Clarence Kenneth Ritter 1930 — 2020

Clarence Kenneth Ritter

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clarence Ritter on June 23, 2020 at the age of 89.

Clarence is survived and missed dearly by his wife Carmelita and his two children Fergus and Lilo Anne Ritter. Also left to mourn him are his siblings Arnold, Lorraine, Doris and Glen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents George and Annie Ritter; his sisters Helen, Edna, Eileen, Gladys, and Claudia; and brothers Roy, Gordon, and Eugene.

Clarence was the fifth of 13 children, born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1930. He settled in Kamloops in the late 1960s, working as a service technician for Interior Office Equipment until his retirement in 1985. He had many interests in his spare time, including falconry, photography, and scuba diving. But his favourite activity was skydiving. He was an early member of the Kamloops Sports Parachute Club, winning several awards and in competitions across BC and Canada.

Thoughtful and kind, a loving husband and provider, Clarence married Carmelita in 1973 and they began raising a family together. They especially enjoyed spending time outdoors, and shared countless happy weekends through the years gardening, hiking, fishing and exploring the natural beauty of Kamloops and surrounding areas. We will treasure those memories, always. 

Rest in peace, Clarence.

“In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore…”

The family would like to thank Dr. Wynne and Dr. Kip; and all the care aides, nurses, and staff of The Hamlets who took special care of Clarence in his final years.

There will be no service by request.

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6 Tributes

  1. Joanna Weinhardt
    Posted July 1, 2020 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful legacy he left behind. He will be deeply missed.
    My family and I send our love and condolences. We will continue to pray for you and your family, LiloAnne.
    With deep love, across the country…
    Love Joanna

  2. Doris and Ivan
    Posted July 1, 2020 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to Carmelita, LILO and Fergus.
    May he Rest In Peace

  3. Andrea Mccullagh
    Posted July 1, 2020 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    RIP Uncle Clarence. Sending our thoughts, prayers and love. Andrea, Stewart McCullagh and families❤️

  4. Karen Ritter
    Posted July 5, 2020 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    From all of us, Arnold, Marg and Karen, please take care and you are all in our prayers. Keep strong and together during this sad time.

  5. Gino Martino
    Posted July 6, 2020 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Sorry to hear uncle Clarence passed He was a outgoing man and had beautiful family. Our prayers Gino,Nancy,Erika

  6. Christy Stack
    Posted November 18, 2020 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I met Clarence years ago. He was such a warm and generous man. The entire family so warm and real. I cannot imagine what his loss feels like to his amazing wife and his loving children. My deepest condolences and sympathies, may he rest in peace.

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