Merritt Funeral Chapel

2113 Granite Avenue, Merritt, BC


Robert Arthur TURMEL

July 27, 1943January 1, 2020

Robert Arthur Turmel Wednesday, 01 Jan 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Turmel on January 1st, 2020, at the age of 76. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Sydney, Brothers Roger and John, Sister Jeannette(Marv), Daughters Eva and Leona(Perry), Son Paul, and Granddaughters Kristina, Jessica and Katie. Also lovingly remembered by Brother-in- laws Stuart(Margaret) and Dennis(Sandy), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Robert was born in St. Paul, Alberta, on July 27th, 1943 to Leon and Eva Turmel. His family moved to Merritt, BC in 1951, where Robert spent his school years. It is here that he met and married the love of his life, Sydney, in 1963. Robert spent the majority of his career working as an accountant in the forest industry. He loved to play a round of golf with his buddies, or throw a line in the water and wait for the fish to bite. He was a proud, private man who loved his family immensely.

Funeral Mass for Robert will be held at 11am, Saturday, January 11th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Merritt. Graveside service will follow, as well as a luncheon in the church hall.


  • Memorial Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


Robert Arthur TURMEL

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Kelly Parry

January 10, 2020

Our family remembers and shares in the sadness you all must all be feeling for the loss of Robert. We remember what a wonderful, funny and incredibly special person he was. Mom was reminiscing about her trips to Hawaii to Robert and Sydney many years ago. We talked about our visits to see them in Campbell River and Maple Ridge. I was remembering the cooking competitions he had with my dad Paul. So many fond memories of a man so well-loved.

Sending our prayers to you all,

Grace, Kelly and Geoff

Gary Veitch

January 10, 2020

Worked with Bob for a number of years in Campbell River.
Lots of laughs (he had a very dry sense of humour).
He was a good accountant and a fun guy to work with.
Our sympaythy to Syd and family.
Gary and Kathy

Rene and Marie Mathieu

January 9, 2020

Our condolences. He will be missed.

Marty &Josie Koshman

January 3, 2020

So sad to hear of Bob’s passing. He will be sadly missed in the Park. We are here for a month. Deepest sympathy Syd and your family