The CBWC mourns the loss of Robert (Bob) Bentall on December 22, 2014. Bob was well-known as a member of the Bentall family which has been a pillar of the CBWC for many decades. He was the husband of wife Lynda and father of Laura Nelson, senior pastor at Olivet Baptist in New Westminster, BC, Rob Bentall, Ruth Blake and step-daughter Leigh-Ann.
Bob was the youngest son of business icon Charles Bentall and took over the responsibility for the real estate empire his father created in 1975. In 1988, Bob and his wife Lynda started the CEDAR Foundation to provide education to thousands of young people around the world and spark social change. It continues to be an important contribution to the lives of many.
Bob leaves behind his wife Lynda, his children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father Charles, his mother Edna, his first wife Thelma and his brothers Howard and Clark.
A memorial service for Bob will be held on January 22, 2015 at 3 pm at West Vancouver Baptist Church in West Vancouver, BC.