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KOFOED, Jeremy

December 8, 1977 — March 27, 2024

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Jeremy Anton Kofoed, whose life was tragically taken from him on March 27, 2024, at the age of 46. He was born on December 8, 1977, and lived his whole life in Kelowna.  His growing-up years included lots of travelling, adventuring, and good times with his family. He carried that on in his own way, patiently teaching his own kids to ride dirt bikes, how to waterski, and ride a sled in the winter. Jeremy was a toy guy and showed his kids how to play and have fun.

After high school, Jeremy went on to become a skilled Red Seal auto technician and worked at Kelowna Toyota for 25 years. He excelled in customizing and accessorizing the Toyota truck line and many of the lifted trucks around Kelowna are a product of his work!

For the last 7 years, Jeremy has poured his heart into building and operating Adventure Trucks. He loved taking his family to the Overland Expos in the States to pick up new pieces, and he loved having the opportunity to share his passion with others.

Jeremy loved going on adventures, road trips, camping with his family, off-roading with his kids, waterskiing, and walking his dog by the lake. He helped so many people in so many different ways – pulling cars out of the ditch, helping family and friends move, working on projects with others, digging with his excavator, advising us with our car problems, just to name a few. We will always remember Jeremy for his huge heart, gentleness, generosity, and fun-loving nature.

Jeremy will be forever loved and remembered by his three children, Kylee, Mathias, and Caleb, and the mother of his children and wife of 23 years, Sherri. He is deeply loved and missed by his fiancé and partner of 2 years, Liyah, and her son Rocco.  Left to cherish his memory are his father Jack and sisters Jacqueline (John Nybo), Jillian (Andi) Buechi, and Leah (Troy) Jones.  Also left to mourn his passing are many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. Jeremy was predeceased by his loving mother, Leona.

If anyone wishes to donate in Jeremy’s memory, please visit the GoFundMe campaign that has been set up to support his children, Kylee, Mathias, and Caleb, during this challenging time: gofund.me/811519eb

A Memorial Service will take place on TUESDAY, April 23, 2024, at 2:00 PM (PDT), at Trinity Church: 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Tea will be served afterward.  Family and friends are invited to come and pay their respects and honour Jer’s memory. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below).

Jeremy’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who loved him, and his spirit will continue to live on. May his memory be a blessing, and may we find solace in the cherished moments we shared with him.

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TUESDAY, April 23, 2024, at 2:00 PM (PDT)

Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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The service for KOFOED, Jeremy is scheduled for TUESDAY, April 23, 2024, at 2:00 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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Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Stephanie (van Hees) Penny says:

    My deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of Jeremy! Such a tragic loss to an amazing family. May you find comfort in all the memories you have made together. Thoughts and prayers to all of you!

  • Dwight Senft says:

    Jack and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jer. Remember the good times and memories that you had as a family. Thought’s are with you at this difficult time.

  • Marcia Wenzel says:

    Jack and Family,
    We are thinking of you and send our love to all of you 💕
    May your loving family and memories bring comfort at this very difficult time.
    With Love, Tim, Marcia, Skip and Casey 💕

  • Fritz & Joyce Buechi says:

    Just adding our little note – to show you we care & are so very sorry!
    Since we came to Kelowna in 2006 – we have such good memories of Kofoed gatherings – especially the Father’s Days at Oyama! Thinking of you often. Luv n hugs n prayers Fritz & Joyce

  • John and Melisa Crandlemire says:

    We are so sorry for your heart breaking loss. Our hearts are are hurting with you. Love and care from our family
    Melisa and John

  • Albert Wiebe says:

    Dear Kofoed’s
    My Sincere Condolences to All immediate & extended families ,May you find strength & Peace while grieving, in a time such as this.
    The Best to All of you

  • Tony and Janet Schleppe says:

    Left without words, we send all of the Kofoed family and friends our sincere condolences.

  • Sharon (Olson) Korzeniowski says:

    Dear Kofoed family,
    My thoughts and Sincere and so very heartfelt sympathy goes out to you these days at the loss of Jeremy. May you receive the care and comfort that’s needed now.

  • Leila West says:

    Our hearts are touched with the enormity of your tragic loss. Sending thoughts of love and prayers to you all. From Brian and Leila West

  • Cindy Fortin says:

    So very sorry for your loss of Jeremy — a son, dad, brother, uncle, friend and partner… I remember him when he was just a young boy. It sounds like he grew up to be an amazing man. There really are no words for one to truly express condolences to a grieving family, but please know our hearts and thoughts are with you.

    • Eli & Ruth Walter says:

      Dearest Jack & families
      Special thoughts & prayers have been with in this difficult time hope you find the comfort of heaven very close to all… sending love & hugs to you all 💐❤️

  • Priscilla Pizarro says:

    Sincerest condolences from our family to yours. ❤️

  • Josh & Helena Lomax says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sending our condolences and letting you know we are thinking of you. From Josh, Helena and Amelia Lomax

  • Yolanda Krywulak says:

    Dear Kofoed Family. We are so deeply sorry for the tragic loss of your beloved Jeremy. We never had an opportunity to meet him, but he sounds like an amazing and cherished man. He was so very blessed to be part of such a kind and amazing family. We send our heart felt prayers to you all and wish you peace as you mourn the loss of this very precious man.. We are always here for you if you need anything at all. Our hearts are with you.
    Yolanda, Steve, Max and Sasha Krywulak

  • Terry Walker says:

    Dear Jack and family, We are shocked and saddened to hear of Jeremy’s passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you in these difficult days.

  • Margaret Detmers says:

    To the Kofoed Family. Please accept my sincere condolences on the tragic loss of Jeremy.

