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STRIHA, Jeffrey Roger

It is with deep sadness that we share the tragic passing of our son, Jeff. He was just 32.


Jeff was taken to Kelowna General Hospital on Saturday, March 25th in the evening, feeling unwell, after struggling for a couple of days with flu-like symptoms. In the early hours of Sunday morning he had a cardiac event, this “event” was followed by two additional heart attacks later in the morning. Tragically, he was not able to overcome the damage they caused. Although we had been away in the US, we were able to get back in time to spend precious hours by his side. Our son Rob flew in early last evening as well, so we were all together.


Jeff is survived by his loving family: his parents Mike and Donna Striha of Vernon; his brother Rob (McKenzie) of Grand Prairie; Auntie Lise Poirier (Don) of Kelowna, who were very dear to him; his dear friend Lekyshia of Kelowna and her grandparents Gail and Bud Magrath; a very large extended family and many good friends.


A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 31st at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Following the service, everyone is invited to a reception at the home of Mike and Donna Striha, 5020 Painted Turtle Lane, Vernon, BC.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2 or ISEE Solutions www.iseesolutions.org. 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.”


Friday, March 31st at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for STRIHA, Jeffrey Roger is scheduled for Friday, March 31st at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Judy Trudeau & Richard Clayton says:

    To the Striha family and your friends, we send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences as you mourn the loss of Jeffrey. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
    Judy and Richard
    McKenzie’s grandparents in Calgary, Alberta

  • Harvey & Gail Francis says:

    We, all the Francis family, send much love and prayers as you morn the passing of Jeff.

  • Bill & Shirleen Moore says:

    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your Son. Our
    thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you peace and
    comfort as you remember the memories of him.

  • Diane and Jeff Likes says:

    We are deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of Jeff. No words can express what your family must be going through during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and will continue during the healing process.

  • Iris says:

    My heart is heavy at hearing of your loss. Many memories run through my mind of Jeffrey and Sarah at school together and our time of parenting. Love and Hugs, Iris.

  • Raymonde Desautels says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to you, Donna and Mike and Robby. It seems unreal that this could have happened, I especially remember Jeffrey as a hard worker, even as a child – and always with that big smile on his face. I continue to include you all in my prayers, may God grant you acceptance and peace in knowing that He had bigger plans for your precious Jeffrey., Auntie Raymonde

  • Mary Lou & John Croft says:

    Our dear friends, words cannot begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. It has been said, “death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”. May your loving memories of Jeff surround you and give you peace. We send our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength and courage you need to get through each day. Until we see you, please know your entire family are in our constant thoughts.

  • Gina Efstathio says:

    Donna, Mike, Rob and McKenzie,
    Please accept my condolences and know that I am here for you during this difficult time. Jeff was a wonderful, young man that I know you were very proud of. I will see you soon. Love Gina

  • Russ Ebert says:

    Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Jeff. I had the pleasure of working along side him for almost 4 years and we shared many laughs and stories together. I will always remember him as a very hard worker and maybe the most reliable employee I have ever had. He took pride in what he did and it showed in his work ethic. Unfortunately I am out of the country with my family for a Spring Break holiday but will take a moment Friday at 1pm to remember the person he was. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Russ and Michelle Ebert
    Precision Cutting and Coring

  • George and Donna Basran says:

    We are saddened to hear about the loss of your Son, Our thoughts are with you
    At this difficult time,
    George and Donna Basran

  • AKUGIZIBWE moses says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about that mommy! !! My Lord strengthen your family !!

  • Ashley says:

    It had been a couple of years that I had talked to Jeff. But we had been very good friends in the past. He had helped me leave an abuse relationship and helped me remember that there are wonderful people in the world. I think of you often Jeff, rest easy.

  • Sue, Mike, Noah and Jon Touhey says:

    Dear Donna, Mike and Rob, We were so very sorry to hear of the sudden tragic loss of Jeff. We can only imagine your pain and sorrow. May it help to know that others care. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, sincerely, The Touhey family.

  • Kendall and Taylor Aitken says:

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your son, Jeff. We have been praying for your family as this is not an easy time. We send our love to you and pray for healing and comfort.
    Love, Kendal and Taylor

  • Walter Morel says:

    Saddened by Jeff’s passing.
    He was a gym friend who we have known for years.
    Many who work out at Global were taken aback today By the news.
    Though I did not know him well, he was always quick to say hello and chat about the day. His absence will be noticed.

  • Claudia G. Magrath says:

    It was a terrible shock to me as well as to you and your family. !!! I am so sad for this whole outcome. Kyshia is my Grandaughter and I love her very much. My heart is broken because she has to endure such pain and suffering, but I am happy that you…. Jeffs Mom, Dad, Bro and other family are there to help her heal. It saddens me that she is so young to have to go thru this . I have never met your son , as I live in Coquitlam, but I have enjoyed the pics and posts that Kyshia has shared. Rest assured that there is Gods love out there for you and watching over everyone. hugs to all ♥

  • Austin Likes says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you guys are going through. My thoughts and prayers will be with you guys through this difficult time.

  • Chris and Dave Dickison says:

    Dear Donna, Mike and Robbie, Dave and I cannot tell you how absolutely broken we feel for you. The loss of your beautiful son and brother is shocking and tragic to say the least. Thank you for so generously streaming Jeff’s service so those of us that could not be there with you to honor his life could do so with you in this way. Please accept our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts always with heartfelt love.

  • Jim & Katrina Christian says:

    Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time, we can’t imagine what your going through.

  • Tom & Sharon Efstathio says:

    We are so saddened to hear about your son’s sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you. Our condolences to you and your family and Jeffrey’s friends.

  • Jena Zubrod says:

    I was just laying here thinking about Jeff and that I hadn’t talked to him in a few years. I had known him since 1997 when we attended Dr Knox together. We sporadically kept in touch over the years. I was so sad to see that he has passed when I went to send him a message on Facebook tonight.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff always cracked me up but knew when to calm down and be serious too. I will always remember him being a great friend and very genuine and nice guy.
    Your family is in my prayers.

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