PRESTON, Robert James. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved and cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Robert James Preston, on July 26, 2012. Born in Winnipeg, MB on October 2, 1943. Bob is survived by his wife Pat, daughters Laura (Todd) and Sheryl, grandson Tyler (DeDe), twin brother John, and sisters Joan & Gladys. Loved and admired by many, Bob passed away peacefully with Pat & his two daughters at his side after a valiant six-year struggle with liposarcoma. Bob had a passion for numerous hobbies; namely playing guitar, singing, golfing, car restoration, camping, & vacationing in Indio, California. After his own experience with long hospital stays, Bob was inspired to entertain & share his music with others. His unique & heartfelt “Man in Black” tribute to Johnny Cash was Bob’s way of brightening other people’s lives & giving back to others during his illness. His zest for life, sense of humor and kind soul stayed with him right through to his last hours by extending his love to the people closest to him, talking, laughing, crying, singing and remembering.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Rona Cheifetz and the team at the BC Cancer Agency, as well as the Palliative Care team at VGH, especially Dr. Jyothi and RN, Annaliese. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Friday, August 3 at Valley View Memorial Gardens: 14660 72 Avenue, Surrey; viewing at 9 am & service at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations to: sarcomahelp.org/donations
“…and I’ll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan…”