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FIKE, Geraldine “Faye”

December 9, 1948 — April 2, 2024

It is with a deep and everlasting love that we announce the loss of Faye Fike, who passed away peacefully on April 2, 2024, at the age of 75.

Faye was predeceased by her parents, Millie and Tom Fairbairn. She has left her devoted husband of 55 years, Stanley Fike; two daughters, Michelle (Al) Wolf and Melanie Moana (Josh Belleville); bonus daughter, Dee (Troy); six grandchildren, Sequoia (Cedar), River, Jayson, Brooke, Harmony, and Cedar; as well as her first great-grandbaby, Poppy, who is on the way.

“My wife Faye was the love of my life, the ground beneath my feet, the joy in my world, and the soulmate of my heart. She spread her kindness, generosity, curiosity, sense of fairness, open-heartedness, and laughter into the world every day, to the benefit of her family, her friends, her community, and the world at large. She was small in stature but larger than life. And we were teammates of the most extraordinary kind.

Faye was astonishingly smart. She devoured thousands of books over her lifetime, excelled at crossword puzzles and trivia, and astutely understood the world around her. She was excellent and engaging company because she knew something about everything.

Faye was raised in Alberta with outdoors-loving parents, and throughout her life, nature was a theme. We camped extensively with our own children, and then our grandchildren in turn. Faye and I created an urban garden oasis at our property in Kamloops, and this garden has been our sanctuary, the place where Faye spent countless hours with her plants, her family, and the songbirds who shared the garden with us.

Our life together was full and active. We lived in four provinces and spent two years in New Zealand early in our marriage. We loved sports and adventure. We have been members of the Kamloops Curling Club for over 39 years. We also played golf, badminton, softball and volleyball together over the decades. And, we travelled often to experience the world and visit our girls and extended family.

Faye was a gifted seamstress, knitter, and craftswoman. She was creative, loved colour, and loved making things for people she cared about. She was proud of the industrious handiwork of women, and she herself could turn her hands to any project. We all have sweaters, socks, blankets, cross-stitch artwork, clothing, home décor items, and hats that she has lovingly and skilfully created for each of us. My puffin sweater holds a particularly sacred meaning for me.

One of Faye’s biggest contributions to the world was her humanitarianism and volunteer work. We were involved with the Kamloops West Rotary Club since 1986, and we travelled to over 20 countries together to contribute to development projects. Faye was a Soroptimist for twenty years, providing support and advocacy for projects within Kamloops. Faye and I have been active with Days for Girls over the last five years, working with our close-knit Kamloops chapter in support of the international foundation. Faye was extremely gratified by this work, which was a testament to her desire to help on global projects in a local capacity. We were active volunteers with the Kamloops Food Bank, and we helped establish and manage the Rotary Community Garden in North Kamloops. She won Rotary International’s “Excellence in Service to Humanity” award and countless other awards and accolades over the years, including the City of Kamloops’s “Volunteer of the Year” award. Her deep legacy of caring and community building will be felt in our cherished city for decades to come.

And, who can celebrate the life of Faye without mentioning her love of life and her infectious laughter? The Faye snort was legendary. She was my best friend, her mother’s best friend, and her daughters’ best friend, partly because she kept us all laughing with her sense of humour and appreciation for the truly zany parts of living. We have cried so many tears in her passing, and yet we have also spent decades crying tears of joy and laughter with this exceptional human, so we are comforted by our memory of all those happy tears.

Faye, my beloved, you are gone from our daily lives, but you are the bedrock of our family, and we continue to feel your presence every day, in every way. It has been the privilege of a lifetime to walk through life with you by my side every step of the way. Your girls and I thank you for every magical moment we had you. Rest in peace, my darling”.

A Celebration of Life will be held on SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2024, at 1:00 PM (PDT), at the KAMLOOPS CURLING CLUB, 700 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Days for Girls Canada, in honour of Faye.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2024, at 1:00 PM (PDT)


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The service for FIKE, Geraldine “Faye” is scheduled for SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2024, at 1:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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700 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC


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  • Marge Wolf says:

    Heartfelt condolences in your family’s loss. May the wonderful memories you made together comfort you.

  • Hope Gilbert says:

    Dr Fike What a loving and beautiful tribute !!!!!! our deepest sympathy to you and your family Hope and Bob Gilbert

  • Gail Fike says:

    Sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife Faye she will be missed so much by everyone hug to you and the girls.

  • Mike and Cheryl Dedels says:

    Cheryl and I are truly feeling for you and the family at this time Stan. I was lucky to have met Faye at many Rotary events over the years and you are certainly right about her volunteerism and and caring, and the laugh.

