Riley Stewart Kotz

March 27, 1980 – July 8, 2013

The family of Riley Kotz is deeply saddened by his sudden passing on July 8th, 2013 at the age of 33 years He will be missed & fondly remembered by his loving parents Lorna & Larry, his daughter Ashley & her mom Christine, soulmate Heather Calhoun, sister Breena, and brother Graeme.

Riley was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and moved with the family to Vernon B.C. at age seven. After attending school in Vernon he became a journeyman welder working in Vernon and Sparwood, B.C.

He loved the outdoors and was in his element there- be it fishing, hunting or off-roading. He was very mechanically inclined and could fix anything- automotive, plumbing, electrical, computers, or whatever.

He was very handy at wood working and left behind many fine examples of his talent. He also had a “green thumb” and a love for animals.

Riley touched many lives in his short time on earth and he will be dearly missed.

Cremation has taken place and a family memorial celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences and favourite memories of Riley can be sent by email to

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