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Ian Ritchie

May 8, 1939 - January 24, 2016

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A well known businessman of Osoyoos and Kelowna, Ian James Wilson Ritchie, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on January 24, 2016 at home, with his family by his side, after a courageous fight with cancer.

Born May 8th, in the county of Sussex, England, Ian immigrated to Canada June 1954 with his parents, Dawson and Leslie Ritchie, sister Christine, brothers Bob, Graham and Philip settling in Edmonton.

While working at Woodward’s Ian met his wife, Helen. They married and had two children Kim and Janice.

In 1964 Ian and Helen moved to Kelowna where they began their successful careers in hairstyling, owning several salons over a period of four decades.

Ian, being a self-taught man, ventured into apple orcharding for the next 20 years, while continuing cutting hair.

Ian and Helen moved to Osoyoos, with thoughts of retirement, yet opened another salon, known as, Luna del Sol.

Ian will be greatly missed by his family, friends and clients.

A celebration of Ian’s life will be held on February 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Sonora Community Centre, 8505 68 Ave., Osoyoos.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ian’s memory can be made to St. Christopher’s Anglican Church of Osoyoos, PO Box 446, Osoyoos, V0H 1V0, our local food bank or the woman’s shelter.

A special thank you to Dr. Bellingan, Dr. Dimma, Barbara and the palliative care nurses, Lisa and Ashley.

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Doreen Janko
Relation: Customer

Helen and family: Blessings on Ian. His memory will be cherished.
Sincerely, Doreen

From: Kathryn Mercier
Relation: Client

Helen and family, I am so sorry for your loss
My thoughts are with you

From: Betty Thomson-Smith
Relation: Customer

Dearest Helen,
I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will always remember Ian’s enthusiasm for life, his many interests and the great hair cuts and chats we had.
God bless you and keep you.
Hugs and love to you.💞

From: Gerry & Sharon Froese
Relation: Friends

Dearest Helen, there are no words to express how deeply sad we are for you and your famiy. The world has lost a great man and us a true friend. It was always such a pleasure to spend time with you and Ian be it coffee, walks, lunch or dinner. May your precious memories help you through this most difficult time. Much love to you, Jan and Kim and families

From: barbarawilson
Relation: sister-in-law

Helen and Family: May God be with you all at this time, we know Ian is in a peaceful place….and Thank you Lord for the beautiful and peaceful experience you had with the angels………..Love Barb

From: Susan Moreira
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

My prayers and thoughts are with you, Helen. RIP Ian

From: Dolores & Zeke Pescada
Relation: Clients

Helen and Staff:
A wonderful man who will always be in our thoughts. Blessings to you and yours.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 6, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Osoyoos Sonora Centre
8505 - 68th Avenue
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A celebration of Ian’s life will be held on February 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Sonora Community Centre, 8505 68 Ave., Osoyoos

8505 - 68th Avenue
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

A special thank you to Dr. Bellingan, Dr. Dimma, Barbara and the palliative care nurses, Lisa and Ashley.

 

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