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IKEBUCHI, Thomas Thamee

June 3, 1928 — August 20, 2022

Received into Heaven with joy: Thomas Thamee Ikebuchi (born June 3, 1928) passed away August 20, 2022. Waiting to be reunited with him are his treasured wife, Barbara Ikebuchi; children Crystal (Bob) Mandryk, Shelly Ikebuchi (Stephen Braham) and Rob (Kimberley) Ikebuchi. Also left behind are his 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, who he was so proud of. Missing him also is his adored baby sister, Chic Starling; the many who called him Uncle Tommy; and June, who insisted that he was her big brother.

Please consider a donation to Kelowna Gospel Mission in lieu of flowers.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm, on Monday, August 29, 2022, at Westside Alliance Church (2011 Daimler Drive, West Kelowna, B).

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MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022, at 3:00 PM


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The service for IKEBUCHI, Thomas Thamee is scheduled for MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022, at 3:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2011 Daimler Drive West Kelowna, BC


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  • Al Adachi says:

    Aunt Barbara and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the recent passing of our Uncle Tommy. He was always a kind, soft spoken and generous uncle and he also had a keen sense of humour. Stan and I will always be grateful and thankful for his encouragement and support during our teenage rock band days. Our fond memories of him will live on forever. We send you and your family our sincere condolences during this very difficult time.
    Al and Cathy Adachi and family

  • Bruce & Niki Hildebrandt says:

    Our hearts go out to your family in this time of loss. How could anyone know Tom and not be blessed? He touched every heart with his gentle approach to life and the love that he shared for others. His impact will continue to be felt through his children as he passed on so much of his character to them. We count it a privilege to have known him and a joy to be connected to his family.

  • Stan Adachi says:

    Sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Tom, who was a great influence in my life. His positive personality and encouragement, made us all better people, by knowing him! Memories of his kindness, will never be forgotten. Please accept my condolences.
    Stan Adachi Orleans, Ontario

  • Tami Mandryk says:

    Last time I saw grandpa was in the hospital. As we were leaving he called us back and said “next time I’ll see you will be in heaven” he knew he was going to die before our next visit. I didn’t want to believe it, I didn’t want to loose him. And the most painful part was that he’s right. Next time ill see hi WILL be in heaven. I love my grandpa, at Eric’s wedding, I WQS the only one who saw the rod tug as though it caught someone and I started crying knowing that Grandpa just caught a fish in heaven, Even if I’m the only one who believes that. I know grandpa doesn’t want us to be sad. He’s happy now, I’m trying really hard not to be sad but it’s difficult.

    My name is Tam, but I was named Tami after grandpa and I’m never legally changing it so that way I’ll always have grandpa with me

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