1998 – 2017
Duncan Gordon Kilba was born Saturday, January 10th 1998 at 6:20 pm in Kamloops BC, to the proud parents of Greg Kilba of Kamloops BC, and Karen Kilba of Whitecroft BC. Duncan passed away suddenly on March 2nd, 2017 at the age of 19.
Duncan was survived by his parents, Greg Kilba (Earllene), Karen Kilba (Ray), Brother Benton, Sister Grace, and two half-brothers Caleb and Zander. His Grannie and Grandpa Barb and Mike Kilba of Clearwater, Nana and Papa Cheryl and Gordon Tetz of Falkland, Auntie and Uncle Diane and Robert Tetz, Auntie and Uncle Sue and Ryan Oevermann, Cousins Landen and Montana Oevermann, Auntie Tanya Kilba, girlfriend Morgan Sauer, best friend Cameron Paille, and the many second cousins, great aunts and uncles, and his abundance of friends. Duncan was preceded in death by Great Grandad and Great Grannie , Jan and Jean Pearce, and Great Uncle Dennis Kilba.
While living in Kamloops, Duncan attended NorKam Secondary School and graduated last spring with academic honours. Duncan was starting his adult life with his girlfriend Morgan. He was very proud of his new home, was working as a contractor in the flooring business, and had many side projects on the go. He liked to keep himself busy and productive, and everything Duncan put his mind to, he did it 110%.
Duncan had a passion for and was a master in hunting, fishing, and target shooting. Duncan loved to work with his hands and was a very talented young man. He leaves behind many woodworking projects to be cherished for years to come. Duncan donated his time to helping build the Kamloops BMX buildings. He enjoyed helping his mother with her business, making products and any project she dreamed up. He was always willing to help out.
What Duncan will be most remembered for is his compassion, his willingness to help anyone and the value he put into doing his work to a very high standard. He worked hard for what he wanted, and he was a very mature and loving person. He was a wise soul and felt life deeply. He wanted everyone in his life to be happy. Duncan always put others before himself and was a truly loyal son, brother, partner and friend.
His family loved spending time with him and were always excited for the times when Duncan was going to be with them – he was the glue that brought everyone together. Duncan’s father has many fond memories with his son. Many of them involving fishing and hunting trips with Duncan, many times with family, friends and most recently with his girlfriend. These memories will be forever cherished. Duncan’s mother also has many stories, and memories to share, but expressed one of her sweetest memories of Duncan was when the two of them went shopping in the hardwood section for the wood for a table that Duncan wanted to build for her. She will never forget how excited he got about wood, and they both had so much fun just looking through all the choices and discussing his vision. It was a very special day for her, as any day with Duncan was always special to her.
Duncan will remain in all of our hearts, as his light shone so bright in his short time on earth. He will be forever remembered and we all will carry his loving spirit forward in honour of this amazing young man.
A celebration of life is being held on Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 pm in the Valley First Lounge at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. Duncan’s family invites anyone who knew and loved him to join them on this day to honour Duncan’s memory and celebrate the short, yet remarkable, life of Duncan Gordon Kilba. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences