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WAKELY, Joshua Tyler

Joshua Tyler Wakely, 40, of Lake Country BC, passed away tragically and very suddenly at Kelowna General Hospital surrounded by loved ones on March 2, 2020.

Josh was a loving husband, proud father, a son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend to everyone. He was one of the most humble and happy-go-lucky people around, with legendary sideburns and an infectious smile that would light up any room he walked into.

Josh was a B-pressure welder, extremely passionate about pipelining and got to meet the love of his life in Buckinghorse, BC (2014) doing his favourite thing – welding. In 2017, Josh couldn’t have been any prouder to welcome his baby boy, Mason, to the world.

Josh got to live his passion for over 20 years, welding pipelines all over BC and AB.  When Josh wasn’t out of town working, he spent his time loving his family and exploring the valley – camping, fishing, hiking, or trying his luck at gold panning.

Josh was truly unforgettable and had a unique way of making everyone feel special, like you were the only one in the room. He will be forever missed by his wife Britney and son Mason; father Clint; mother Brenda;  two brothers, Seth and Adam; parents-in-law Shaune and Terry; brothers- and sisters-in-law; and his many nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his beloved dog, Lincoln.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations towards Mason’s education fund. Please contact Kate Schouten at kate.nextstep@gmail.com.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations towards Mason’s education fund Link: kate.nextstep@gmail.com


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Service Details

The service for WAKELY, Joshua Tyler is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Pam Blanchard says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time and truly sorry for your loss

  • Roger Legge says:

    I would like to pay my Condolences to Wakely family from the Legge family in Ft Nelson

  • Cheryl Kennedy says:

    You were and always will be one of a kind my buddy!
    I remember that time I told you your sideburns were crooked and you said “You noticed?!” Lol! ♥️♥️

  • Doug & Linda Mould says:

    Words cannot express our devastation for all of Josh’s loved ones. Xx

  • Rick Banack says:

    Wakely family, sending my sincere condolences
    In this terrible time of tragedy.

  • .Joanne Seel says:

    so very sorry for the loss of a very special young man! Life taken far too soon!

  • Lisa Maddocks says:

    Dear Brit, Shaune and Terry and family
    Words are inadequate in this time of sadness.
    Our love, hearts and thoughts are going out to you all from our side of the world to yours.
    There is strength in hugs and we are sending as many as we can
    Lisa, Anna and Jackson xxx

  • Joan & Steve Kinzett says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to you all, love Steve and Joan

  • Ruby and Gary Sparkes says:

    So sorry for your loss. Ours thoughts are with you ar this time of sorrow. Remember the good times, they are what you treasure at this difficult time.

  • John & Yvonne Webb says:

    To the Wakely’s – our hearts go out to you all. Our warmest thoughts.

  • Sandra Coleman says:

    Deepest sympathy to the Wakely family on the loss of Josh.. May it comfort you to know that others care at this heartfelt time.. I knew Josh from pictures and sharing over the years from Judy…

  • Ben Friesen says:

    Sympathy to all your family for your tragic loss.

  • Yvonne & John Webb says:

    Our sympathies.

  • Ashley says:

    Sending the deepest of condolences to all of Josh’s family during this very tragic time. Josh will be forever in my heart and thoughts, as will all of you. Sending strength and hugs. XoXo

  • Bonney Brian Ford says:

    We are so sorry to here about Josh. He will always be looking down on us Brittany with that great smile.. Love you Bonny.

  • ELSIE hacault says:

    Brenda and Clint this is Rene and Elsie Hacault in Mariapolis Mb., Bev and Ubald ‘s neighbors in the valley . We are so sorry to hear about your loss.. Our deepest sympathies to you and the whole family. God gives us children but I am told they are only lent to us.. Try to get thru this with all the good memories and it sounded like he was a very positive young man so as hard as it will be may God help you thru this..

  • Rod & Jill Fitzpatrick says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wakelys and Stewarts, their extended families and all those who are feeling this profound loss. We offer our hope that you will all find comfort in the love and support you will share among yourselves. With our heartfelt sympathy, Rod & Jill

  • Jamie Cyre says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family. He will greatly missed by all.

  • Marty buholzer says:

    Condolences to the family josh is and will be missed

  • Nick Gorsalitz says:

    I just wanted to send my condolences as I cant be there for this service but will be attending the fort Nelson service I’m very sorry for your loss brittany and to the whole Wakely family and little mason as well. He was one of my best friends of 27 years more than a friend a brother I was happy that I was able to work alongside him and spend some of his last days together always laughing and joking around R.I P. brother I will see you up there if I make it but I know you did live you Josh Wakely forever never forget you chops..!!😎

  • Joe Vilac says:

    My condolences to The Wakelys’. I’m sorry for your loss, Josh was a great person. He will be deeply missed. Till we meet again chips, Rest In Peace buddy

  • bev and ubald says:

    That was a beautiful service. Wish we could have been there Brenda. I am so sorry for the family. Talk to you soon. Love you all

  • Larry & Karen Friesen says:

    Deepest sympathy Clint, Brenda, Adam, Seth. You have been in our thoughts since we heard the terrible news. Our hearts go out to all of you and to Brittney and Mason.

  • Debbie Sutton says:

    Clint, Brenda, Seth, Adam and families,
    I am so so sorry💔 . I was Josh’s teacher many years ago at Roland Elementary School. Even in Grade 1 he had that sparkle in his eyes that I see he never lost ❤️

    . I remember getting to know all of you so well. Since hearing about Josh, my heart has ached for all of you Sending my deepest condolences.

  • Shirley McLaren says:

    To the Wakley family, I am so sorry to hear about Josh. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Share the memories. They will keep him close to you.

  • Nicole and Aurel Pantel says:

    Brenda and Clint – Ubald and Bev phoned us to let us know about Joshua’s passing. We are so very sorry for you and your family and we offer you our deepest condolences. I am praying for you in this very difficult time. Take care!

  • Nicole and Aurel Pantel says:

    Brenda and Clint – Ubald and Bev phoned us to let us know about Josh’s passing. We are so very sorry for you and your family and we offer you our deepest condolences. I am praying for you in this very difficult time. Take care!

  • Douglas Milligan says:

    Josh was a friend to all. I hadn’t seen him in 10 years but am still trying to come to grip with this. He was a great friend ,worker, and man who always made time for everyone. I never had the pleasure of meeting mason but I want him to know a better father he could not have had. I will see you again my friend!

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