Laitinen, Oke (Bernard)

We are very sad to announce the passing of Oke Bernard Laitinen, November 17, 2011.

He was predeceased by his father, mother and four brothers in Finland and his daughter, Shirley Balcom. Survived by his loving spouse of 62 years, Sirkka; daughters: Tuija Reynolds, Monica Fransen, Nina Nordal (Roy); grandchildren: Christina Balcom, Karrie Ann parker, Teresa Fransen, Roy Nordal (Jr), Pauline Nordal; great grandchildren: Lily Gallagher, Joshua Parker, Jacob Bacon, Kaiden Fransen, Arjay and Maddison Nordal. Also, survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Oke’s greatest enjoyment was the time he spent with his family. He also loved camping, fishing and driving to his favorite places in BC. He was a quiet, unassuming man who will forever be loved and remembered.

A family get together will be held to honour his memory.

We thank all the fantastic staff who assisted Oke during his years at Malaspina Gardens and who helped the family during his final days there.

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