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BRUCKNER, Tiffany Shizue

It is with great sadness that we announce that Tiffany passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the age of 24.  She is survived by her loving parents, Raymond and Sharon; sisters Stephanie Bruckner (Adam), Valerie Kushnieryk (Bruce) and Sheri Bruckner; grandmother Sue Yamamoto; her niece and nephews; aunts and uncles: Suzanne (Richard), Susan (Neal), and Lorraine (Heri); many cousins, great aunts and uncles and her 2 furry friends.  Predeceased by her grandfather Ichiro Yamamoto and grandma Sheri Lichtenstein.  Tiffany loved yoga, working with children, volunteering at the hospital and serving her favourite customers as a Barista at Starbucks Guisachan Village.  Tiffany touched many lives with her compassion for others and with her vibrant and bubbly personality.  A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, with a viewing preceding the Service.  Cremation and Interment to follow at a later date.  Donations in memory of Tiffany may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital – McNair Unit, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1T2.

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for BRUCKNER, Tiffany Shizue is scheduled for Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Fred, Val & Lynden Palmer says:

    Raymond, Sharon and Family,

    You are all in our hearts at this very difficult time. We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful, sweet Tiffany.

    May the wonderful memories help to bring you sunny moments in the days ahead.

    With our sincere condolences and love to you all,

    Fred, Val & Lynden

  • Allan,Sharon,Jenna Mayes says:

    Ray & Sharon – we are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayers are with you

  • Sher Draper says:

    Sharon & Family. I am sooo sorry to hear about Tiffany. What a shock! My heart hurts for you…. Big Hugs, Sher

  • deb sehn says:

    Suzanne and richard and family

    so very sorry to read of your loss of your beauftiful niece. My thoughts and prayers are with you at all at this time.
    sincerely deb sehn

  • Carol says:

    I am so sorry for your heartache and pain you must feel. I am a regular daily customer at Starbucks. I want you to know that anytime Tiffany was serving me her kindness and beautiful smile brightened my day.

  • Cheryl Fiske says:

    Raymond, Sharon and family…
    I am so heartbroken to hear of Tiffany’s sudden passing. She was a special person in my life, and I will remember her with love and fondness. My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. I know how much you loved her, worried about her, and wanted the best for her. I hope that happy memories of Tiff will provide a tiny bit of comfort. Please know that my heart shares this loss with you, and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my heartfelt condolences.
    (I have attached my favourite photo of Tiffany, taken with my daughter, Libby, in the spring of 2009. I joked that it was a photo of my oldest “baby” holding my youngest baby.)

  • Valerie Stanford says:

    Dear Sharon, Ray and family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful sweet Tiffany , although I only knew her briefly, I felt the warmth and compassion she had for others , and who could miss that wonderful smile ! she will truly be missed by all that knew her. Love Valerie

  • colleen kane says:

    Ray, Sharon and family,My prayers are with you all at this painful time.
    I pray that you will be given the strenght and courage to get you all through the days and months ahead.
    Colleen (Jim) Kane

  • Dawn says:

    Ray, Sharon and Family,

    May you sense God’s peace during this time of sorrow. May your heart be comforted by the fond memories you have of Tiffany. She was a sweet and beautiful soul.

    Take care,

  • Carly Abel says:

    Ray, Sharon, Valerie, Sheri and Stephanie

    My thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.
    From Carly Abel and family

  • Alexandra Hammer/Sandra Pasutto says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Alexandra Hammer

  • Laurie Miyasaki and family says:

    Dear Mr and Mrs Bruckner- I met Tiffany at the walk in clinic and immediately had to wrap my arms around her and try to protect her from herself, and her demons. We spent good and bad times together, but I finally realized that I could not help her. she was unable to accept the help offered. We drifted apart and now my only wish for her is peace. I hope you also find peace and know that she felt your love always. My tears fall for her and how short and troubled her years were. Sorry I couldn’t have done more…
    Love Laurie

  • Patti Dorin says:

    Ray, Sharon and family…I wanted you to know that when i spoke with Tiffany at yoga she was always smiling, and so kind- her presence was always felt. I hope your family can find a bit of peace somewhere along this journey of sadness. She will be remembered. Deepest sympathy, Patti Dorin & family

  • Robb and Mary Sebastian says:

    Dear Sharon, Ray and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sudden loss of your daughter. May the love and support of those around you help during this difficult time.

  • Ken Zarr says:

    To the friends and family of Tiffany;
    On behalf of the volunteers and staff of KGH Volunteer Services, I wish to express my most sincere condolences. Tiffany served with us since May 2008 in the Emergency Department helping many people through the medical processes. She will be missed by the ER staff and other volunteers.
    Ken Zarr; Coordinator of KGH Volunteers

  • Tom,Wilma McLuskey says:

    Ray and Sharon I know words at this time cannot remove the feelings that you are going through but our hearts and sorrows are with you at this tragic time. Tiffany is going to be deply missed but rest assured she will never be forgotten. So Tiffany we are all going to meet up again, in a far better place Tom,Wilma

  • Rayanne McLuskey says:

    Auntie Tiffany I will miss you and I will never forget the love and kindness that you gave to me when I lost my dad. RIP Auntie till we met again

  • Elaine Yamamoto says:

    Dearest Ray and Sharon,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Tiffany as the bubbly little girl racing around your dining room table when mom and I visited as we made the move to the West Coast so many years ago. She was indeed a bright and beautiful child.
    I know that Dad would have wanted to be with you as you face this hardship & wish that I could be there tonight. Please know that our thoughts are with you today and in the difficult days ahead.

