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June 14, 1954 - November 26, 2021
In Loving Memory ~
The family of Melvin George Kilback is saddened to announce his sudden passing into the arms of his Savior on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the age of 67. A guide outfitter of 41 years, Melvin passed away doing what he loved in the Kettle Valley wilderness.
Melvin was born on June 14, 1954 to the late Ernest (Ernie) and Alvina Kilback. A lifelong resident of Oliver, BC, Melvin was first and foremost a husband to his wife Tami and a father to his daughter Whitney (Reid), as well as brother to Marvin (Edith), Loreen (Gordon), and the late Dale and Sandra.
To others, Melvin was the proud owner of Kettle River Outfitters, a masterful orchardist and gardener, a regular customer or a fellow member at one of the various organizations he was associated with over the years, including most recently the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia where he served as President of the Okanagan Region and Convention Chair, and previously the RCMP where he volunteered as an Auxiliary Constable for 17 years, the Good Shepherd Christian School where he served as Chairman of the Board of Parish Education, and the Grace Lutheran Church where he volunteered as a Sunday school teacher.
A humble man of commitment, generosity, patience, integrity and faith, Melvin was so many things to so many people, and will be deeply missed.
A celebration of Melvin's life will be held at the Kilback family farm on June 18, 2022 in advance of next year's cherry harvest. Details will follow closer to the date, but all friends are welcome. Condolences and tributes may be left for the family by visiting
Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

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