  • Doug and Carol Adams says:

    Our hearts have been with you all. We are so deeply sorry for you all losing Jeremy. Our hearts share your sorrow.

  • Terry Poirier says:

    So sad to hear of the loss of Jeremy. It was always such a pleasure when Jeremy came into our store, always polite and easy going.. He was usually shopping for something for his kids, so the whole family could be out enjoying the outdoors together. Jeremy always put his family’s needs first, he was a true gentleman,

  • Joyce Brewster says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Kofoed family at this time of his tragic passing!

  • Bernard & Ruth Hall says:

    Our dear friends, Jack & family & Sherri & family, We can only imagine the pain & sorrow of your loss. May the words of shared by so many be a comfort to your hearts these days. Bernard & Ruth Hall.

  • Alvin and Gayla Moore says:

    Dear Jack and family, Sherry, Kylie, Mathias, and Caleb. Our thoughts and care have often been with you in your grievous loss these last weeks. We value having known Jeremy and appreciated receiving a kind welcome into their family home.
    Knowing from experience, the comfort of God will come in big and little ways, often unexpected. And we also hope that warm memories will bring a measure of solace to your aching hearts. Alvin and Gayla Moore, parents of Cameron (Shauna)

  • Sherry Stone says:

    To Jack and family, Sherri & family, and his many friends . My sincere condolances in the tragic
    loss of Jeremy. I will remember him as a gentle man, and may each of you remember the best of times.

  • Amanda Bennett Durocher says:

    My memories go back almost 30 years. Jeremy was such a great friend, and Jack and Leona’s home was always open to me. In particular, I remember our version of the “hot rod race” one Wednesday night from Kelowna to Vernon. I always looked forward to seeing Jer again someday and get my facts straight… My deepest, heartfelt condolences to all the family.

  • David McLaughlin says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jacki, Jill, Leah and Jack. It seems like yesterday Jeremy was this little guy running around in the background. Though years have past I have nothing but the fondest memories of spending time around your beautiful family.

  • Marie Lewis says:

    My heart has been hurting for you in this unimaginable loss.
    My condolences to Sherri and to each of the children as they try to grasp the reality of what’s happened.
    Maybe they know some comfort in their lives from all the family.
    Marie Lewis

  • Laura Romagnoli says:

    Dear Jack and his family, Sherri and her kids
    I am sorry for your lost. Thinking of you all.

  • Shelley Terry Laboucan says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Kofoed family at this time of his tragic passing! He was a pleasure to know

  • Michael and Lara Lomax says:

    Thinking of you all with love and care 🩵

  • Anton Victoria Bell & Family says:

    Our hearts 💕 are feeling your deep loss.

  • Janie says:

    Our sincerest condolences from our family to yours at this very difficult time. May it help to know others share in your loss.
    Darren & Janie Radom


    Dear Jack & family…. What traumatic & sorrowful news re Jeremy!! I’ve not seen Jeremy for many years BUT how well I recall Jack & Leona’s ‘little duffer’ running around after gospel meetings! The joys he’s brought into that family, only our Heavenly Father will ever know that!! Today, the SORROW of PARTING can feel GREAT indeed, but, the COMFORT of a LOVING MEMORY is much GREATER!! Especially you dear family, may you feel the COMFORTING ARMS of our Heavenly Father & His Beloved Son… keeping you “steady & true” in lonely or joyous days!! Lotsa love….b

  • Jolan and Julie Cobb says:

    Dear Jack, Jackie, Leah, Jill & families,
    The loss of a loved one is so heartbreaking, and there are never really any words that can easy your pain and loss…….but may it bring some comfort to you all to know that are many who are thinking of you all and keeping you close in thought & heart & prayers! Love, hugs and deepest sympathies to you all!
    Jolan & Julie Cobb

  • Donna McAllister says:

    Sending love and condolences from our family to yours during this difficult time,
    Love Donna, Mike and family

  • Brent & Valori Manary says:

    Dear Jack and family
    We are so saddened by your loss….
    We want you to know that we are feeling a measure of your pain in our hearts…..
    All our love ❤️

  • Shawna Parks says:

    Dear Jack , Sherri and family ,
    We are thinking of you all so much during this time . Sending you love and strength.

  • Scott Pennock says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Kofoed family on the tragic loss of your beloved, and my cousin, Jeremy. A loss such as this is immeasurable but felt by all who love and cherish family and friendship. We are sending our love to you all at this difficult time and wish you all comfort in love and your memories. Our love always, Scott Pennock & Kiren Singh.

  • Arnold & Marion Lyon says:

    Sweet memories and kind thoughts of the many years being friends. Blessings of comfort with loving kindness be for all the family.
    Arnie & Marion Lyon

  • Magalie Boutillier says:

    Thinking a lot about you all during this difficult time. Sending love and prayers

  • Chuck Eles says:

    My sincerest condolences to the Kofoed family. I am thankful that I knew him and his family. God bless.

  • Denise Thune says:

    Dear Kofoed Family…Our deepest sympathy to you all in your great loss. May the God of all comfort help you bear your burden of your great loss in this experience of grief. With Deepest Sympathy to all. Denise Thune

  • Michael & Debbie O’Regan says:

    Thinking of you Jack and all your family ..such a great loss! Sending our love and care.

  • John, Donna & Megan Williston says:

    Dear Family; May you find strength and comfort through this tragic loss. Our heartfelt condolences to each of you. ❤️

  • Darrell & Helene Kostenuk says:

    Dear Sherri & Family, Our thoughts of love and care are with you all at this difficult time…❤️

  • Stuart & Ann Glen says:

    Dear family,
    Our hearts ache with you and we feel your sorrow and loss. You are deeply loved, and we hope you will be deeply comforted.

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