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Samuel Aribawa Oka (age 69), known by his family as Hoo Lan, died peacefully in the presence of his loved ones at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, at 7:38 a.m., on Friday, October 12, 2018. 

A retired engineer and corporate executive, Samuel was born in Malang, Indonesia, on March 25, 1949. He married his college sweetheart Yeany Linggarwati on May 15, 1980. The couple had three children. 

Samuel immigrated his family to Richmond, B.C., in 2001 and joined them following his retirement in 2007. He remained in Richmond until his passing. He was active in his church, frequently leading Bible study and organizing theatrical productions. His other passions include gardening and cooking delicious Indonesian food. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yeany; his father Budhi Oka; and his brother Paulus Oka. He is survived by his mother, Hanna Mutiarawati; children Frans (Toey) Oka, Stephen (Cindy) Oka, and Patricia (Patrick) Oka; sister and best friend Lanny Liem; brothers Timothy (Hanna) Oka, David (Lingga) Oka, and Benjamin (Lindrijani) Oka; and eight nieces and nephews. He will be forever remembered as a passionate and loving father, brother and friend. 

Please join us to celebrate Samuel on Friday, October 19, 2018 at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver.

09.30 AM – Viewing 

10.00 AM – Funeral Service 

12.45 PM – Burial service at Capilano View Cemetery (1490 3rdStreet, West Vancuver).

Condolence Messages

  1. Mlynette

    21 October 2018 4 weeks ago

    My condolences to the family. I hope you can find solace in God’s compassion for you at this sorrowful time.~Rev 21:3,4

  2. Markus & Inneke Prajogi

    19 October 2018 1 month ago

    Our deepest condolences to the Oka family on the passing of Ko Hoo Lan.

  3. The Oka Velez family

    19 October 2018 1 month ago

    Love you Pek Lan.
    Glad we were able to see each other again last year.
    Rest in Heaven.

    Our condolences to Koko Stephen, Koko Frans & Cica

  4. Albert Himawan

    19 October 2018 1 month ago

    Selamat jalan pak Oka..
    Bapak akan tetap menjadi kenangan bagi kami..

    Tuhan memberi tempat disurga dan memberi kekuatan bagi keluarga.

  5. Debora Yanti Mulyana Bandung Jabar

    19 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut bersimpati pada seluruh kel besar Oka.atas meninggalnya ko Lan….kel Oka selalu ada di hati sy…semoga acara hari ini lancar..alam bersahabat.seluruh kel dihibur dab diberkati Tuhan Yesus…Amin

  6. Benny Tjahjono & family

    18 October 2018 1 month ago

    I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to Frans, Stephen, Patricia, and Tante Lanny. May the soul of Om Lan be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

  7. Niko Jap & Eriko

    18 October 2018 1 month ago

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  8. Djajadi Poernomo

    17 October 2018 1 month ago

    Kami berdua ikut berdukacita atas berpulangnya
    Saudara Samuel Oka ke Surga, semoga Tuhan menguatkan & memberikan hiburan bagi keluarga yg ditinggalkan.

  9. Mey Ling (MLG)

    17 October 2018 1 month ago

    with a deep sense of condolence, mourning the death of our lovely uncle, Samuel. hopefully accepted in Heaven. I hope the family left behind is always given consolation for this sadness. Jesus Bless all😇
    -Mey Ling & daughters , Shinta Valent- (MLG)

  10. Rubin dan Dian Liauw

    17 October 2018 1 month ago

    Terakhir bertemu oom Sam di ulang tahun oma di akhir bulan Januari 2018. Masih segar di ingatan kami saat beliau dengan semangat menceritakan kebaikan Tuhan saat beliau disembuhkan dari penyakit kulit.Juga dengan semangat bersama oma menyanyi lagu kesenangan oma. “Sampai masa tuamu…Aku Yesus tetap Dia…dan sampai masa putih rambutmu Aku menggendongmu….” Oom Sam, kami percaya oom sudah dalam gendongan Tuhan. For Frans, Stephen,and Patricia, may our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Our thoughs and prayers are with you. From Rubin and Dian Liauw

  11. Oh Hoo San (FX. Santiyasa) - Surabaya

    17 October 2018 1 month ago

    Doa kami sekeluarga.. menyertai Oh Hoo Lan, diterima dalam kasih Tuhan Yesus di surga, untuk anak-anak dan segenap keluarga/ saudara diberikan kekuatan untuk menjalani kehidupan selanjutnya.

  12. Grace Kandou Laoh

    17 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berdukacita atas meninggalnya pak Oka.
    Kiranya Tuhan memberi penghiburan, kekuatan dan ketabahan bagi seluruh keluarga besar.

  13. Lucia Limantoro

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berdukacita atas berpulangnya Bp Sam
    Semoga Tuhan memberi kekuatan dan penghiburan pada keluarga yg ditinggalkan..

  14. Nugroho Suhendro dan kel.

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berduka cita atas meninggalnya bpk Oka. Semoga pak Oka sdh bersama dgn Tuhan di surga. Dan semoga anak2, menantu2 dan cucu2 dihiburkan oleh Nya.

  15. Luzi Zappa

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Dear Patricia, Frans and Stephen
    Our deepest Condolences to the death of your dear father and my beloved cousin Lan. We are sending our prayers to you and may you have all the love and strenght now. Lan was such a nice, wise, generous and smart person. I will miss him a lot. All our loving Luzi & Fam

  16. Rachmy Agustina

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berdukacita bpk Samuel.
    Semoga damai di bumi yg baru.
    Keluarga yg ditinggalkan diberi kekuatan Iman.