    Elaine & family, Maple Ridge BC

  • Rob & Diana Anderson says:

    Dear Stephanie & Family,

    Thinking of you during your time of sorrow and sending you our deepest condolences, hugs, and love.
    Embracing you with love,
    Diana & Rob

  • Mary Tucci says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time love Mary and Tony xo

  • Marianne Duholke says:

    Dear Ray, Sharon and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Tiffany, there are no words to comfort you I know. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Love Marianne and family

  • Kyla - class of '06 says:

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Tiff. I went to school with her and also played soccer with her and am sorry that we drifted apart as we grew older. I hope that she is now resting in peace and not suffering anymore. She will be missed, but not forgotten.

  • Trish York says:

    Sharon, Ray, Stephanie & Family,

    It is never easy to lose those closest to our hearts. I was very saddened to read of Tiffany’s passing …. I remember her at the arena for Stephanie’s Skating Competitions with that bright beautiful smile and her energetic spirit!
    Sending big hugs and my love to you all …
    Take Good Care,

  • Brian, Laurie, Katie, Amy and Grace Yamamoto says:

    Dear Ray and Sharon,
    I will call you later. I know from when Dad passed away it is an overwhelming time and how hard it is to talk. I hope you can gain some measure of comfort in knowing that we feel your sorrow and loss and wish you strength and peace as you go forward.
    Brian, Laurie, Katie, Amy, Grace

  • Howard & Isabelle Faulkner says:

    Dear Sharon & Ray,
    We are so very sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Howard & Isabelle Faulkner

  • Lauren English says:

    Dear Ray, Sharon, Stephanie, and family.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Tiffany, working at the hospital and yes I was one of those patients she spent too much time on, and I am incredibly that she was there to hold my hand, I also frequented Starbucks and it was a joy to see her smiling face. She is missed but not forgotten

    Heather and Lauren English


    That!! is how she addressed me….always!!! I miss that; I miss that smile, I miss those hugs, I miss that laughter, I miss those eyes, I miss the girls’ friendship, I will hold her within.

  • Sheila Landale says:

    So very sad to read of the loss of your daughter. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


  • Denise & Bill Nahirney says:

    Dear Sharon & Ray, & Stephanie,
    Our Deepest Sympathy – we send Love & Prayers and ask God to give you strength at this time of sorrow.
    Denise & Bill Nahirney

  • Fawna and Scott says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Tiffany’s passing. Although we only knew her from her work environment, she touched our lives each time we saw her. We would look forward to seeing her on our evening walks and she always had a smile for us. She was an amazing, vibrant person,and she will not be forgotten.

  • Carol Yamamoto says:

    Dear Ray and Sharon,
    Please know that we are holding you near to our hearts during this very sad time. Dad was a man of few words but he always had kind things to say about Tiffany. He would have felt such deep sorrow for your loss.
    All our love,
    Carol Yamamoto and family

  • fran and terry fisher says:

    Dear Sharon,Ray and family, such a sad thing has happened to your family. Much love is being sent your way from us.

  • Sharon Lenihan Trott says:

    Sharon and Ray, am thinking of you both with a very heavy and saddened heart. Sending you love and strength, knowing that this will be the most difficult thing you can face in this lifetime.

  • Denise Scott says:

    Dear Sharon, Ray and Family,
    I am incredibly sad about the passing of Tiffany. When I think of her I remember her bright smile and happy nature that was infectious. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim Ito and Family says:

    Dear Sharon, Ray and the Bruckner and Yamamoto families,
    Please know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May your memories of Tiffany help you through the coming days and in time, bring a smile to your face.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Kim Ito and family

  • Courtney Jones says:

    I am so sorry to just realize of her passing away. I was in hospital myself from January to February. I was friends with her when we met playing soccer. We grew apart as we grew older. I am sad that I had no idea until a friend told me today who was on a missions trip. I will never forget her smiling face when I’d see her around town or at the hospital. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family during this time.
    R.I.P Tiffany

  • Dylan Matheson says:

    I lived together with Tiffany at Penny Lane group home. I was a very different person, very volatile and out of control. We fought a lot but slowly, I remember moments of kindness kept creeping in until I started feeling like she was like a sister. I remember when we spoke like friends and I stopped being mean to her. I felt heartbroken after all these years to have that memory come up only to find she died almost 10 years ago. Wow. Life sometimes really hits you. Now I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I pray for your family that they find Him too and maybe that’s why I was brought here. If any of you want to reach me, my email is dylan_matheson@hotmail.com

    God bless and thank you for the memories with Tiffany

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