April 20, 1947 – October 20, 2019
Robin (Rob) Gordon Mann, a long-time resident of Invermere, passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 72 at his home on October 20th, 2019.
Rob was born on April 20th, 1947 in Edmonton. After moving to B.C. and graduating from high school in Cranbrook, he met his future wife Alana. Both loved the Kootenays and settled on Invermere as the place to make their home and raise a family. They were married for 49 years.
Rob worked for B.C. Tel/Telus for 35 years. He greatly enjoyed his job as it involved repairs and problem solving, something he also did a lot of at home. His preference was always to build or fix, rather than buy.
Like his father, he was a skilled outdoorsman. He loved hiking and camping, and we all envied how good he was at fishing. He was also a long-time member of the local badminton club and participated in many recreational sports.
Rob was a role model for his family and friends with his strong work ethic and ability to be self-sufficient and independent. His garden was always amazing, and he clearly felt proud that he was able to provide fresh food for his family. Robin successfully lived his life the way he wanted: in a small town, in a beautiful valley and with his loving family.
Rob was pre-deceased by his parents, Robert and Joan. He leaves behind his devoted wife, Alana; children Richard and Michelle, 4 grandchildren, 3 siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
There will be no service by request.
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