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BOSMA, Menno Joseph

July 12, 1944 — February 11, 2017

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on February 11, 2017 in Kelowna, BC at the age of 72 with his immediate family at his bedside. Survived by his loving wife Rika Bosma, son Arthur (Susanne) Bosma; his two grandchildren Emma and Mitchell Bosma; as well as his many siblings: Fien, Han (†) and Jaap (†), Wiepie and Theo, Marja (†) and Giel (†), Annie, Catharina (†) and Steffen (†), Dirk and Bettie, Agaath (†) and Ferry, Joke (†) and Ben, Coby and Rob, Irene and Frank (†), Jacob and Ymkje, Nel and Jan (†) as well as many nieces and nephews. Menno was pre-deceased by his father Minne and mother Ymkje.

Menno was born July 12, 1944 in Bolsward, the Netherlands. He was for many years involved in the Motel industry. Menno loved the outdoors and always had a sense of humor about life. Menno will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation http://bccancerfoundation.com/ or the Central Okanagan Hospice House http://www.hospicecoha.org/. May he rest in peace.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

St. Pius X Catholic Church

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The service for BOSMA, Menno Joseph is scheduled for Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Pius X Catholic Church

1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna BC


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  • Mardene and Evans Premachuk says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss…Deepest sympathy from us both..

    Former neighbors on Augusta Court

    Mardene and Evans Premachuk

  • Willi & Ira Kuznia says:

    Dear Rika and Family, we are very sorry about the sudden passing of your husband and our friend and neighbor Menno. We will greatly miss him. We were shocked when the news broke.
    All the best to you, our heartfelt condolences.

    Willi & Ira

  • Thor and Angie Ludvigsen says:

    Art, Sue, Emma and Mitchell- our deepest condolences for your loss. Thinking about you all at this time. Thor & Angie Ludvigsen

  • Doug Atkinson says:

    My sincere condolences to the Bosma family. I worked as a security guard at Stuart Park in Kelowna & I would see Menno as he did his daily walk through the park. He always said hello or gave me a friendly wave. I retired from my job in November so had lost contact with the regulars. Fond memories.

    • Larry and Evie Babcock says:

      It goes without saying, that the loss of Menno, hit us hard. He was a wonderful person, so giving even when he was ill. To you and the family our most sincere condolences.

  • Lesley says:

    I was very sorry when I saw your father had passed Art. I would often see your parents walking through the park and enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds us. Thinking of all of you at this sad time.

  • Andy and Jeannine Godbout says:

    Art and Susie and family . So sorry to hear about your Dad . Our condolences to all of you.

  • Geert and Elly Maas says:

    Dear Rika and Family,
    We are shocked to learn about the passing of Menno. We would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to all of you. We especially remember Menno from the making of his FRUITFUL UNITY medallion that can still be seen in the Spirit of Kelowna public art work in City Hall.
    Wishing you all the strength with good memories.
    Greetings, Geert and Elly Maas

  • Don and Val russell@shaw.ca says:

    What a wonderful friend and neighbour. Menno will be so missed. Our thoughts and prayers reach out to all who love him so. Thinking of you Rika at this most difficult time .♥️

  • Gjalt en Rixt Visser-Bosma says:

    Wat spijtig om te horen dat ome Menno is overleden. Heel veel sterkte allemaal. Gjalt,Rixt en kinderen.

  • Neil Collette says:

    Rika – We have lost a great man and personality with Menno’s passing! I always enjoyed, and still treasure; the times I was able to socialize with him, be it golf or other events. Menno was a unique personality and I often think of his Balmoral Christmas party “Coo Coo” clock presentation -he was the life of the party! I hope your loss is lessened by the many happy memories you acquired during your life together. I share your grief and bid your Peace!
    Neil Collette

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