It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas “Tommy” Sobkowich on June 19th, 2023 at the age of 89 years old.

Tommy was born in Broken Head, Manitoba, and was raised on his family’s farm. (Tommy) Dad joined the Canadian military and served Canada in the Korean War. Dad is a decorated veteran and received Honourary Recognition for his service to the Korean people by the Korean Government. After his military service, Dad worked for Via Rail as a conductor and bartender. He settled in Richmond, BC, where he raised his two children Kelly and Tyler.

Dad eventually moved to White Rock, BC, where he spent many years with his wife Lolita. He loved spending time with his family and friends where he also enjoyed engaging in a sing-along to his favourite Johnny Cash songs. His love of golf and watching NFL football games also highlighted his days.

Special Thanks to the staff at Ridgeview Lodge (Baltic 1 Wing) for their care of Tommy.

We love you and will miss you, Dad.

Tommy is predeceased by his loving wife Lolita. He leaves behind to mourn his children Kelly (Rene) Pellerin of Kamloops, Tyler (Sheri) Sobkowich of Birch Bay, Washington, Nicholis (Pedro Hrtdo) Girgulis of Ottawa, and Mel (Dirk Jenson) Girgulis of Abbotsford, granddaughter Kali Girgulis-Desjardins, grandson Brady (Morgan McCartney) Girgulis-Desjardins, and great grandson Kingsley Girgulis-Desjardins.

A Visitation will be held before Tommy’s service on Sunday, July 2nd from 10:00am-11:30am at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops.

Tommy will be laid to rest at High Noon, 12pm on Sunday, July 2nd in Hillside Cemetery’s Military section, 750 Notre Dame Dr., Kamloops.

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2 Tributes

  1. Jeffrey Ross
    Posted June 24, 2023 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Rene & Kelly. So sorry for the loss of Thomas. Scout and myself enjoyed the visits we had with him and Scout loved seeing all of the birds. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Susan Henry
    Posted June 28, 2023 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    We Love You Tommy.
    You will be missed.

    Sue and Frank

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