With heavy hearts the family of Kelly James Kambick of South Slocan wishes to announce his unexpected passing on Saturday, April 20, 2013, blessed with 52 years of life.
Kelly was born in Castlegar on December 13, 1960 to parents Della and Len Kambick. He grew up and spent most of his life in this area. Kelly worked at Mike’s RV for many years before moving on to work in the service department of Walmart in Nelson. He loved the variety of outdoor activities this area has to offer, hunting, fishing and riding his ATV and snowmobile.
In 1997, he met Kathy Manson, who became his companion for 12 years. They had a son, Matthew, in July of 2003. In 2009, Kathy and Kelly separated, with Kelly remaining here and Kathy and Matthew moving to Prince George.
Kelly was predeceased by his parents.
Left to mourn his loss is his son Matthew; brothers Joe (Janet) and Robert of Castlegar; sister Lisa Bleakney of Canmore, Alberta; niece Jocelyn and nephews Jeremy, Jordan and Dillon.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Castlegar Funeral Chapel with interment planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kelly’s Memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3162 Bedford Road, Nelson BC V1L 6X8.
A gathering will be held for friends and family at the home of Joe and Janet Kambick, 1295 McPhee Road in Ootischenia, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the first responders and Dr. Vasil for their efforts. They also wish to extend a very special thank you to Kelly’s long time and closest friend Hal Minogue, for always being there when Kelly needed him.