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NIKODYM, Jaroslav “Jerry”

Jerry was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on June 17, 1944, the most beautiful city in the world with the best beer. He defected to Canada in 1968 with his young bride, Jaroslava “Jerry” and baby Radka. Loving husband, devoted grandfather, father, big brother, uncle, friend and all around great man – “Papa” is dearly missed. Papa was a plumber by trade, a comedian in spirit and a family man at heart. He loved life, classical music (especially André Rieu), nature, people and he enjoyed every moment spent with family, especially his grandsons. He was sad to not make his 50th wedding anniversary on October 21, 2017 and was very grateful of his life-long partner. Dad kept the jokes going right up to the end and would want everyone to know, “There are only two kinds of Czechs…the good ones and the gooder ones.”

We love you forever and ever, this is not and will never be good-bye!

Jerry is survived by his loving wife Jerry Nikodym; daughters Radka and Michelle; son Marcel; grandchildren: Deryn, Trevor, Andrew and his sister Milena Nikodymorá -Fischel of Germany. Predeceased by Eduard Nikodym and Marie Nikodymorá.

There will be a celebration of Jerry’s life on his birthday, June 17th; time and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2. 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.”

There will be a celebration of Jerry’s life on his birthday, June 17th; time and place to be announced.

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  • Sandra Dillon says:

    To Mrs. Jerry and family, I know that Mr. Jerry loved you all so very much. He was such a sweet man. “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel up above.” My thoughts are with you.

  • Suzanne Hunter says:

    I am very saddened by the loss of this great man, a kind, gentle, fun loving soul I have known and loved since my childhood. Much love and sympathy to his beautiful, beautiful family.

  • Mike and Tammy Stefanik says:

    Gerri,Radka and family,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.We also are mourning Tammy’s mom,who passed away last week.Mike

  • Bob and Barb Macfarlane says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We had many fun conversations at Matheson while waiting for the children.We will miss Jerry very much and we know he will be sadly missed by many others.
    Bob and Barb (Ryan and Lauren Bomford’s gramma and poppa )

  • Vanessa Lewry says:

    Jerilyn, Radka , Marcel, Michelle. I just looked in the paper and saw Jerry. I’m so sorry. We all loved him. I remember when we were kids and he took us to Mcdonalds in his car singing “we got the whole world ” my greatest regards and hugs to you all. Vanessa

  • Diana Mason says:

    Dearest Mommie Geri, Radka and family

    I was truly saddened to learn of the passing of your Dear Husband, Father and Grandfather. Please accept this sincere expression of sympathy. All the words in the world are not enough to express how sorry I am for your loss.

    Jerry was an extraordinarily kind and gentle man. Someone so much a part of your lives will live on in each of you.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With love from Diana

  • lock doctor ltd. says:

    from all of us at the lock doctor
    sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great man

  • springfield says:

    I am thinking about you, Jerry, and the children. My deepest condolences to you during this difficult time.
    From Alena Merhaut

  • John O Mumm says:

    Please accept my sincere and heart-felt sympathy and condolences to his wife and family of Jerry. I was shocked and saddened when I read of his passing at this time at his young age. I wish Mrs. Jerry and the family Gods Blessing, sincerely. John

  • Lavana Fox says:

    Both Jerry and Jerry were the best Resident Managers I have ever known and people still talk fondly of you here. Mr. Jerry was always so helpful; had a kind heart and great spirit. Loved to chat. Sharing the afternoon with the entire family at an Okanagan Symphony Event was one of my fondest memories of being accepted by the entire family. Mr. Jerry you will be missed!

  • Paul and Donna Rabbit says:

    Dear Jerry, Radka, Marcel, Michelle and family,

    We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss of Jerry. We will forever treasure the memories of laughter and special coffees with you. May your good memories of the wonderful man Jerry was carry you through these difficult days ahead and bring sweet solace to you in knowing he lives on through you all. With love, Paul and Donna

  • Marlowe Huber says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of this news. Although the time I shared with you was short, you had a memorable impact on me. I had tremendous respect for you and I could never forget you. I will always remember you as one of the most favorite people I’ve ever met in my entire life. I sincerely wish the whole family to be well.

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