Bob, who was loved and admired by all who knew him, passed away following a courageous battle in the Bob Lumley way, surrounded by family and close friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Stella Lumley (Simpson) and his loved and cherished wife, Betty Ann Lumley.

Soar to the heavens, we love you Dad, Grandpa P… your cherished family; daughters, Cardna (Mark) and Pam; son, Ken; grandchildren, Ryan, Jacob, Felicia, Katrina and their spouses and all your great grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his loved and loving partner of the last 18 years, Bev Allen; her children, Lisa (Paul) and Brent (Teresa); her grandchildren, Matt, Amanda, Cael and Kelly and her great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brother, Bill Lumley (Bonnie) and family and sister-in-law, Fran Ireland (Dave) and family.

Life began in the town of Sidney, BC, where he lived out his early years and formed numerous lifelong friendships. Bob was without a doubt a gentleman who deeply cherished his lifelong childhood friends.

Bob’s family history of fishing and his love for the ocean continued on with his own boat, “Lady Avril”, that he commercial fished for many years.  When not fishing he enjoyed spending time with his very good heating friends as an oil burner mechanic with Cook and Talbot.

A very humble and proud man who rarely shared his accomplishments, Bob chose sobriety in 1980 and with that formed another whole group of lifelong friendships.

Bob achieved his plan and design for the build of the Ogden Point Café where he was a successful operating proprietor for over 10 years.  He welcomed all to the Café, located in the James Bay Community, with a smile and strong handshake.

Bob played senior men’s baseball throughout his 20’s and 30’s and was Manager of the Victoria Centennials that won the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship in 1970.  The team represented Canada at the 1970 World Championships in Cartagena, Columbia, and at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Columbia.  He was very proud of his teammates when the team was inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

In Bob’s retirement years he enjoyed a good cup of coffee with a friend, travel, golf, sports and many meals shared with friends and family in Sidney, which often included walks along the Sidney boardwalk while admiring his beloved Sidney Sea.

The family wishes to thank the staff of North 6th floor VGH who provided such compassionate care.

A service for Bob Lumley will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC, with the Reverend Fr. William Hann officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC. BC

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Goldie Kirkpatrick

    I’m sorry for your loss. He was a great guy who I shared many happy times with when we were young men.

  • Gale Penner

    We are sending you our sincere condolences for the loss of your dad. You have many cherished memories to hold in your heart and you should be very proud of how you selflessly spent many days overseeing his health and safety while in the hospital. Sending virtual hugs. The Penners.

  • Nadine Simpson

    Bob was a wonderful cousin to me and my siblings, from the time of our early childhoods into our senior years. I am deeply sorry for this loss to his children, brother, Bev, and all who knew him as the lovely man he was.
    May he rest in peace.

  • Gerry Lister

    Well, what can I say about one of the greatest People I’ve ever known! Lum you were the The Best!
    Condolences and Heartfelt Sympathy to Cardna, Pam and Kenny and Families!
    We put on many miles together, went through ups and downs and we all turned pretty good Citizens thanks to you! It was a long Friendship, one I will cherish forever!
    Gone, but you will never be forgotten, in the Hearts of those you left behind!
    Rest in Peace my Friend, Gerry Juvenile!
    God Bless your Family and Friends! Cheers!

  • Fred Goddard

    Condolences to the family and the many who called Bob a friend. Like no other “Big Bob” was a man’s man and a vey close friend of mine. When you were his friend you also were taken in by the whole family. Bob will be missed a great deal but never forgotten.

  • Terry Simard

    Sending condolences to the family, especially to Bill who was respomnsible for introducing Bob (and Carl) into my earlier years as a teenager and into our twenties. He was best man when I married Carl.

    Bob was a lovely man and I’m sure his kindnature will be missed by those he loved.

  • Rob and Cheryl Gates

    Our condolences to Ken and family

  • Tim and Kathy Christy

    Ken and families we are sorry for your loss.
    Tim and Kathy Christy

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