  • Shirley Sanderson says:

    We are saddened to hear of this loss. Indeed Faye was a joy to the world and it is a better place for her being.. Our deepest condolences to you Stan , and to your family. She will be missed. It’s wonderful she has left the legacy she has, it will be the tie that holds you together. In Sympathy, Your Friends, Shirley and Gene

  • Ellen Manson says:

    A very beautiful tribute to an extraordinary woman who touched all those whom met her. Faye was an extension to our family. We loved her so very much. She will be remembered with great love and most certainly for her infectious laugh and the joy she always gave. We extend our deepest condolences your way. We are very sorry for the loss you must be feeling in her absence. Sending you all our love and biggest hugs. Xo

    • Sue Reedman says:

      Stan, I am so saddened to hear of Faye’s passing. She was always so cheerful when she was volunteering at the KFPA.
      I loved your tribute to her and the picture of the two of you so perfectly shows the world what a totally connected couple you were. Hang on to the memories to help you get through the darker days. I feel blessed to have known her.
      Sue Reedman

  • Pam Lutz says:

    Your touching, heartfelt tribute was wonderful and made me feel as if I knew her. What an amazing lady! Bless her and you. With sympatny and hugs.

  • Pam Lutz says:

    Your touching, heartfelt tribute was wonderful and made me feel as if I knew her. What an amazing lady! Bless her and you. With sympathy and hugs.

  • Joyce Smallwood says:

    I am shocked and so sad to hear of Faye’s passing. She was such a positive and upbeat lady. My sincere sympathy Stan to you and the girls and your extended family. Very sincerely, Joyce Smallwood.

  • Denise Mackenzie says:

    So sorry to hear of your great loss.

  • Lynn Eberts says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Faye was an exceptional human being with an amazing, joyful outlook on life. Her dedication, enthusiasm and compassion for helping those less fortunate was commendable and inspiring. Faye was small in stature but mighty in her selflessness. She was a woman who filled hearts with gladness just by being near her. Rest in peace, lovely Faye.

  • Terry-Lynn Stone says:

    Oh, Dear Faye; how we miss you! Always willing to do anything asked of you with enthusiasm and cheerfulness, you were always a bright light at all our sewing bees. You encouraged us with humour and were always one of the very last people to leave because you always insisted on helping clean up. Every task you took on, you completed. You always paid attention to the details and I will miss your little notes which accompanied the work you returned–“boo boo”, it might say, or “whoops”! I’ll miss your equally short emails–“we are done!” which I came to learn meant–“bring us more!” You and Stan were such an important pair of cogs in the Days for Girls wheel and I offer you my most sincere condolences Stan.
    The photograph I chose to share of Faye shows her up to her shoulders in boxes and wearing a mast, but even then, it is so obvious that she is laughing! I am a richer person for having known you Faye. Rest in peace my friend. Terry-Lynn

    • Paula Williams says:

      Oh Stan, I am so sorry for your loss. I do remember how very kind Faye was and oh that lovely infectious laugh of hers! How lucky you are to have spent so much of your life with someone so special.

  • Joanne Mitchell says:

    Dear Stan, Although it has been years I remember Faye with affection. My deepest sympathies to you and family.

  • Peter Fike says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. Oursincere and heartfelt condolences go to you and your entire family. Sending strength,love, and positivity for you all at this difficult time. 😔💔

  • Valerie Brown says:

    Dear Stan, on behalf of Ken and I and my mom, Clare Collins we send our heart felt condolences to you and your family at the loss of your dear Faye. Taken from you way too soon. Ken & Val Brown

  • Don Knox says:

    Stan, Michelle and Melanie.
    My condolences.. We’ve lost a great one. We shared some wonderful times in the past which I will not describe as I don’t want to shock people. Faye had a presence. She listened, laughter and added her pithy prognostication. Colleen always wondered what happened to that brilliant accumulation of knowledge, humour and experience that was (in this case Faye) after their passing. I will leave that to you. I tend to believe that the essence of the person is destine to live on in us. She will live on in me!
    Love you guys and hope you are finding the joy that was left for us by your incredible wife/mom.
    Donald Knox

  • Dianne Almond says:

    I cannot imagine that the light Faye brought with her wherever she went could ever dim but I am so sad that she is not still with you.

