Passing of Brother Bob Hubbard
Bob (Robert) James Hubbard
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Bob Hubbard in Matanza, Cuba on January 19th, at the age of 73. He is survived by Jan, his wife of 48 years, daughter Shannon, son Jamie (Julie), grandchildren Madison and Nicolas, of Kamloops, sister Pat (Paul) Leloup of Richmond, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joan and Gerry Sheanh of Chilliwack, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Dorothea Hubbard of Kelowna, sister and brother-in-law Aileen and Ken Dallas of Langley, and niece Sheila Dallas, in-laws Walter and Jean Dyke and brother-in-law Bradley Dyke of Richmond.
Bob was born in Vancouver, and raised and attended school in Richmond. His first job was jockeying cars for Tilden Rent-a-Car, which he enjoyed because he got to drive hot cars. Following brief employment with Esso, he and a partner purchased a used Hayes cab-over truck and hauled loads around the province for British Pacific. While this endeavor only lasted a year he had many stories to tell of his adventures. In 1967 he decided to enroll in a first aid program and that was the beginning of his career in the ambulance service, starting with Richmond Ambulance as a driver and attendant, and ending with the BC Ambulance Service 39 years later in Kamloops in Dispatch Quality Improvement. In retirement his interests included travel, photography, geocaching, fishing, and researching his family ancestry.
Bob passed away while enjoying a wonderful vacation in Varadero, Cuba with his wife and daughter.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops V2C 2G8. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Bob’s name to the Heart & Stroke foundation.
Provincial Executive Committee
Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC
CUPE Local 873
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