Robert Kropinak passed away peacefully at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook on Sunday, July 5, 2015 with his family at his side at 79 years of age.
Bob was born on December 12, 1935 to Frank and Mary Kropinak. He grew up in the Crowsnest Pass. Bob had 31 years of service working for the RCMP, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, and working in his yard and spending time with family and friends. In retirement, Bob and Deanie enjoyed travelling and went on many cruises over the years.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Doreen “Deanie”, his daughter Catherine Kwasnitza, son Todd (Gena) Kropinak, six grandchildren Larissa, Kyle, Ava, Joshua, Velvett and Bianca, as well as two great-grandchildren Myla and Aiden. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Donna Kropinak.
Bob requested that there be no funeral service. Memorial donations in his honour can be made to the East Kootenay Hospital Foundation, c/o East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9 or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the nurses in emergency, I.C.U. and third floor, and also to Dr. Kevin McIver and Dr. Pont.