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Robert Gersthofer

June 18, 1954 - January 31, 2010

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Gersthofer, Robert June 18, 1954 – January 31, 2010. Passed away after a brief, second, courageous battle with Cancer. Bob will be incredibly missed by his loving friend and wife, Glenda of 33 years. He will also be terribly missed by his son Shaun 19, who he was so proud of. They shared their love of music by listening to Bob’s old, large collection of records or by listening to Shaun play his guitar and drums right to the end. During his life and illness Bob was especially touched by his caring friends. Warren and Diane, Roseanne and Bill, Marie and Charlie and Bonnie and Bill provided unrelenting support and friendship during his very difficult time. He will be missed by his many other friends and nieces and nephews. We would like to thank all the staff at Cowichan District Hospital and Home Nursing for their exceptional and special care of Bob. Also a very special thank you to Dr. Murray Woods for his dedication to Bob’s health. Bob has always credited Dr. Woods for saving his life with his first battle with Cancer in 1998. Bob was a very talented man with a great sense of humor and courage despite all his health challenges. He was an amazing soap stone carver and pursued his dream of building an Endurance 35’ sailboat in Prince George which we brought to Victoria in 1987. He loved sailing. His final project was a rebuild of a 100 year old house. Bob had a career as a Power Engineer which he enjoyed and spent his final years of work at Victoria General Hospital.

The loneliness with out you.
The ache deep in our hearts:
We’ve nothing left but memories.
With them we’ll never part.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday February 7th at 2760 Lowery Road in Duncan from 1-4p.m. Love Glenda and Shaun
Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallcecbc.com

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: david and kathryn yardley
Relation: friend and co-worker

It is with sadness to here of the passing of Bob. Last time we ran into Bob was at Lizard Lake where it was a family camping weekend for him. Bob sailed on a guy’s race-criusing weekend on our Thunderbird sailboat in breezy conditions with many an adventure along the way. I worked with Bob at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, myself as a machinist and Bob a power engineer. Bob new how to do his job well, was independent and was always good for a healthy debate on public affairs and politics. He spoke his mind and had the knowledge to back his convictions. Our thoughts support you in this time of grieving.

From: david and kathryn yardley
Relation: friend and co-worker

It is with sadness to here of the passing of Bob. Last time we ran into Bob was at Lizard Lake where it was a family camping weekend for him. Bob sailed on a guy’s race-criusing weekend on our Thunderbird sailboat in breezy conditions with many an adventure along the way. I worked with Bob at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, myself as a machinist and Bob a power engineer. Bob new how to do his job well, was independent and was always good for a healthy debate on public affairs and politics. He spoke his mind and had the knowledge to back his convictions. Our thoughts support you in this time of grieving.

From: julie francoeur
Relation: know glenda

I was so sorry to read of your recent loss Glenda my thoughts are with you and your son at this time.
Julie Francoeur

From: julie francoeur
Relation: know glenda

I was so sorry to read of your recent loss Glenda my thoughts are with you and your son at this time.
Julie Francoeur

From: Rob and Carrie Hokanson
Relation: Friends

Our condolences to you, Glenda and Shaun. I was very sad to read that Bob had passed away. We have many fond memories of you three at the marina. I remember when Bob had beat the first round that he began his artistic endeavours and how happy he was to be creative and healthy. We are sorry to have missed the memorial service today as well. We will be thinking of you. Best regards….

From: Rob and Carrie Hokanson
Relation: Friends

Our condolences to you, Glenda and Shaun. I was very sad to read that Bob had passed away. We have many fond memories of you three at the marina. I remember when Bob had beat the first round that he began his artistic endeavours and how happy he was to be creative and healthy. We are sorry to have missed the memorial service today as well. We will be thinking of you. Best regards….

From: Wendy and Greg Williams
Relation: friends of Glenda and Bob

Glenda and Shaun, We were so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. We know he will be missed by everyone who knew him. We will fondly remember the fun times we had with our boys. Our love to you both.
Wendy and Greg Williams and boys.

From: Wendy and Greg Williams
Relation: friends of Glenda and Bob

Glenda and Shaun, We were so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. We know he will be missed by everyone who knew him. We will fondly remember the fun times we had with our boys. Our love to you both.
Wendy and Greg Williams and boys.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 7, 2010
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
2760 Lowery Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6B5

2760 Lowery Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6B5

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