Robert James Gregory
October 4, 2017
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Robert James Gregory announces the sudden, unexpected loss of their son, brother and father. Robert was raised in Kelowna BC, and resided in Nanaimo BC. He passed away on Oct 4, 2017.
His two young children Abbegale and Jacob, who have lost a huge influence in their lives, survive Robert. It is a terrible shame that they have lost the opportunity to truly know him, how wonderful he could be and the depth of his love for them.
He has left behind his father, Ron Gregory, wife Zinnia, his preceded Mother Marion McGowan, stepfather Barry McGowan.
Sisters Beverly and Joanne as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert was very physically fit and a gifted natural athlete who loved sport and exercise. A gym owner, personal trainer, and health professional, he enjoyed helping others realize their fitness goals and improve their way of life.
He excelled in all sports (a gift his son has inherited) and was a joy to watch waterskiing, his shoulder almost grazing the water and the spray from his ski covering both wakes.
He loved the outdoors, skiing, swimming, and hiking, all of it. He also did what a brother does, teasing his sisters in one moment and protecting them fiercely the next.
Robert struggled with his demons long and hard up to the end, and his life was taken away too soon. We hope he is finally at peace. He will be missed.
A celebration of life will be held for Rob on October 21, 2017 at 555 Houghton Rd., Kelowna in the clubhouse from 2:00-4:00 pm.