Rupe was born on June 15th, 1927 in Prince Rupert. He passed away peacefully on February 11th, 2016. Together once again with his loving wife Betty, who predeceased him on March 15th, 1998.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sons, Kirby (Pat), Brian (Rose) and Don (Wendy).

Forever in the hearts of his grandchildren, Natalie (Phil) Nundal, Ryan, Danielle (Haruki) and Nicole Boileau, Jillian, Derrick (Sharon), Dawn (Kevin), Shawna, Dana and Brett Holkestad. Rupe was a proud great-grandpa to Tiona Holkestad, Logan and Jesse Peters, Evan and Axton Holkestad, Sam and Charlie Nundal, and Logan Noguchi.

Rupe was a ‘Lifetime Member’ of the Rotary Club. Before his health declined, he was often seen on his daily walk around town, at the golf course for 9 holes with his friends or sitting in the stands at a high school basketball game. He was a very kind and gentle man and will be sadly missed by many relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer Society.

“Though your smile is gone forever

And your hand we cannot touch

We shall never lose the memory

of the dad/papa we loved so much”

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