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O'HARA, Vincent Raymond

Vincent Raymond O’Hara, 1923-2019. (via Kamloops Funeral Home)

Vince left our world to be with his Lord, finally, dying peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of Aug. 31, 2019, at 95 years of age.

Vince was the youngest of 14 children born to Michael and Amanda O’Hara and the devoted husband of Mae O’Hara who passed away Jan. 1, 2009. He was predeceased by all of his siblings and their spouses, so he was the last of the M. O’Hara’s!

He has 31 nieces and nephews and their various families all over B.C., Alberta and Oregon. Vince served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II and did 14 crossings of the North Atlantic. He was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus and Legion member in Kamloops, where he and Mae ran the business of Mae’s Rug and Upholstery cleaning for years.

His last years were spent at Ridgeview Lodge, where he had excellent care. We will miss his crooked grin and sparkling Irish eyes! Our Lady Perpetual Help, guide him home.

The Funeral Mass will be recited at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Following the service, Vince will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery with his beloved Mae. Celebrant, Father Vijay Martin, OCD.

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