With heavy hearts, Bobby's family announces his sudden passing on November 2, 2021, at the age of 53.
Bob will be sadly missed by his three children: Spencer Scherrer-Stewart (Kamloops), Taiya Stewart and Blake Stewart (Richmond). Bob will also be missed by former wife Shelley Stewart (Richmond) and his eldest son's mother, Vinessa Scherrer (Kamloops). Bob is survived by his mother and stepfather, Donna and Gord Dittberner, and his two sisters: Carol (Jeff) DeFehr (Kamloops) and Jackie (Mark Lamley) Stewart of Vancouver. Missing their uncle is niece, Payton DeFehr-Robb (Kamloops), and nephews, Nolan and Theodore Lamley (Vancouver). Many aunts, uncles and cousins adored Bobby. He is predeceased by his grandmother, Alice Stewart in 2021, father, Robert (Bob) Stewart in 2017; grandfather, Ralph Becker in 2017; niece, Cora Lamley in 2015; grandmother, Erna Becker in 2007; uncle, Larry Morton in 1995 and grandfather, Donald Stewart in 1983.
Bob was born in Kamloops, but moved to Prince George and Port Moody, before settling back in Kamloops in 1980. He attended Robert L. Clemitson Elementary, Valleyview Secondary, and graduated in 1986 from Kam Hi (now SKSS). As a child, Bobby loved spending time at his Grandparent's house, swimming in their pool. Bob also loved going hunting with his Grandpa Ralph and helping him with his forestry projects. Bobby and Grandpa Ralph treasured every minute they spent together. Bobby's grandparents meant the absolute world to him. He would travel far and wide to see them any chance he could.
One of Bob’s greatest passions in life was carpentry. He found enjoyment in taking something ordinary and turning it beautiful. He spent his early years in carpentry building and renovating luxury homes; however, he found more fulfillment in creating art later in life. Bob’s talents even won him notable recognition when he won the Georgie Award from the Canadian Home Builders Association.
Bob had a real connection with nature and loved being outdoors. He cherished the evenings watching the sunset while sitting around a campfire with his family. He also loved being on the water, whether it was boating around a lake, swimming, or just sitting on the beach. Bob was most at peace when he was surrounded by water and wilderness. His love for being outside also led him to develop interests in boats and trucks, specifically Dodge trucks.
One of Bob’s strongest skills was his ability to cook and BBQ. Bob really enjoyed cooking and hosting for family and friends. He was a caring and generous man who had a talent for making everyone around him smile through his huge heart and friendly personality. He was admired for his outgoing persona and contagious laugh that will be missed by many.
In 1994, Bobby and Vinessa welcomed their son Spencer Stewart to the world. Bobby was thrilled to be a father and was always incredibly proud of Spencer. Bob met his former wife, and lifelong best friend Shelley Stewart, on a house boating trip on his favourite lake, Shuswap.
In 1999, he followed his love to Richmond, where they raised their children Taiya (2001) and Blake Stewart (2002). Bob’s three children meant more to him than anything in the world. He loved spending time with them playing video games, going camping, and coaching sports. He instilled in his children to always do what they love and never worry about what others think. He had a loving nature and his life revolved around those he cared about most.
In 2016, Bob moved to Shuswap Lake to spend more time with his father (Bob Sr.). Bob spent his last years on the lake fishing, camping, and enjoying the incredible views. He loved living at Blind Bay, BC, where he sadly passed away.
Rest in Paradise, Bobby.
A celebration of his life will be held with family and friends at a later date.
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