Passed away after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer with his family by his side on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the age of 34. Survived by his loving wife Kristy Folk, his parents Richard and Sandra Hand of Calgary, sister Christie (Dominic) Pituch of Calgary and their children Ryan and Kyle; parents-in-law Anton and Darlene Folk of Kelowna, brothers-in-law Rod (Ramona) Folk of Kelowna and their children Ashley and Carley, Chad (Susan) Folk of Toronto and their children Nathan and Julia, Ryan (Carri) Folk of Kelowna, maternal grandfather John Kempson and paternal grandmother Leona Carter.

Born in Calgary and came to Kelowna 12 years ago. Tyler was an amazingly outgoing and caring person, loved by all those who met him. He excelled in his career as a pilot and appreciated his view of the world  from all altitudes. A Celebration of Tyler’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2013 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tyler Hand Memorial Aviation bursary. Information to follow.

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