  17. Harry Gunardi and fam..Malang

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    With a deepest condolence for Mr Samuel Aribowo Oka..my old and dearest friend…Rest In Peace Samuel

  18. Harry Gunardi and fam..

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    With a deepest condolence for Mr Samuel Aribowo Oka..my old and dearest friend…Rest In Peace Samuel

  19. Alpius

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut belasungkawa atas berpulang nya Bapak Oka ke rumah Bapa di Sorga. Kini Ia telah tenang dan alam damai disisi Bapa Amin.
    Pius & Ratna GKI PI.

  20. IGNATIUS PEPE

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Selamat jalan Pak Oka, semoga Pak Oka diterima, dikumpulkan dan ditempatkan bersama Para Kudus serta sahabat-sahabat tercinta dari Sumalindo.

  21. Andriani Veronica

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Our deepest condolences to the family on the passing of pak Sam…The Lord strengthen and comfort all of you during this difficult time.

  22. Neneng Risty dan Agung Ardi - Bali Indonesia

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berduka cita yang sedalam dalam nya kami sekeluarga di bali. Semoga Ko Ho Lan Berbahagia bersama Bapa di surga. Untuk keluarga yg di tinggalkan diberikan kekuatan dan ketabahan . Amien.

  23. Endang

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berduka cita atas meninggalnya pak Oka, semoga berbahagia bersamaNYA dan keluarga yang ditinggalkan diberi kekuatan dan ketabahan

  24. Eddy Susanto and Family

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Our family from Malang expressed our deepest condolences for the death of Om Samuel. May his soul be blessed and may God give strength to the family left behind. And may God also bless Frans, Steven, and Patricia, and also all their families.

  25. Stefanus Sunarto

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berduka cita, semoga diterima disisi Nya.
    Stefanus Sunarto & Fam.

  26. Paul Alexander

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Our deepest condolences to Oka family
    May Om Holan Rest in peaceful
    May God give strenght to your family
    From malang.

  27. Djuli Gianto

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Deepest Condolences to Mr Oka Family , Nice worked with you, they have many knowledge and experience you give to us when work in AT Indonesia. Selamat Jalan pak Oka, Tuhan telah menyediakan rumah di surga dan Tuhan akan memelihara anak anak bapak dan keluarga. GBU

  28. Ridwan's Family - Smd/Mlg

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berduka cita. Semoga keluarga yang di tinggalkan di beri ketabahan dan kesabaran.

  29. Trisno

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    My deepest condolences. May Pak Sam rest in peace. He will always be remembered. Wish you all strong during this hard time.
    Trisno, Vio and family.

  30. Nelson Kusnadi

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Nothing but good memories and respect for om Sam! Utterly grateful for the time spent together. May God grant the bereaved family courage and peace.

  31. Silvia Junus

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    So sorry for your loss Oka family. Rest in Peace dear Om Sam. You will be remembered as a kind wise loving man of God.

  32. Ivan

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    May his soul rest in peace.
    Deepest condolences to Frans, Stephen, Patricia and the rest of Oka family.

  33. Dhade Setiaputra @ family

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    My deepest condolences for the passing of your father @frans,stephen and Patricia oka. May he rest in peace and you all have the strength in this hard times.

  34. Lydia & fam.(NZ) Frans & fam (Sby)

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Rest in Peace Om Sameul..🌹🌹🌹
    The world is temporary..
    He does not really leave us
    He waiting for us to be together in heaven..🕊🕊🕊

  35. Edwin Ndeso

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Our deepest condolences to you upon the passing of your father, may his soul rest in eternal peace.

  36. Sian Heru and Former colleagues in Rutan/Agrindo

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Deep Condolences from us in surabaya.
    He will be dearly remembered

  37. Deasty & Alexy

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Till we meet again in the afterlife, om.. may your soul rest in peace..

  38. Hanny-Surabaya

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Turut berduka cita, semoga Ko Lan bahagia di Surga dan keluarga yang ditinggalkan diberikan kekuatan. Amin, GBu

  39. Fanny-Malang

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    My condolences to the whole family.The Lord strengthened all of you.GBU ALL

  40. Paramita

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    My deepest condolences to you and family upon the passing of your dad. May God’s love and comfort strenghen you in the days ahead.
    I’ll keep you in prayers during this very difficult time.

  41. Lucas And Irene Purwono

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Our sincere condolences to the Oka family on the passing of Hoo Lan.

  42. Adam

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your father. He will be truly missed but his memories will forever be cherished by his loved ones and may he rest in peace.

    ~~ Adam and Family ~~

  43. Inggrid

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Deepest Condolences to Ko Frans, Ko Stephen and Patricia. I am thinking of all of you at this time. In the very brief time that I got to know Om in 2004, he is an inspirational and charismatic father whose instilled values of kindness and excellence I see in his children. I pray for God’s peace and comfort be with all of you during this difficult period.

  44. The Surono family

    16 October 2018 1 month ago

    Our family is deeply saddened by the loss of dear Sam. In the time we knew him, he was wonderfully sincere, always with a smile & a very warm person to be around.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with our extended family in Vancouver during this difficult time of loss.

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