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ROBERT GORDON SCHELLENBERG  (published on August 23, 2008)

ROBERT GORDON SCHELLENBERG SHELLY September 29, 1944 June 28, 2008 At the age of 63 Robert passed away peacefully at Mission Hospital (Hospice) with his battle with heart and lung disease. Robert was born and raised in Winnipeg and at the age of 25 he moved to BC with his family, wife Sylvia (Holgate), son Dayne and daughter Elizabeth in search of warmer weather. Robert continued his career as a car salesman on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland ending his career as a automotive detailer/polisher in the early 90s. He later divorced and remarried Linda in the late seventies but she was killed in an accident in 1985. They shared one son together, Deryck. Robert was very active in promotional work all over BC He hosted such things as Demolition Derbies and Mud Bogs (four wheel drive racing) He loved country music and the Rolling Stones. Football was his favorite pastime (N.F.L.) but also enjoyed watching the BC Lions take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Robert was predeceased by his father John in 1982, mother Helen in 2005 and brother Leonard in 1988 He is survived by his son Dayne (Colleen) of Kelowna with their children Amanda and Laura, his daughter Elizabeth (Marvin) of Powell River and their children Cory and Bobbi-Lynn and the youngest son Deryck with daughter Amber. He is also survived by his Aunt Mary, and Brothers David (Eleanor), Walter (Edna), Ron (Sandra), Ken (Laureen) and Gerry (Mary); all from Winnipeg. He also had over 50 nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews which he was so happy to see when he came back home. Robert will be buried at Green Acres Cemetery with a private family burial according to his wishes. Robert will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Robert, You'll always be in our hearts.

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