Robert (Bob) John Etienne
May 5, 1929 –
October 28, 2012
Robert passed away peacefully at Durand Manor in Golden, BC at the age of 83. Robert was born in Brussels Belgium and immigrated to Canada, residing in Donald. Bob married Fernand (Duval), they had 4 children – Lucy, Pierre, Daniel and Chris. Eventually they moved to Golden in the 70’s where Bob was employed by Evans Forest Products until his retirement.
Bob loved to fish and hike the local mountains. When not hiking, his passion of carpentry took over by building grandfather clocks. He would never sit idle and could be seen walking the 5 km Selkirk Heights route every single day rain or shine.
Predeceased by his parents Jean and Adrien (Pelletier) and survived by his wife Fernand (Duval) and brother in law Donat Duval: his children Lucy (Roy), Pierre (Deborah), Daniel, and Chris (Monique); grandchildren Miko, Amy (Brad), Kerrie (Brendan), April (Mike) and Nicholas; and great grandchildren Jemma and Corbin.
A memorial service will take place in Golden
at Hindman/Bowers Funeral Home on
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:00 am.
The family would like to take the time to thank all the healthcare professionals who made the Durand Manor home to Bob.
You are all truly compassionate and understanding and
have our utmost respect. Thank you!
Memorial donations may be made
to the BC’s Alzheimer’s Society.
Email condolences may be sent through Bob’s obituary at