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January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Born on December 5, 1962 in New Westminster, BC, Pam suddenly passed away from a short illness at the Kelowna General Hospital on March 2, 2020. She leaves behind Dave, her husband of 17 years; her three sons Jason Bitz (Prescilla Tjituka), Matthew Bitz (Jilliam Gunderson), and James (Bailey) Bitz; and her two grandchildren Carter and Kauua. She is also survived by her father, Ron (Lorraine) Smith and her two siblings Diane and Don. She was predeceased by her mother Gladys.

Pam’s request was not to have a formal funeral service, but rather an informal gathering. There will be an opportunity to visit with the family, offer condolences, and share stories on Saturday, March 7, 2020 between 9:30 – 11:30 am in the Reception Hall of the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Pam’s spouse, Dave, and her three sons will receive friends during that time.

As Pam was a true animal lover, to express sympathy donations may be made to the SPCA, spca.bc.ca, in lieu of flowers.

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  • Alison Reid says:

    Dave and family I had the great pleasure of working with Pam @ RBC Sahali in Kamloops and our paths crossed again throughout her career. Pam was a beautiful person and loved a competition I will always remember her gorgeous smile and that wonderful laugh. I, as I am sure many people are still reeling from the news of her passing. May your memories help you through this devastating time. My deepest condolences Alison Reid

  • Willie and Lorraine Sayers says:

    Our condolences to you Matt and your family! So very sorry. She will be greatly missed! Our hearts go out to all of you.

  • Tona and Alf Lowey says:

    Dave, Jay, Matt, James and families…there are no words to express how saddened we were to hear of Pam’s passing! Pam was a beautiful person! May knowing that so many people share your grief help you all through this difficult time! With our sincere sympathies, Tona and Alf Lowey

  • Anne hergott says:

    Dave siincere condolences to you and your family. Pam was a leader that we all aspired to be like. She was infinitely caring and kind… She will be missed by so many.

  • Todd Shewfelt says:

    My condolences to Dave and all of Pam’s family. Pam was such as warm, friendly and special person that made me smile whenever I saw her. She will be greatly missed. Todd

  • Karl Sterk says:

    Deepest sympathies to Pam’s family. She was an amazing leader and led with care. She will be sorely missed.

  • Cathy and Doug Mock says:

    Dave to you and your entire family- Doug and I were greatly saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Pam. We had the opportunity to know each other and work together in multiple locations including Ottawa, Calgary and B.C. Pam was a genuine person with a heart of gold and an infectious smile. We will all miss our friend dearly.

  • Shirley Ma says:

    My condolences to Dave and all of Pam’s family. I will always remember Pam’s laugh and her out going personality; she is someone you feel very comfortable in talking to. She will be missed.

  • Denise Gray says:

    Pam was a special person with the greatest smile! I worked with her in Kamloops for several years. I was shocked to hear of her passing and I know how much your family will miss her. Hold your memories of her close to your heart. Pam will be so missed by so many people. Condolences to all your family.
    Denise Gray

  • Susan Hutchinson says:

    Dave, Jason, Matt, James & family. So sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. May the many, many special memories of Pam help you through your time of sorrow. I had the pleasure of working with Pam while she was in the Kamloops branches. She touched many lives within the RBC family and outside RBC as well. She will be missed. Hugs

  • Craig and Jacquie Petersen says:

    Our deepest condolences to Pam’s family. We are blessed to know her beautiful son James. With love to her family and friends at this difficult time.

  • Danny Cescon says:

    Dave, Pam and I worked together at RBC in Calgary. ( you and I met at our home once ). I am so very sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person to work with…..always a wonderful positive spirit. The news of her passing was such a shock. My deepest condolences to you, her sons and family.

  • Michelle Alexander says:

    I had the privilege of working at RBC Calgary Main Branch under Pam’s leadership. She lead by example. Pam’s kindness, enthusiasm, appreciation, laughter and genuine care for her team was at the forefront of everyday. She was a true inspiration to so many. Pam’s sudden passing has left a huge hole in the RBC family. She is truly loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Rest In Peace Pam, your spirit lives on in all who had the pleasure to know you.

  • Cynthia Cutt says:

    Pam’s family, Pam’s wonderful personality and her infectious smile will be sorely missed! She always said hello and made sure to catch your eye when in an RBC branch. Blessings to you all. I will miss seeing her in the South Okanagan.

  • Brenda Garvey says:

    We are so sorry to hear of this shocking news. Out hearts go out to al of you. Pam was a beautiful person inside and out. Our condolences to you all from the entire Bloxom family who knew Pam on a personal and professional level. Hugs to you all.

  • Amanda Sansregret says:

    I will miss our talks Aunty Pam. You are the most beautiful person i have ever met, both inside and out. May you Rest Peacefully. Love you

  • Bruno and Vicki Zilli says:

    Dear Jayson and Family.
    Our deepest condolences for your sudden loss! We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts as you go through this time of great loss and sorrow. Pam will always live in your hearts and watch over you.
    Bruno and Vicki

  • Leea Lawson says:

    My condolences to you all as you grieve this great loss. I had the honour of working with Pam for the past few years in the Okanagan Community. She lead with her heart and truly cared for the people. She always spoke of her family with a huge smile. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • George Tsamis says:

    Dave my sincerest condolences to you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. George

  • Jason Bedford says:

    Dear Dave and family. The team in Salmon Arm were saddened to hear of your loss. Pam was an inspirational leader that made an impact on each member of the team. She led by example and wore her heart on her sleeve. We would all like to express our deepest condolences. Pam will be truly missed.

