Tamboline, Reginald “Reggie” Edward

April 24, 1930 – May 11, 2021
at the age of 91 years

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Avenue SW Salmon Arm, BC.  The hope is that this will occur in the late summer or early fall of this year but is determinant on provincial restrictions on gatherings.  The exact time and date will be posted here on the Fischer’s website.

Reg Tamboline (Reggie) passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years with his family by his side on May 11, 2021 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  He lived a full and active life right up into his 90’s, still going for long walks with family, working as a volunteer in the church thrift shop and driving himself around town.  He was a faithful Christian and was at peace in the end to be joining his Lord and Saviour in heaven.

Born as the eldest son in Vancouver, B.C., his family moved to Westham Island near Ladner, B.C. to take over operation of the family farm when Reg was 7 years old.  There were many new chores and it was hard work for him and his siblings, especially when his father died when Reg was 11 years old.

When the farm was sold they moved back into Vancouver and he graduated from Lord Byng High School in 1948. One of his first jobs was delivering ice (before refrigerators were common) and it was at his work place where he met his wife-to-be Shirley Anne Francis. He went on to be a long-haul trucker for most of his career.  After having three children, they moved from the coast to the Okanagan Valley and then to Kamloops, finally settling in Salmon Arm.  Together for 68 wonderful years, they had a full and happy life even through Shirley’s 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Reg would visit her in the care home every day and help her with everything she needed to get through the day.

Reg was predeceased by his wife Shirley, his elder son Dan and his younger brother Don.  He is survived by son Tom (Ainslie), daughter Diane (Ron), grandchildren Grant (Lola), David (Nicole), Maeve and Flora and great-granddaughter Zenna.  Reg is survived by his three older sisters: Florence, Margaret and Thelma and by many nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the staff at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their kind and professional care during his final days.

Graveside service for Reg Tamboline was held for immediate family members on May 14, 2021 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Kelowna, BC.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Avenue SW Salmon Arm, BC.  The hope is that this will occur in the late summer or early fall of this year but is determinant on provincial restrictions on gatherings.  The exact time and date will be posted here on the Fischer’s website.

 

5 Comments

  1. Truly what was shared about our beautiful inside and out Uncle Reggie is absolutely spot on. I might add he could have been a movie star with his good looks the Lord allowed uncle. My love to Tom, Diane and families. Uncle was blessed with a long earthly life and eternity wit our Lord and Saviour. Our God reigns!

  2. To Diane and family. On behalf of Lloyd Tamboline and his family we extend our sympathies on the loss of your Father and Grandfather. Reg will be continuing to live a life of joy now but it will be hard for those left behind to mourn his passing. God knows and cares! May He give you the grace and peace that you need at this time.

  3. My condolences to all of Reg’s family. I just saw this today and am so sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. He arrived at the Mews about the same time every day as my Aunt and I did (before COVID) when we were there to visit with my Uncle. I so enjoyed visiting with him. Just a lovely man.

  4. To Diane, Tom and families. On behalf of Olga (Tamboline) and Jack Froud and family, we were sorry to learn of Reg’s passing and send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Our family spent many enjoyable visits around our dinner table with him when he was trucking into Winnipeg in the ’60’s, wonderful memories, never forgotten.

  5. I was saddened to learn of Reg’s passing. He was a fine Christian gentleman. I often worked the same shift at the thrift store. I’m so happy that he lived a productive life for Christ until the end. When a friend said to Vance Havner, “I’m so sorry you have lost your wife.” His reply was, “Shes not lost. I know where she is.” And we know for certain where Reg is.

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