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Ilkka Lauri Saarinen

June 28, 1961 - February 3, 2012


Ilkka Saarinen, Jun 28, 1961 – Feb 3, 2012
Ilkka Saarinen, beloved husband of Raila Aaltonen, passed away in an avalanche in Meadow Mountain in British Columbia on February 3, 2012. Ilkka was living true his dream to ski in the Canadian mountains and reported of a lot of happiness and joy in the photos he sent to his family in Finland the day before the accident.
Ilkka will be greatly missed by his family, wife Raila, children Atte, Salla and Jori, close friends and relatives. Memorial service will be held in Ilkka’s home town Janakkala, Finland, on February 25, 2012.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Arto Krootila
Relation: Cousin to Ilkka's wife Raila

Elämän ja kuoleman herra on nyt puhunut tavalla joka jättää meidät sanattomiksi.
Syvin osanottoni Ilkan perheelle ja omaisille.
Arto Krootila

From: Tarja Larmasuo, Ari, Antti ja Annamaria Kaatonen
Relation: Friends

Suruunne osaaottaen, lämmöllä Ilkkaa muistaen
Tarja, Ari sekä lapset

From: Kirsi Hyytiäinen
Relation: Brother of my best friend

I’m lighting a candle for high up for all the good memories with Ille, family and friends.

From: Panu, Anu, Elisa ja Tuomas Kallio
Relation: Ilkka's cousin and his family

Lämmin osanotto

From: Krista McKay
Relation: Sister-in-law to Harri Vikstedt

I am so sorry for Ilkka’s family and take solace in knowing that he passed living life to its fullest while embracing adventure and good friendship. Such a tragic loss for everyone who knew him. Thank you Harri, for helping us know your friend Ilkka through your kind words. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

From: Antti, Anu, Silva ja Saimi Maisi
Relation: Friends

Syvät osanottomme Ilkkaa lämmöllä muistaen.

From: Jukka and Taina Keltto
Relation: Friend and colleaque

Syvä osanottomme kurssikaverin ja arvostetun kollegan yllättävän poismenon johdosta. Voimia ja jaksamista läheisille.

From: Andrus Kopli
Relation: I used to know him

Syvät osanttomme , Jlkkaa lämmölla muistaen .

From: Juha ja Minna Nuutila
Relation: Friends

Ottaen osaa suureen suruunne. Ilkan muistoa kunnioittaen.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 11, 2012
Beginning at 1:00pm

Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

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