  • Bev Bloomfield says:

    Dave, Jay, Matt, James and families…I am so sorry for your loss; I worked with Pam at Kamloops Northshore; she will be missed by many. She was such a beautiful person inside and out, treasure your memories and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  • Liz Joyce says:

    To Pam’s family, I worked with Pam when she was in the Calgary market as well in BC. She was a true professional leader that took ownership and did it with grace and a personal touch. Always friendly and supportive, she will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to you all.

  • Elaine Bradley says:

    To Pam’s Family; I worked with Pam at RBC in Calgary and then with her when she moved to Kelowna. She was always so professional but always had time for a laugh. I am saddened by this great loss but I will be thinking of her and her remarkable life. My deepest condolences.

  • Sarah Faddegon says:

    I haven’t even wrapped my head around this yet. I’m so sorry for our family that got to see you more often then I and are hurting probably more then me because your gone. You were such a huge part of my childhood and young adult days. I always thought we had time to “get together” so I could at least hug you and thank you in person. I know we chatted online and made amends that way but it’s not the same and now I’ll never get to tell you how much I truly appreciated you and everything you did for me and my brother when no one else would. I loved you then, I love you now and I’ll continue to love you forever my dear aunty Pam. Thank you for everything you taught me and did for me. I still think in quarters when having to times by 25 😉 . You definitely left this world to soon but I know heaven gained an angle. Give grandma a big squeeze for me eh?!
    Love you always,
    Sarah Faddegon

  • Bev Glover says:

    Dave and family, I was so saddened & shocked to hear of Pam’s sudden passing. I got to know Pam when we were in similar positions, Pam in Kamloops & I was in Revelstoke. Many years later she became my manager at RBC in Calgary. I have always enjoyed working with Pam, her big beautiful smile, her genuine caring heart and her positive attitude. I send you my love and prayers.
    Bev Glover

  • Kathy Ruddick says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Dave and family for your loss. I so respected Pam for her values and management. Although I did no work with her long, her personality and sincerity impacted my time at RBC. Rest In Peace Pam. You are missed.

  • Bill Duncan says:

    It is so important when raising kids to have other parents in the community generously counsel, support, sometimes feed and often love our kids. Pam shared her warmth, understanding and genuine caring with my son, Travis, and many of his friends and teammates. She would enthusiastically, yet tenderly, champion their effort and accomplishments. The strong connections she made provided an incredible impact on their development. The news of Pam’s passing is heartbreaking. It is with sadness and regret that I offer condolence to her boys , Dave and family for their loss. Pam will not be forgotten.

  • Michele Curley says:

    I have only had the pleasure of working with Pam for the last 18 months but learned very quickly how much she cared about her Leaders and clients! My deepest condolences to Dave and the family!

  • Ramtin and Toktam Mahdavian says:

    Matt, James and the family, Please accept our condolences , we know how close you were to Pam. we are thinking about you and you are in our hearts and thoughts. We wish you strength during this hard time.

  • Coleen Anne Leblanc says:

    To Matt & family.
    Not only I had the pleasure of working with Pam at RBC North Shore , Kamloops but I had the pleasure of knowing Matt. My heart goes out to the entire family. Her smile and personality will always be remembered.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Coleen & Stephen LeBlanc

  • Brian Simkins says:

    Dave, Linda and I where saddened by the news of Pam’s passing. We will always remember Pam for her beautiful smile and her warm and caring attitude for those in need. Take care my friend.

  • Lynne Cranna says:

    I have no words for the sadness we all endure from this devastating loss. To all who knew Pam especially her family, my you find solace with your treasured memories.

  • Pat Faisthuber says:

    Dave, Hay, Matt and James it is with great sadness I send my condolences to to all. I worked with Pam at the North Shore Branch in Kamloops. She certainly has left a big hole in the RBC family. May you be blessed with her lovely smile and memories. God Bless.

  • Deb Fleming says:

    Dave and family,
    My heart is sad. I am so very sorry for your loss . There are no words to describe the deep sorrows felt by all of us who have
    had the pleasure of knowing and working with Pam. She could truly light up

    a room with her smile. She was kind, fun and caring. We shared many a laugh in our times together at Rbc northshore and main branch Kamloops. I will cherish those fun times.
    My thoughts are with you and your family Dave. Please hold your memories close and find comfort there.
    Sincerely , Deb Fleming (Rbc receptionist-retired)

  • Susan Brown says:

    Dave and family, I am deeply saddened by the news of Pam’s passing. Thinking of you, at this time of loss. My heartfelt condolences.