  • Shelley and Keith Hutchison says:

    Dear Stan:
    We are so saddened to hear of Faye’s passing. She was an exceptional Lady. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  • Cathy Russell says:

    Sending you, Dr. Fike, and your family sincere condolences. Losing a spouse is a horrific experience, however your testament to/for/of her speaks well of the wonderful relationship enjoyed over many years, and with this her memory will live on forever. May she rest in peace.

  • Harold & Marilyn Lavack says:

    We both met Faye through Rotary functions and with Stan who was our family doctor

    Faye was a delight, so much fun, you could see the deep love between Stan and her., it was like they were “one”.
    Faye will leave a great gap in the family activities, but her fun , giving nature will carry on in everyone’s memory.
    We are so sad to hear of her passing, big hugs to the family,

    Harold & Marilyn Lavack
    Fmly of Kamloops, now
    Campbell River

    Faye was a joy

  • Roger & Madeline Downie says:

    We are so very sad to have learned of Faye’s transition. Through Rotary we experienced Faye and her love of life & devotion to Stan & family. She was a joy to everyone. May peace be with her family and her memories be a blessing.

  • Sylvia Marchand says:

    On behalf of John and myself, please accept our sincere condolences.
    It was such a shock to hear of Faye’s passing, A shock that no one can be prepared for, or wants to hear.
    Sylvia Marchand and John Walker

  • Terry Rollinson says:

    I was saddened to hear of Faye’s passing. .Our sincere condolences to you, Stan, and family.,
    Terry & June Rollinson

  • Candice and John Giddens says:

    We send our love and prayers to you Stan and all the family and friends of Faye. May your memories sustain you all until you meet again🩷🩷🩷

  • Karla Thompson says:

    My heart aches for your family. Your tribute was beautiful and I am thankful you have so many memories to hold. She will be missed.

  • Sue MacKay says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. She was so good to my mom, Inez. Always taking her to curling till she was in her 80’s and when forced to stop kept her included in the all the fun things the afternoon ladies did. I remember she always had smiles and full of laughter and always in a rush. My condolences to you and family. ❤❤

  • Wayne Mittonwmitton@telus! Net says:

    I was so very saddened to hear of Faye’s passing. She always lit up any place she was.

  • Susan Shaw says:

    Stan and family-
    I’m so sad to learn of Faye’s passing. Her unique personality mixed with her infectious laugh drew people to her wherever she went (but you already know that). Your tribute to her is filled with love and pride. Sending condolences.

  • Gates Poulin says:

    Hi Stan, I had the pleasure of meeting your lovely wife a few times while curling. She seemed to be everything you said and more.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Judy Vail says:

    Dear Stan & Family. My deepest condolence to you all on the loss of your beloved Faye. What a beautiful tribute to a life well lived and I know you will all miss her. I always enjoyed the times we got to share together due to our mutual friends Gene & Brian. Stay well and will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Paula Swint says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Stan and your Family. Faye was a beautiful, fun loving lady. We will miss her smiling face and the curling club for sure .Take care , hugs from Terry Bounds and Paula Swint .

  • Carol kennell says:

    All my thoughts to you and the families around Faye! She was a smile of laughter and good social curling team mate.
    Thank you for sharing these lovely words.
    Carol Kennell and Cliff Huber

  • George Bencze says:

    Hi Stan, I am so heartbroken for you, but also for myself. I’ll always remember that infectious laugh of Faye. Sadly, we didn’t keep in touch as often as we should have, but you and Faye were always special friends to us.

  • Sarah Fraser says:

    Thinking of you all at this really difficult time. Faye was such a special person. Funny, smart, intuitive and beautiful inside and out . Much love and hugs Sarah

  • Sonja and MattDrummond says:

    Sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. Deepest sympathy to all her family. We remember her smile , positive spirit and endless energy. Take care.

  • Tom Mallon says:

    Hi Stan, So sorry to hear that Faye has left us, I spoke to her briefly at the Curling Lunch, such a friendly person, you will miss her , we are thinking of you at this sad time. Tom Mallon .

  • Mary Lu Zwitter says:

    I am so very sorry to all of you for the loss of your Wife, Mother. She is in a much better place, but you are not at this point. She was a wonderful lady. You are all doing your best to get through this time. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. She and you all are in my prayers.

  • Rick ans Anne Lewis says:

    It is with a sadden heard that we have learned of the passing of an old friend. Faye was always such a delight to be with.

  • The Sulz Family says:

    To the Fike Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Fayes passing. All of our prayers are with you and your family. Faye was such a bright light, always smiling and giving a hug or two. We didn’t see her often, but she left an impact on us. Faye will be missed.
    From Alton, Randy, Dennis, Kathy and Edward Sulz and family

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