Gary Lewis Oakden
1935 - 2021
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services - Kamloops
604 Tranquille Rd
Kamloops, BC
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Gary. Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, hunter, fisherman, coach, and friend!

Gary is survived by his wife Kay, daughters Kim Sundby (Glayne), Kelly Vos (Paul), Tracy Oakden, Pam Oakden (Bonnie MacLeod), eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sister Anita Philpotts (Alan) and several nieces and nephews.

Gary was born in Deloraine, Manitoba and moved to New Westminster when he was fourteen. He started his talented boxing career at age 14 till 21. He then met Kay and they married in 1957. In 1967 they moved to Kamloops where Gary and his dad Lew built their Brocklehurst home of 30 years.

His interests were hunting, fishing, golf, and coaching boxing. Gary and Kay retired in 1990 to enjoy their family and travel. Gary worked for BC Tel for 35 years.

We would like to thank the staff at Overlander Extended Care where he lived for the past 4 years for taking good care of him.

A private family gathering will take place in July at Bonaparte Lake.

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Published by Kamloops This Week from Oct. 19 to Nov. 18, 2021.
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A wonderful friend and coach. My sincere condolences to Kay and family.
Jim Manson
November 11, 2021
The BC Boxing Community remembers Gary for his contribution to the sport of amateur boxing as a boxer and a coach. Thanks Champ for your service and dedication. By Brian Zelley.
Brian Zelley
November 6, 2021
Kay and family - our sympathies to you all. We feel privileged that we were Gary’s neighbours for several years. He was a very kind and wonderful man.
Daryl & Ellen Hinkey
October 21, 2021
Anita : Sorry for your loss. I know you and your brother were close.
Pat Kavanagh
October 20, 2021
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