie (Brian) of Vernon; along with 6 grandchildren and numerous family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer or ALS Society of British Columbia.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mohr residence on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 3885 East Vernon Road, Vernon, B.C.
Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Phone: (250) 542-4333