ROBERT JAMES FETTERLY
October 11, 1947 - February 4, 2024
Bob was born on October 11, 1947 in Minnedosa, Manitoba and passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He grew up on a farm near Onanole where his parents Alfred and Olive (Peggy), instilled a strong work ethic in both Bob and his sister Marlene, as well as a deep connection to nature. From a young age Bob worked at many jobs in the Wasagaming area, as well as working on the family farm, he set trap lines, he set pins at the bowling alley, acted as golf caddy at Clear Lake golf course, and a short order cook at Scotty’s Drive-In.
After graduating High School in Erickson, Manitoba Bob moved to Winnipeg where he worked several jobs while completing a course in Business Administration. He later worked for Powell Equipment and Dormer Finishing Systems. Bob met Cheryall, the love of his life in 1994. During the 6 years that Bob and Cheryall lived in Winnipeg they traveled extensively across Canada, as well as Mexico, Cuba, Hawaii, Thailand and Tobago. They purchased their home on West Hawk Lake in 1996 where they spent every weekend, summer and winter. In 2000 they moved from Winnipeg and made West Hawk Lake their permanent home. At first Bob worked as a bartender at the West Hawk Inn, and later as a carpenter at AYA Builders. In 2006 a friend took Bob and Cheryall on a winter vacation to Mesa, Arizona and introduced them to Snowbird life at Mesa Regal. They were immediately hooked and spent all but one of the next 19 winters there. In 2023, with declining health and the need for easy access to medical care, Bob and Cheryall sold their lakeside property and moved to an apartment in Winnipeg.
With his quick wit and acerbic sense of humor, Bob made friends wherever he went. He was always the life of the party, and leaves behind many friends and family who will cherish his memory forever.
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