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CARTER, Tyson James

June 22, 1989 — January 26, 2019

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Tyson on January 26, 2019 at Vancouver General Hospital.  Tyson is survived by his mother Pam Nicholas, father Jim Carter, brother Brett Carter, sister Kacee Carter, grandmothers Donna Nicholas and Jean Richards-Carter and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

At age 15, Tyson was diagnosed with Schlerosing Cholangitis and his tragic death resulted from complications due to his failing liver.

Tyson was a mechanical engineering student at Okanagan College, and it was his work in non-destructive testing and his intellectual skills that directed him to that career path.

His loves in life were hockey, dirt biking and music. He was “that” guy everyone wanted on their team; whether it was sports, work or a social event.  He was a cheerleader: an enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone or something.  He was a workhorse with a stubbornness that could only be described as fierce determination. And he possessed a quick wit to bring humour to any situation and make everyone feel welcomed and valued. Most of all, he exuded confidence and would not hesitate to speak up and speak out.

We were proud of Tyson and he will be greatly missed.

Special thank you to the medical staff at Kelowna and Vancouver General Hospital for taking excellent care of our son.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jumpstart, www.jumpstart.canadiantire.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jumpstart. Link: www.jumpstart.canadiantire.ca


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The service for CARTER, Tyson James is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1:00 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 Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Anita Welke says:

    Tyson was an amazing young man and I am honoured to have known him. Sending our love.

  • Donna Nicholas says:

    Tyson, my #4 grandson who brought so much fun and laughter into my life — I loved him and I will always miss him. Rest In Peace, my Ty. Gramma Donna

  • Kim Carter says:

    Beautiful tribute to an outstanding young man. My Heart goes out to Jim and Pam, Brett and Kacee.. Never forget, you did everthing humanly possible . Sending love and healing to all. Kim

  • Allison Wright says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Tyson’s family, friends and others touched by the spirit of this remarkable young man. May you be blessed with moments of peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Elena Tostenson. says:

    I had the pleasure of teaching Tyson when he was in grade 7. His fun loving, spirited personality will never be forgotten. He truly was one of my favourite students. My sincere condolences, Elena Tostenson

  • Deanne and Julena says:

    So sorry to hear of Tyson passing We praying for comfort in this time of deep sorrow loss and sadness. God is with him and taking good care of him , and no more suffering . Praying for all family and friends with this trauma especially Pam mom. Jim dad. Brother Brett. That I met and had many memories of wonderful friends. My Dsughter Julena met Tyson and never forgotten who he was and how special he was too . We both sad and know that God will comfort u all and to remember how special and amazing Tyson is and u will see him again . God bless u Pam And Jim. My heart is with u love Deanne and Julena

  • Debbie says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Tyson’s passing. He was a wonderful young man and will be dearly missed. I met Tyson through work and I can truly say that he made my days better. I will always remember his smile and great sense of humour. May he rest easy.

  • Kim McDivitt says:

    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may all the loving memories of Tyson bring you strength. We had the honor of seeing Tyson grow up into a funny, compassionate and caring young man. We will always remember him through the horseshoe tournaments we shared ( all the kids teams wanted Tyson on their team), Seeing him drive past our cabin, on his bike and waving with a big smile, , or coming to visit us at the dock for a quick chat. We recently saw him playing horseshoes with you, Pam and Gramma Donna and were moved by the time he took to spend with both of you. Tyson had such a big heart and was such a great person, We are so sorry for the loss of Tyson to all the Nicholas and Carters, wishing you peace and comfort during this very difficult time..
    The McDivitts

  • Yvonne, Jim and Ali Caldwell says:

    Our hearts go out to you. May wonderful memories help provide you with comfort and peace at this very difficult time. Thinking of you.

  • Irene Wangler says:

    Pam – I am so deeply saddened by your loss. My thoughts are with you today and in the days to come.

  • Natalie Butler and Brett Butler says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss… Donna, Pam , Jim, Brett and Tiffany..: and all of your family…… grieving with you

  • Deb & Al Hadden says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with you all…
    With loving sympathy, Al & Deb

  • Alan and Valerie Newby says:

    Jim and Pam. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Tyson. We only met him a few times as a little boy, but we are sure that with parents like you he was an amazing young man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Val and Alan

  • Wayne and Lori Gunn says:

    We are so sad to hear the news of tyson’s Passing. Our deepest sympathy to Pam, Jim and Brett and all your families. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Hold on to all your beautiful memories you made with Tyson and all the good times together. Sending you much love

  • Johanna van Wijnen says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Tyson, your son, brother and grandson. Please accept my sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jan Johnston says:

    Dear Pam and Family, While I never had the pleasure to meet your son Tyson, I am sure that if he was anything like his Mom, he was a wonderful, strong and hard-working person. I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling now. I hope that time and your happy memories will help to ease it. I send you my deepest condolences. Heaven’s got to be a better place now that Tyson is there.

  • Donna Clipperton says:

    Pam – I am so sorry to hear about Tyson. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Curtis and Joyce Studer says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Pam. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family

  • Natalee Guttman says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  • Rosann Nanci-Carl says:

    To Pam and Jim, my sincere condolences on the loss of your son. May God’s Grace be with you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Sincerely Rosann Nanci-Carl

  • Marc Moreau says:

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of Tyson a high spirited, active young boy. My deepest condolences.

  • John Grant says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Pam. You are in my thoughts.

  • Garry Filafilo says:

    Pam. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Andrea De Jager-Jackson (Arterra Wines Canada) says:

    Brett, and family. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. It is clear that Tyson made a positive impact on those around him. May this impact and the wonderful memories you have of him give you comfort in the days and weeks to come, and as you celebrate his life.
    Sincere condolences,
    Your friends and family from Arterra Wines Canada.

  • Kym Blackburn says:

    Dear Pam, My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family at this very sad time. On reading about Tyson he reminded me of you. He had so many fine qualities; you must be very proud of him. A bright Light has gone out on earth and now shines even brighter in heaven.

  • Joe, Dorene Shuba and families says:

    Our deepest sympathies to mother Pam and grandmother Donna Nicholas and families

  • mike penney says:

    Jim, My sincere condolences to you, Pam, and your families.

  • Caterina says:

    Dear Jim, I imagine there is no pain deeper than losing a child. Our heartfelt sympathies. You and your family are in our prayers . Caterina, Maria, Amanda and Tony

  • Don Muirhead says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Tyson’s passing. Tyson worked with us only a short time, but during that time we learnt that he was a really good person. We really enjoyed our time with him. Our Best to his Family and Loved Ones.

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