Robert Edgar Gerald Caines

February 27, 2023

In Loving Memory

Robert Edgar Gerald Caines

Our beloved father, Bob Caines, passed away unexpectedly in his home on February 27, 2023.  He leaves to mourn his son Shawn Caines, daughters Shana Parker (Andrew) and Sara Caines, grandson Hayden Parker, sister-in-law Fredris Caines and his extended family in NFLD, sisters–in–law Linda Hunt (Noel), Karen Giddings (Randy), Christina Laursen (Murray), Lisa Dohnalek (Bob) and Sonya Smoley (Joe); brother-in-law Christian (Robbin). He was predeceased by his wife and best friend – Ingrid “Angel” and two infant children Dana and Ian, his parents Eric & Evelyn Caines, and his brother Stan Caines.  

Bob loved growing up in St. John’s, NFLD with his close group of friends and family.  His family started a local icon “Caines Grocery & Confectionary” on Duckworth Street which they ran for generations. He had fond memories of going to regattas and hanging out with the boys in his neighbourhood. He completed his high school studies at Bishops College and then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Memorial University and his masters in engineering at Queen’s University.   

Bob had a long and distinguished career in the mining industry starting in Labrador City, NFLD, with stops in Edmonton and Grand Cache, AB, Cleveland, OH, and Hinton, AB.  He then retired after a position with Highland Valley Copper in Kamloops, BC. He made lifelong friendships throughout his career but also in his passions outside of work.  He was an avid fisherman and golfer with stories that have been shared many times.  He was a talented woodworker, creating many wonderful pieces of furniture for family and friends alike.  Bob was known to his many friends and family as a generous, thoughtful man, always with his cheeky smile and laugh.  He enjoyed finding a deal, usually at garage sales and the thrill of finding just the right thing to help someone or bring a smile to their face. One highlight for Bob was in the summer of 2006 when he and Ingrid completed a cross country RV trip. They visited old friends all across Canada and stopped in numerous places as they went. To our dad’s delight they spent a considerable amount of the time criss-crossing his home province of Newfoundland which he had never really explored until that time. 

His family would like to extend a special thanks to his physicians Dr Johan Van Heerden, Dr. Kristine McDonald, as well as his “guardian angel” Tara Denton who had given him such loving care and attention. 

He leaves his love behind to fill the space in our hearts.  We take comfort that he is now reunited with his Angel.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-554-2324 F: 250.554.3505

665 Tranquille Rd #4,
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H7

E: [email protected]

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