In the evening hours of Tuesday, October 23, 2018 a much-loved son and brother passed away suddenly in Victoria BC.
Rob Spenceley, the son of Jim and Lynda Spenceley of Lethbridge, moved here with his parents and older brother Bill in 1973. He attended Lakeview Elementary, Gilbert Paterson Junior High, and graduated from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 1984. Rob’s teachers were always finding nice ways to explain that Rob’s natural energy was sometimes “disruptive” in class! The fact is, for all of his 52 years he was known for his quick wit, his ready laugh and his generous heart. He eventually studied at George Brown College in Ontario and became a refrigeration and heating technician, and this was his career up until the time he passed away.
Family meant a lot to Rob, and he was forever grateful to his extended family in Alliston, Ontario–especially Aunt Trudy and Uncle Jack Solomon who helped him out so much when he apprenticed for his trade in his cousin Vern Solomon’s Environmental Systems Corporation. Rob also looked up to his big brother Bill, who fondly referred to his little brother as “Schnurf”. The last time the brothers spent together was a happy time in Rob’s favorite place, out on the ocean fishing. In fact, Rob was happiest out on the water, smiling into the wind piloting his beloved boat. Along with his love for hunting and camping, Rob was also an accomplished cook, and all of us will miss his laugh in the kitchen on Christmas Eve, helping Lynda with the schnitzel.
Joining Jim, Lynda and Bill in a loving good-bye are his sister Susan Langdon, his sister-in law Shannon Spenceley, cousins Vern Solomon, Susan Kenney (Solomon), nieces Alexandra Cattoni and Burgess Langdon, nephews Eric Cattoni, Ted Spenceley and Spencer Langdon, and his uncle Frank Kyselka and family.
Please Note: Rob’s brother (Bill) will be taking Rob’s urn on a road trip to meet up with friends/colleagues to share a beer and some stories in your city (TBA). Please email your interest in joining him (robsroadtrip@gmail. com) to celebrate Rob’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the McKillop United Church “Building Fund” 2329 15th Ave S, Lethbridge AB T1K 0X5 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Box 2211, Lethbridge AB T1J 4K7.
Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.