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Merritt Funeral Chapel

2113 Granite Avenue, Merritt, BC

OBITUARY

Robert Arnold GEIER Jr.

October 5, 1965January 4, 2020
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Robert Arnold Geier Jr. Oct. 5, 1965-Jan. 4, 2020

Bobby grew up in the Collettville neighborhood of Merritt giving him the foundation for some of the most colorful and entertaining stories that some people would ever hear. From the beginning Bobby loved his family and friends dearly and would stand up to anyone, no matter how big, to protect those he cared for. He was a lover of fun, good music, cars, and would jump on anything with a kill switch. Hard work and incredible work ethics were ingrained deeply into Bobby’s character.

After he finished an entry level trades course, he discovered his love to build and even spent that summer roofing. But, ever practical, he wanted to be able to fix his many vehicles himself and so got himself a job and apprenticeship at Dearborn Ford.

Bob soon met his first wife Lisa and quickly embraced the family life, marrying Lisa and welcoming her son Kevin into his life as his own. Bob and Lisa welcomed their baby girl Megan shortly after. As a young family they spent the years living and working in Merritt as well as several years in the Fernie and Sparwood communities where Bob developed friendships that he truly cherished and with whom he would stay connected with until the end.

In 2008 Bobby met the love of his life, Yvonne, and began another phase in his life with her and his beloved new puppy Rocky. They would share a full life together spending as much time with friends and family as possible. He received his most precious gift ever with the arrival of his granddaughter Charlie. In 2011 he accomplished his life long dream of opening his own mechanic shop and has been successfully operating that as a family business for the last 9 years. Bobby strived everyday to live life to the fullest doing everything that he loved. He died doing exactly that.

Bob was predeceased by his brother Mike Geier, sister Stephonie and her husband Terry Williams, and by his father Bob Geier Sr. He is survived by his loving wife Yvonne, his mother Vivian, sister Missy (Chris), brother Dan (Vicki), son Kevin, daughter Megan (Clinton), granddaughter Charlie, and his dearly loved nephews and nieces.

A special thank you to Grant Klassen, Matt & Ryan, Nicola Valley Search & Rescue, Harvey, Dan, Charlie, Matt, Adam D. and Adam M., and to Bobby’s forever sledding buddy Paul Mihura.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 18th at Crossroads Community Church at 2pm, with a dinner reception to follow at the Lower Nicola Community Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 18, 2020

Memories

Robert Arnold GEIER Jr.

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Norm Dean

January 16, 2020

When someone you love dies…. You never get over it, you slowly get through each day. But you always keep them tucked away safely in your heart. Here is a man that I think the world of and will forever miss him dearly, he was always a friend that I could count on no matter how bad things got. I have the utmost respect for him and his family. He was taken from us to dam soon. He was taken from us doing one of the things he loved the most, may he welcomes you with open heart, my friend, I will dearly miss you and will think of you often. Playing the drums at your birthday party, sitting at your parent's table sing songs and drinking beer. Seeing your silly ass grin when you were up to no good, seeing you smile when looking at your beautiful wife. With tears and sadness in one's heart, we will all miss you, Bobby Geier...

Pat McMillan

January 14, 2020

Our hearts are with you Yvonne and your family during this most difficult time...with sincere sympathy...love Ross and Pat McMillan, Scott, Tracey, Tyler and their families.

Deb Brown

January 12, 2020

My sincere condolences to your family Geier family,
There is no way to find words to say how much Bobby will be missed, when having our vehicles worked on in his shop, he would go far beyond just fixing , he would be so through that I never had to worry about my vehicle,
We will miss you , your , forever smile, and friendship.......

Donna Harrington

January 10, 2020

My heart breaks for Yvonne and family/friends. I will miss his smile and his honest approach to all situations. He will be with you all forever because he has a part of your heart. Fly with the eagles Bobby. You will be missed by many

Liz Touet

January 10, 2020

Yvonne - I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sorrow your friends and family feel for you. Cherish the beautiful memories you have .
Thinking of you , Yvonne.

Viola Poirier

January 9, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family and close friends for the loss of such a nice man. Way too soon. My memory is Bob making sure I made it out of the whipsaw a couple years ago. He always checked after each bad spot and had to tow me a few times as my truck broke an axle. Also a few trips to the shop for fixes and I was always treated so good. He was a great guy. He will be missed. We will definitely have a toast to him on our annual memorial run that he had been attending.

sylvia cook

January 9, 2020

Im not really good with words, but I do have to say is I met bobby just over year and half ago at his wife sister deb wedding , he was the mc at this marriage , and he did a amazing job,, he was funny, heartful ,, then we met few times again with their family dinners ,, I remember his smile at the table, and the laughs , was a shock to hear that a amazing soul was taken. I send peace and prayers to Yvonne and the rest of the family. Bobby you will be dearly missed by your wife and family and friends ,,, fly with the eagles be free
frank and sylvia

cathy mortimer

January 9, 2020

Yvonne and Bobby are two of the most genuine people i have ever known.....honest and hard working and very true people. Yvonne has always lit up my room with her presence. I pray she finds strength with her friends to come through this to be the enlightening person she is. Always take time to tell people about the impact they make on your life. xo
Rest in Peace Bobby.

Colleen Blatchford

January 9, 2020

My deepest condolences to everyone.
Such a jovial spirit and will miss your laughter...even if it was at me and my run down car. My brakes needed you desperately on my last visit to the shop. Ensuring safety always and laughter.
You will be missed.

Deborah Joe

January 9, 2020

I used to work at the Grand Pub and Grill right here in Merritt while attending NVIT. We had a jam night with Jonas Joe and one of his friends singing and playing the guitar. Jonas, being so outgoing and such brought his bongos to play while his buddy sang. It sounded great...! But soon enough, "Jiggy" (jonas) needed a "refreshment" break and decided to take a seat. Bobby, decided to cover on the bongo's...LOL Seemed he didn't want to stop, having so much fun! Maybe this was a new found passion...maybe not, haha but everyone had fun !! Going to miss you and kind smile always. Rest well Bobby. Condolences to all his family and so many friends.