Reo Roe Rocheleau

May 17, 2023

In Loving Memory

Reo Roe Rocheleau

A well-known and well-loved member of the Kamloops and Nelson communities, Reo Roe Rocheleau passed away peacefully in Kamloops on May 17, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was 91 years young.

Reo is survived by his children, Rod (Heather) Rocheleau, and Lolina (Robert) Koopmans, and his four grandchildren, Alexandra, Carmina, Emma, and Sarah. Reo met Rod and Lolina’s mother, Lolita, while vacationing and they fell in love. Reo brought Lolita and her two children to Canada where they settled in Nelson, BC.

From his early years in Medicine Hat, Reo showed an aptitude for business and undertook many entrepreneurial adventures throughout his working years. Reo owned and operated Reo’s Video store in Nelson for many years, and even after selling the business it continued to operate with the same name.

Reo was known for his loud laugh, zest for life, and love for his family. He was always ready with words of advice and for a game of Chinese checkers. Reo will be missed, but will live on in the hearts of those he touched.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-554-2324 F: 250.554.3505

665 Tranquille Rd #4,
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 2


    Thanks so much to Geoffrey and the staff at Cypress. You did a wonderful job of taking care of my dad and helping with all the arrangements.

    With much appreciation,

  2. Joyce Hamilton says:

    Reo was an old friend of my husband & I over many years when we lived in Nelson an then in Vernon. We knew him when he fell in love with Lolita an brought her an her children back to Nelson to live. After he moved to Kamloops he came to visit us in Vernon when my husband was sick with cancer an then after he passed I lost track of him an never heard from him again. I always wondered if he was still alive over the last ten yrs and was very surprised when a friend from Nelson sent me this obituary notice. I was so glad to know that his children were there for him to the end. I know how much he loved you all. May he rest in peace.

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