Posted: August 7th, 2021


It is with immense sorrow that the family of Robert John Kucheran announces his unexpected passing on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 at the age of 74. He is grieved by his best friend and wife of 27 years Brenda Osmond, his children Tamara Kucheran (Dan McDonnell) and Michael Kucheran, his much-loved grandchildren Fynneas and Amelia McDonnell, his brother Bill Kucheran, friends and family far and wide, and his ever-faithful sidekick Maggie.

Bob was born on June 30, 1947, in Lethbridge, Alberta to Nicholas and Helen Kucheran. After a short career as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Bob finished his degree in psychology at the University of Lethbridge. In 1972 Bob and his first wife, Heather Kirkham, moved from Lethbridge to Burnaby, B.C. to start a family and a new life on the west coast. Bob dedicated his life to serving as an advocate for the public interest. Throughout the 1970s he worked as a counsellor for troubled youth in Burnaby. The 1980s saw him switch careers, becoming the Executive Director of the B.C. Government Managers Association in Victoria, B.C. In 1990 Bob returned to the Lower Mainland as the Executive Director of the B.C. Pharmacy Association. Bob and Brenda married in 1994 and remained in Vancouver. In 2003 Bob retired from the BCPhA and spent the next couple of years studying the fine arts at Emily Carr and the culinary arts at the Dubrulle Culinary Institute. In 2006 Bob and Brenda made a major career change and turned their attention to law. Bob, at the tender age of 62, and Brenda graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in 2009. In 2010 Bob was called to the Bar, and in 2013 he began working with Pacific Medical Law alongside Brenda.

Bob believed in the power of organizations to effect change and was fascinated by group dynamics. He served on a number of boards including the Health Professions Review Board, the Council for the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia, the Board of the Coast Mental Health Society and the Coast Mental Health Foundation. He was even a member of the BC Lions Waterboys. In addition, Bob served with the Government of British Columbia Health Human Resources Advisory Committee, the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce Health and Education Committee, the Canadian and American Society of Association Executives, the Provincial Mental Health Advisory Council, the Canadian Pharmacy Coalition on National Pharmacare, as well as the Burnaby Hospital Ethical Resources Committee. He is lovingly remembered by his family as a true renaissance man; a raconteur, gourmand, and talented musician, artist, photographer and woodworker. Always looking for new challenges, his most recent avocation was collecting antique pocket watches and watchmaking.

If you wish to honour Bob’s memory with a donation, he would have loved you to consider the SPCA. The family will be holding a private service with a celebration of life to follow.

Feel free to share your memories of Bob at www.Dignitymemorial.com

for the Kucheran family.


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