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Terri Kinrade

May 23, 1948 - May 16, 2023

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On May 16, 2023 Terrant (Terri) Kinrade passed away after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Marg and proud father of Mike, Geoff and Bryan (Cassidy). He was Poppa to Finn, River and Reya. He leaves behind many family members including his brothers Kim (Heather), Jay (Judy), Lanny (Bev), Jody (Colleen) and a sister Shaunna. Also, his sisters-in-law, Shirley (Bob) and Barb as well as his mother-in-law, Grace. His many nieces and nephews are Samantha, Tony, Brett, Shane, Kevin (Kandyce), Mahrie (Joel), Kisha (James), Danielle (Matt), Jaclyn (Jason), Derek (Amanda), David, Ryland, Julia, Natasha, Gisele and Cosinti. His great nieces and nephews are Bradley, Zach, Presley, Scarlette, Lawson, Frankie, Zia, Eric, Aubrey and Aidan.

Terri was predeceased by his mother, Esther and father-in-law, Ken.

TK (as he was known to most) was born May 23, 1948 in Kimberley, BC. After graduating High School in Kimberley, he worked for Cominco in Pine Point and Greenland before moving to Vancouver and attending BCIT to attain his Instrumentation Diploma. He moved to Nelson in 1976 and shortly after met and married Marg. TK worked for the Ministry of Environment for most of his life in Nelson taking a couple of years to work with his father-in-law Ken as a home renovator. Upon retiring TK and Marg moved to Oliver to help his brothers with a winery and renovations. In both Nelson and Oliver, TK was involved with the community giving back in appreciation for the nurturing his community provided his family. He has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, messages and visits from friends near and far in the past few weeks.

From our first visits to hospital in Penticton and Kelowna we have been so impressed with the kindness and quality of care provided by the people working in our Health Care System. Though they are working long hours in overcrowded conditions they always greeted us with smiles and empathy.

With the support of his sons, TK has been able to be at home the past few weeks where they have taken care of his every need and shared endless memories of their lives. A special thanks to Erica and Brittany for their emotional and daily support.

TK had an obsession with fishing, making it his absolute favorite pastime. He would dedicate countless hours to exploring Kootenay Lake, always in pursuit of reeling in another big one. In the future, the family plans to hold a personal tribute at his cherished cabin on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake

Donations are gratefully accepted for Friends of the Family in Nelson, BC at https://nelsonfriendsofthefamily.ca/  or the BC Cancer Foundation, http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/donate

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From: Carrie Morita
Relation: co-worker at MOE

I had the pleasure of working with TK from 2002 until his retirement. He was one-of-a-kind. He always had a picture of Marg at his desk and you could see the pride in his face when he spoke about his boys. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

From: Justin Willans
Relation: Friend

Hi Marg,Mike, Geoff and Brian,
Please accept mine and Tanis’ most sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of TK. We can only imagine the pain and sense of loss you must all be feeling. TK was one of those “larger than life” individuals you always assume will go on forever. As I read the obit I couldn’t help but remember so many times when his easy going humour or advice helped me navigate a parenting dilemma or some other issue I was having. I can not remember a time when we talked that I did not have at least one good laugh and usually it was three or four. He was in so many ways the type of man/father I aspired to be. I am sure this an extremely difficult time for all of you and I hope you are finding ways to get through it somehow. If there is anything I can do please all you have to do is ask.
Take Care Sincerely Justin And Tanis

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Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Donations are gratefully accepted for Friends of the Family in Nelson, BC at https://nelsonfriendsofthefamily.ca/  or the BC Cancer Foundation, http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/donate

Thank You Notice

With the support of his sons, TK has been able to be at home the past few weeks where they have taken care of his every need and shared endless memories of their lives. A special thanks to Erica and Brittany for their emotional and daily support.

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