Eino Juhana (Hannu) Tarkkonen

Eino Juhana (Hannu) Tarkkonen

Eino Juhana (Hannu) Tarkkonen died suddenly in Salmon Arm, BC on February 13, 2012 at the age of 63 years.

The funeral service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Friday morning, March 2nd at 11 a.m. with Pastor Erik Bjorgan officiating, with pianist – soloist Catherine Kroetch assisting.

Cremation will follow with interment in Mt. Ida Cemetery at a later date.

Born in Finland on August 8, 1948. Hannu was a long haul trucker, with routes  all over North America. He has resided in the Canoe – Salmon Arm area since 1993, being a faithful caregiver for his mother.

He was predeceased by his father, Kauko Tarkkonen in Toronto, his brother, Jukka, in Maple Ridge, as well his close companion, his dog Keisha (who was laid to rest following his master’s death).

Survived by his mother, Salme Myllyniemi of Salmon Arm, her two sisters and their families, Liisa and Lahja of Finland, his long time friends, George and Nancy Ferguson, and Gary Davies.

Email condolences may be sent to Hannu’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

      A Fisherman’s Prayer….

Lord grant that I may live to fish

upon my dying day and

when I’ve made my final cast

Most humbly do I pray,

That when in God’s safe landing net

I’m peacefully asleep

That in His mercy

I’ll be found good enough to keep.


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