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Mike Garrish

September 15, 1952 - May 2, 2018


On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Mr. Michael (Mike) Garrish of Oliver passed away surrounded by family at the Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 65 years.

Mike will be fondly remembered by his loving family including wife Beth; daughters Raelene (Brad) and Naomi (Trevor); granddaughters Ainsley and Kendra; brothers John and Tim; sister Gillian as well as many extended family and friends.

Mike started out as on orchardist at a young age and later became a refrigeration mechanic. He owned and operated Conair Refrigeration in the South Okanagan before going to work for Jones Food Store Equipment. He also built 6 family homes over the years.

Travelling with his wife, Beth, was one of Mike’s passions. They travelled to France, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, New Orleans, as well as the North & South West of U.S & BC; although his favourite of them all was their extended camping trip across Australia.

He was an active member of Fairview Mountain Golf Course and a past Director & Chair of S.O.L.I.D.. Mike enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing, wine making (drinking and tasting), traveling, Sunday drives, camping, picnics and bird watching.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 2 pm Saturday, May 19th, 2018 with reception to follow at Fairview Mountain Golf Course.

Donations are gratefully accepted for Naomi’s Ride2Survive Campaign or BC Children’s Hospital.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

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

From: Margaret Harkness
Relation: Friend

My deepest condolences to all of your family members for the loss of Mike. He will be greatly missed by all.

From: Blaine and Joan Nunweiler
Relation: friend

Beth and Family, So very sorry to hear about Mike.

From: Gary & Karen Kennedy
Relation: Client of Beth.

Beth, our Deepest Condolences to you and your Family.

From: Deb Ellis
Relation: Beths office

Dear Beth and family, I am deeply sorry to hear of Mikes passing. May your best experiences with Mike help get you through this difficult time.

From: Maria Fontinha
Relation: Beth's client

I was very sorry to hear about your husband’s passing, Beth. Please accept my condolences. May God relieve your sorrows and help you through this difficult time of suffering.

From: Margarete Kalil & Horst Rode
Relation: We live in Oliver and saw Michael in & around town and enjoyed his company at The Tinhorn Concerts

Our deepest Sympathy in the untimely passing of Michael. We share your grief and sadness and want you to know our thoughts are with your entire family at this difficult time. We shall all miss Michael’s beautiful smile & sparkling eyes.
Be strong and remember all the wonderful memories of a great Husband, Dad & Granddad. RIP

From: TobyAnne Dendy

I was so very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a good man. Sending love and prayers to Beth, Raelene, Naomi and family.

From: Heather and Jack Frank
Relation: Friends

Dear Beth and family – we were so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you all and are so sorry for your loss. We always appreciated Mike’s gentle smile and quick wit. He will be missed!

From: Stan & Darie Turner
Relation: Beth is Stan’s niece.

To Beth, Raylene,Naiomi and the family. We liked Mike and are so,sorry to know that he has been taken from you and all the rest of us. Stan and I have happy memories of spending time with Beth and Mike in Spain and other vacation places. And you girls your Dad lit up when he spoke of you. Happy memories are a gift to cherish. Love…

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
May 19, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm

Fairview Mtn Golf Course
933 Old Golf Course Road
Oliver, BC Canada

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 2 pm Saturday, May 19th, 2018 with reception to follow at Fairview Mountain Golf Course.


933 Old Golf Course Road
Oliver, BC Canada

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Donations are gratefully accepted for Naomi’s Ride2Survive Campaign   or BC Children’s Hospital.

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