  • Rod & Jill Jack says:

    When we think of Pam, we remember the bring sunshine she brought to every room she entered. It was in her heart and in her fabulous smile!! Our sincere love goes out to Dave, Matt & Jill, James & Bailey & Jay plus all the extended family, friends, colleagues and love ones. She is gone, but we will never forget her.

  • Mark and Silwana Babiak says:

    Dave and family. Our hearts break with you during this sad and difficult time , please accept our sincere condolences . Pam was a wonderful person with a big smile and even bigger heart. We feel blessed to have known and work with Pam . We will miss her very much.

  • Ray and Liz Warren says:

    Dave and family, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Liz and I have been fortunate to have been able to get to know and work with Pam, both in Kamloops and Kelowna. She has such an amazing spirt about her, always willing to give her all for her community, clients and staff. She will truly be missed…

  • Diane Cruxton says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Pam’s family. Pam was a genuine caring person and the absolute best mentor and manager . I had the honor of working with Pam at RBC main branch Calgary. I always remember that big beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed.

  • Lloyd Cook says:

    To Pam’s family and many friends, our sincere condolences for your loss. Pam is a shining example of authentic leadership and truly caring for those she worked with. Her guidance and recommendations have been invaluable for everyone she touched. We will miss her but continue to feel her presence.

  • Darlene shannon says:

    Dave, Jay, Matt, James .Iam pam cousin My dad was gladys brother .I found pam on face book and we Reconnect .I remember as kids we were closes .I will miss our chats .I was so happy to find her on face book .Mycondolences May your heart and soul find peace and comfort..❤❤

  • Ray & Liz Warren says:

    Dave this is is one of my favorite pictures of the three of us at an early morning team action walk. Liz and Pam’s smile was not about being in a picture with me, it was about finding a coffee.

  • Eric Davis says:

    I was shocked to learn of Pam’s passing. I worked with Pam at RBC and she was among my favourites! I am sad to hear she is gone WAY too soon. I feel for all her family, friends, colleagues and of course Dave.

  • Erin Rennie-Aubuchon says:

    To Dave, her boys and family…My sincerest sympathies to all of you. Pam and I worked together in Calgary when you guys moved from Ottawa and Pam took on the role of the manager of small business. Pam was such a light for the team, guiding and mentoring, selflessly sharing her experiences and encouraging personal and professional growth. Pam left a significant impact on me and my career and many years later, she remains one of the most authentic leaders I’ve had the pleasure of working for, We shared a love of reading, often swapping books with each other and providing recommendations. She was smart, funny and relatable. She will be greatly missed by the RBC Family and may her legacy live on in all those she mentored and worked with. My deepest condolences. xo

  • Harry & Peggy Bensler says:

    Dave, we learned today, through a mutual friend, of Pam’s untimely passing.. We wish to extend to you and your family, our heartfelt condolences.

  • Marie Vanderstam says:

    To Pam’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Pam was an amazing woman, and I am so lucky that I got to work with her and call her a friend. Take care of each other, and find peace in the wonderful memories of Pam

  • Bob Strong says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Dave and Pam’s boys, on this unexpected loss. Pam was an exceptional person, loved by all, and an excellent banker who I had the privilege of working with in Kamloops in the 90’s . She was also my daughter Cynthia’s boss when she worked at Sahali and Cynthia is also very saddened by her loss saying she was the best boss I ever had. Rest In Peace Pam.
    Bob Strong.

  • Ron Faddegon says:

    I was once her brother inlaw, and she was a part of my family. I 1st met Pam when she was only 15 yrs old. long before she had children, or worked at Rbc. I always liked Pam. She was always very warm and caring, even as a young teenager. I could always talk to her. She stepped up and tried really hard to help my children when my marrige to her sister ended.
    She was just such a loving person. She really cared about people. She was a gentle soul. I don’t think I realized, or appreciated what a precious person she was. I was to immature myself to understand that.
    I eventully lost track of Pam about 30 yrs ago, I have wondered at times how she was doing.
    I only just recently heard of Pams tragic passing, I must admit, my knees buckeled. I am still in shock. This was such a loss, and is just not right.
    It is so touching, and warms my heart to hear your stories of how she touched all of your lives, all over Canada. I feel so proud of her for the magnificent woman she grew up to be.
    I can’t help but reflect back on a special day that I remember when her sister Dianne, Pam and myself, were hanging out at Cresent beach, in Whiterock b.c. she was 15. So young so innocent, so pretty and full of life. We were all sitting on a big driftwood log, talking all day. She was so excited about her life ahead.
    She was so welcoming of me into her family, and we just talked about stuff. I thonk at that point she looked up to me. I know in later years, I disapointed her with some of the terrible choices I made. I wish that I could take those choices all back now. Disapointing her has always haunted me. I wish I could have stay in contact.
    She was so much more special than I was ever aware at that time. Sometimes, we just don’t realize what we had until it it’s gone.
    I am so sorry for her families loss. It must be a terrible loss to you all. Bit I know your mom, and grandma, and I know that she would have loved you all very, very much. You would have been her whole world. She is with and will always be with you. She will always love you. So for her, be the best you can. Look after yourselves for her. This picture is of Pam at around age 21, or 22.

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