Robert (Bob/Boog) POWELL

August 17, 1953 – August 22, 2014

Bob passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Vernon on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at the age of 61 years.

He is survived by the love of his life whom he married in 2006, his loving wife and soul mate, Caroline Milsted; children: Jillian (Allan) Roberts and Bobbi (Dave McMillan) Cormier; grandchildren: Kendra Cormier, Riley Cormier, Lily Roberts, Bryce Cormier, Marley Jean Cormier, and Brynn Roberts; step grandkids: Devyn (Ryan) McMillan, Kyra McMillan, and Deagan McMillan; parents, Roy and Jean Powell; siblings: Linda (John) Goetzinger, Daniel (Debbie) Powell, and Patti (Jimmy) Jones; many nieces, nephews and more friends than one can count. Bob was predeceased by his special nephew, Jesse “Kain” Jones.

Bob was born in Drumheller, Alberta, moved to Vernon in 1969 to play Junior Hockey for the Vernon Essos, graduated from VSS in 1971, and spent his working years divided between Bob Powell Construction, Kal Construction and Big Foot Industries. Boog was a member of The Elks and Search and Rescue. Hunting and fishing were an integral part of his life and he spent many hours with family and friends in the bush. He could also be found playing on multiple ball and hockey teams every year.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Army, Navy & Airforce Hall in Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Boog may do so to the Jesse Jones Memorial Fund, Box 444, Queen Charlotte Island, B. C. V0T 1S0 or via e-mail to

Arrangements have been entrusted to

Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333.

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