Robert Lewis Rande
February 27th, 1950 ~ January 18th, 2016. Rob Grew up in Field, Squamish and Golden, BC and loved Yoho National Park.
After jobs in Golden and on Vancouver Island, Rob became an ironworker in 1980 and lived in the lower mainland till he retired in 2013 and moved to Chilliwack to fish! Rob, was loved by many for his strength, joy, and “tough but tender” heart. With a wide variety of friends, adventures and learning curves, Rob had years worth of memorable stories. Rob worked hard and played hard. Any sport he did, which included tennis, golfing, scuba diving, and his life long passion of fishing, he did well. As a reader and a renovator, Rob was always willing to learn. After years of searching for ‘something more’, Rob became a Christian in December of 1993. Two years later, Rob met Lorna, and they were married on March 16, 1996. Rob took Lorna’s three pre-teen daughters as his own and they, along with Lorna, have loved him fiercely all of these years. After walking two of his Daughter’s down the isle, (three months apart in 2013), a road trip in 2013 and February in Rwanda in 2014, retirement life was rich. In June, 2014, at 64, Rob was diagnosed with High Grade Neuroendocrine Carcinoma. With courage Rob fought through 18 months of chemo. In November we were told there was nothing more to be done to stop the tumours from growing. Rob was grateful to be here for the birth of his first Grandchild on December 20th 2015. Rob breathed his last with his family encircling his bed singing “Keeper of the Stars”, by Tracy Byrd, on January 18th, 2016.