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September 12, 1949 - May 31, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of Robert Dale Mellish on May 31st, 2024. Rob passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 74.

Rob was a lifelong resident of Revelstoke. In his younger years he played many sports and if he wasn't playing basketball, he was at soccer or baseball. He later helped coach minor baseball and minor soccer while his own kids were involved. He and Judy enjoyed hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing for many years together. He especially loved the new ski hill that took so long to come. He taught many family and friends the art of fishing and truly enjoyed teaching his grandsons and spending time with them.

His children and grandchildren meant the world to him, and time with them was always full of fun and laughter whether we were boating, fishing, skiing or just hanging out. His quirky sense of humor kept us all laughing. Rob was a devoted and loving husband and an amazing dad.

Rob worked for CP Rail for 38 years, spending his last 10 years as a conductor on the Rocky Mountaineer in summers and the snowplough in the winters. He said he had the two best jobs on the railway. After retirement, he volunteered with the Revelstoke Railway Museum and enjoyed the friendships he made there.

Rob was predeceased by: his parents, Robert and Lily Mellish; his brother Leslie; and his parents-in-law, Norman and Joan Deptford.

He is survived by: his loving wife Judy; his children Natasha and Curtis; grandsons, Jake and Benjamin; as well as two sisters, Dorothy and Terrie; friend and brother-in-law Don, his wife Lena, and their two daughters.

He is also survived by 5 other brothers-in-law, 6 sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

As requested by Rob, there will be no funeral at this time. The family will celebrate his life at a later date.

Donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Special thanks to the Homecare nurses, Dr. MacDonald, and hospital staff.

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Bowers Funeral Service