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Kris Van Rikxoord

May 25, 1982 - October 14, 2014


On Tuesday October 14, 2014, Kristopher Michael Van Rikxoord of Osoyoos passed away suddenly at Fox Creek, AB at the age of 32 years.

He was predeceased by his father Kenneth Harpe.

Kris will be fondly remembered by his loving wife Jody Lane Johnson and their special angel “Little Kennedi”; his mother Nancy of Aurora, Colorado; stepfather Garnet of Nanaimo; step-brothers Richard and Joden as well as many extended family and friends.

He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but spent his school years with his mother in Colorado. After school he came back to Nanaimo where he eventually met the “love of his life” Jody Lane.

Kris was Foreman for Nabor Drilling. He will be remembered as sometimes being a rascal but he loved life and always saw the cup half full. He enjoyed dirt biking and fishing with Jody and Kennedi as well as all outdoor sports.

Jody and her family look forward to welcoming all of our and Kris’ friends as they join us in this celebration of life which will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Saturday October 25, 2014 at the Osoyoos Golf Course.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Irene & Mark Donohue
Relation: work

Jody & family,

Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your Kris. As a wife, mother, sister and aunt to family members in the oil drilling industry, I want you to know you are not alone and are in the thoughts and prayers of Kris’ fellow workers and their families.

From: Cindy King
Relation: Work

My deepest heart felt condolence to you Jody and your family, and to Kris’s mother and step father and brothers and extended family and friends. My thoughts are with you, and I’m so very sorry for your loss.

From: Elaine Colford - mother of Shawn Colford (Nanaimo)
Relation: mother of Shawn Colford - one of Colorados best friends

To Colorado’s family and Jody, we share your loss.
Colorado I am shocked & heartbroken to hear of your life being taken away so suddenly, too soon.
There is no one quite like you. You never went unnoticed through your big smile, gift of the gab and smooth charm. You were the life of any party.
Thanks for the good times, Gary, I & all you young bucks, packing into our motorhome, catching the ferry, off to lion football game(s)
– your visits at our house.
You will be missed but not forgotten – you were like a part of our family. You helped make this world a better place.
Elaine Colford- Nanaimo

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 25, 2014
Beginning at 7:36am

Osoyoos Golf Club
12300 Golf Course Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A celebration of life will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Saturday October 25, 2014 at the Osoyoos Golf Course.

12300 Golf Course Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada

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

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