August 12, 2023
In Loving Memory
John Dijkstra of Kamloops, BC, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 12, 2023, at the age of 80. He is survived by his loving wife Rita, children Ilonka and Mark (Supna), and grandchildren Olivia, Kasey, Sammy, Kenlin, Jaden and Xander.
John was born in Holland in 1942, and it was there that he met & married Rita in 1966. He immigrated to Canada in April of 1967. He started work with a finance company which brought him to work for the Royal Bank of Canada until 1981. Tired of all the moving around, and paperwork, he left the bank to work for Highland Valley Copper before retiring in 2007. John loved to curl and was an avid sports watcher. He will be known for his friendliness and great sense of humour.
A Celebration of John’s Life will take place on Saturday, September 16th, 2023, at 2:00pm, at Southwest Community Church, 700 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops, BC.
A special thank you to the Ponderosa staff for their wonderful, wonderful care of John. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia.
Arrangements entrusted to
Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
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