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April 24, 1941 - January 20, 2021

It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Tom Ketter on January 20, 2021, born in Saskatchewan April 24, 1941, Tom is survived by his loving wife, Donna; son Jeffery (Kristine); and four awesome grandchildren: Shyla, Jeremy, Karissa and Taysha. He was predeceased by his beautiful daughter Cindy.

Tom was a loving, devoted husband to Donna, his wife of 58 years, they walked to school together at 13 years old. It has been a 65-year love story; a wonderful journey. Tom was a fantastic, devoted father to his children Jeff and Cindy; he was so proud of his children. Tom was an amazing grandfather to his grandchildren; he loved them dearly. Tom worked so hard for his family.

Tom did many things, his lifelong passion and hobby was classic cars. He was member #60 of the BCHRA.

Tom, you will be missed and loved forever.

By request, there will be no service. Memorial donations in Tom's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation, kidney.ca.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Tom says "I will see you all again. Just keep laughing!"

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/ketter-tom
Condolence Messages
  • Feb 20, 2021
    Sorry to hear of your loss Donna,when I saw Tom outside your Manhattan House I enjoyed talking cars, the last time I saw Tom we went for a ride in my Prowler.Your Manhattan neighbors Mike & Margaret Trethewey
  • Jan 29, 2021
    So sorry to hear Donna,
    We had some amazing road trips and memories.
    Lots of laughs and good times.
    Paul & Shelley
  • Jan 28, 2021
    Our hearts are with you in the loss of such a great guy, He was always such a gentleman. Fred and Carol Cull
  • Jan 28, 2021
    Just heard of Toms passing.So sad.Trucked over the Hope Princeton with Tom for many years.We all got through some tough nights and Tom always had a positive attitude about everything.My sincere condolences Donna.
    Bill Ackerman
  • Jan 27, 2021
    Donna we are so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I will miss all the trucking stories at Tim Hortons. Al and Lyvonne Broadhead.
  • Jan 26, 2021
    Dear Donna, My heart goes out to and your family, I had the pleasure to be your neighbours. Always, loved and enjoyed out chats. Tom always with a ready laugh and great sense of humour. Heart breaking to lose him, I think he is in spirit with Cindy and entertaining, joking and carrying on with his ready smile,'
    Grief Never ends.........................But it changes
    It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a sign of lack of faith! It is the Price of Love. Author Unknown
    I look to visit with you when you are feeling up for it. Gail Haws
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Donna and Jeff, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I first met Tom back in the 70’s when he was with Van Kam and I drove for Public Freightways. We ran the Hope Princeton together many nights for several years. Good memories of lots of laughs. Got reacquainted with him here in Kelowna in the 80’s when Jeff started playing football. He was a proud father. He was a good man and you will miss him dearly. Best wishes and God bless you all. Gord and Darlene Halvorsen
  • Jan 24, 2021
    So sorry and shocking to hear about Tom.I was talking to him a week or two earlier , and worked with him for a good number of year
    A great guy , we will miss him.
    Wayne and Wendy Higgins
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Donna and Family,
    Chris and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We hope to see you soon.
    Maxine and Chris DeHart
  • Jan 24, 2021
    I am so sorry Jeff, it is very difficult to lose a parent. Take care, Ramona Folk (Kruger)
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Donna so sorry to hear the sad news of Tom’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you and your family
    Amy, Don. K
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Donna and kids. Cindy came into my life in the 90 and I came to know , the father of all fathers. Stoic
    Janet Thompson, "Jane"
  • Jan 23, 2021
    We are very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts are with you and the family,
    The Lowe Family
  • Jan 23, 2021
    We are saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. We always enjoyed the times when we would get together with you and Tom along with Jim and Doreen. Cherish all your great memories! Con & Phyllis
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Donna my condolences your husband was a really nice man. He was always polite and made me feel comfortable. Miss and loved Cindy? You are a special wife, mother, woman. Ginger Charlton
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Sorry to hear of Toms passing, condolences to family. Still remember trucking with Tom back in the 70's.
    Rod P
  • Jan 23, 2021
    So sorry Donna for the loss of Tom! We are going to miss him! Love to you Taysha, Shyla, Jeff,, Kristine, Jeremy,Karissa. So sad , prayers for all! You are in our thoughts.
    Chuck & Shirley!
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Donna, we are so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ralph & Nancy Wirachowsky
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Donna, Jeff and family. We are sorry to hear your sad news. Pete often mentioned Tom in their trucking days. Back then it was Donna and I at the sports fields. Good old days, thinking of you all.
    Jane, Pete and boys {Mike & Troy]
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Donna: So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Will miss seeing him driving through the neighbourhood in his hot Chevy. Bob and Helen Mooney
  • Jan 23, 2021
    I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He & I crossed paths all through our lives. It was always good to see & talk with him when we were on the road. Knew him in Nelson and throughout the Okanagan. My thoughts are with all of his family. Take Care of each other. Roger Cousins
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Donna, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Arnie Schneider.
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Donna and family, our hearts go out to you all in this very difficult and painful time.
    Tom was an inspiring man and will be missed by all who knew him.
    Love and prayers, from Larry & Shirley Reynolds
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Tom and Donna go back many years when I was trucking used to chase him over hwy 3 every night never caught him Donna am so sorry for your our loss will get together for a coffee you take care Jim and Mavis
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Jeff and family, So sorry to read about the loss of your dad.
    Carla (Pucci) Temme
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Jeff, so sad to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts are with you and the rest of the Ketter family.
    Corrie Lang
  • Jan 22, 2021
    I would also like to add my condolences to Donna and the family. I so enjoyed Tom's company on many Wednesdays on our wing nights. Many times I had to eat his fries as he was watching his diet. Will miss that laugh for sure. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Jerel Forsberg
  • Jan 22, 2021
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Yvonne Hagblom
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Donna & Jeffrey, so sorry to read of Tom's passing. Lest we remember his "classic roll(s)." Our sincere condolences~~~Eldon & Liz.
  • Jan 22, 2021
    So sorry to hear Tom has passed! He was a great guy gone too soon!
    Diane & Dale
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Always enjoyed dealing with Tom at the shop. Tom always had a smile and was quick to laugh. His smile and good humour always brightened up our day at work.
    He was a great guy! I’m grateful I got to know him.
    Hugo Cookson
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Donna so sad to hear. You and Tom were always so positive when we saw you. I knew Tom as a friend and as a hot rod guy. Why do they keep taking the good ones before their time. He was one of the good ones. Rob and Ann Melle
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Hi Donna,
    So sorry to see this news. Our sincerest condolences to you and all your family. I really enjoyed working with Tom, over many years.
    Erl and Jan Fearn
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Donna and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Treasure the memories
    Love Laurie Graf
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Donna, we are so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. He’s going to be greatly missed!
    Ralph and Barbara Carlaw
  • Jan 22, 2021
    I just would like to send my condolences to Donna,Jeff ; I went to school with Jeff,Cindy at Mission Creek Elementary School (1976-1978),Casorso Elementary School (1978- 81) From John Neufeld
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Our hearts and sincere sympathy to you Donna, Jeff and family. We send our love, hugs and prayers. Please know you are in our thoughts.
    Brian and Kathy Casorso
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