Ellis Paul Jamrich 1962 — 2021

Ellis Paul Jamrich

It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of a loving son, brother, and father, Ellis Jamrich. He was taken from us suddenly in early January 2021 at the age of 58.

Ellis’s pride and joy was his beautiful daughter, Jana.  He was loved by his entire family, parents Jim and Rose, siblings Julie and Cory (Lisa), his nephew Dryden, and nieces Lexi and Brit. Ellis had a heart of gold and a smile that could light up a room.  He was always telling jokes and thinking  of others, whether that meant tending to his neighbours or giving a stranger a hand.  He loved the ‘elderly’ as he never considered himself ‘old’ and he cared about anyone that crossed paths with him. While we could go on for ages about Ellis, we would like to leave the stories for when we have a celebration of life, which we’re aiming for in late spring or early summer 2021. Until then, please raise a glass and do a ‘cheers’ for Ellis in his honour. We would like to thank our extended family and many good friends for reaching out to us during this very difficult time. It has meant the world to our family. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate to the charity of your choice.

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18 Tributes

  1. Patrick Anderson
    Posted January 13, 2021 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m sad to here of Ellis’ passing. I have many good memories of him from our days at Ainsworth. He was always great to work with and play hockey with.I know he loved his family very much .Thanks for all the fun times Ellis

  2. Rhonda Teare
    Posted January 13, 2021 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I am so sad to hear of Ellis’s passing. I knew him since elementary school. He was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his loving family.

  3. Mike Kopec
    Posted January 13, 2021 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Rose & Jim,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My family sends our condolences. I have nothing but great and fun memories with Ellis. It was a long time ago but the times were always so fun I will never forget them or Ellis. He was always great energy.

  4. Ryan
    Posted January 13, 2021 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    My condolences to Ellis’s family.
    I worked with him at Ainsworth lumber for many years.
    We used to call him “The Clamp” and joke around a lot.
    He was always fun to be around and I enjoyed his sense of humour. When something wasn’t quite right he would say it was “UnClampable”. I used to run into him and Jana and he would yell Hagz!!! at me no matter where we were. It used to really make me laugh.
    He will be missed.

  5. Rob Emery
    Posted January 13, 2021 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Many good memories growing u up with the Jamrich family like the hockey games on frozen ponds and get togethers with the Sawka family!
    RIP Ellis!

  6. Marg & Garth Walker
    Posted January 14, 2021 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of Ellis passing. Many fond memories of my time staying with you and remembering Ellis as a toddler. Will leave these words of comfort for you.
    “Grief never ends…..but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…….It is the price of love.
    May the God of peace be your comfort at this hard time.

  7. Colleen Cochran
    Posted January 14, 2021 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Rose & Jim
    our deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time
    Del & Colleen Cochran

  8. Erin Maze (Denegrie)
    Posted January 14, 2021 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I am so deeply sorry to hear of Ellis’ passing. We went to high school together, played on the badminton team together, had so very many laughs together. I enjoyed all the time I spent with Ellis. Although I never once saw him after graduation, he has always had a special place in my heart and I have thought of him often throughout the years. I offer my most sincere condolences to his family.

  9. Brian Simpson
    Posted January 15, 2021 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Truly sorry to hear that the Jammer passed away. I loved seeing Ellis. Worked with him for many years out at the mill. Always being a goof. Really sorry to hear this news today. Rest in peace buddy…..

  10. Don Meeks
    Posted January 16, 2021 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Ellis’ smile and positive nature. Years ago as a rookie bowler on Ellis’ team, he always helped me see the humor in many of my shots. He will be deeply missed.

  11. Carl Cantelon
    Posted January 16, 2021 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Sorry to hear of Ellis passing ,our condolences
    to Jim Rose & family .
    Carl & Shirley Cantelon

  12. Claudio klarich
    Posted January 16, 2021 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    To the Jamrich Family, Sincere condolences and thoughts are with you. Ellis Always friendly and nice conversations with him . May memories last a lifetime.

    Sincerely, Claudio klarich

  13. Georgina Patterson
    Posted January 16, 2021 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I’ve known Ellis since elementary school, all through Jr High, as well as at Norkam. He was a friend to everyone, always fun and making people laugh. We would have celebrated our 40th Grad Reunion last year…Rest gently, my friend. I will miss you. Condolences to his family, know that he was loved by many.

  14. Daniela O'Fee
    Posted January 16, 2021 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    In heartfelt sorrow, I am sending my condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Jamrich, to Julie and Cory. I have fond and happy memories of Ellis from the childhood neighbourhood. Daniela Cinel

  15. David Shannon
    Posted January 16, 2021 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Jim and Rose,
    My sincere condolences along with my thoughts and prayers for you and the family. I have fond memories of our time as children playing street hockey at the Jamrich house driveway. It was always a very welcoming home filled with wonderful personalities.

  16. Sean Keith
    Posted January 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I worked with Ellis for many years at Ainsworth
    Plywood mill and always enjoyed working with Ellis.His exuberance and personality were contagious.My deepest condolences to the family.Anyone who knew Ellis will truly miss him.

  17. Arleen&Roy Simmonds
    Posted January 18, 2021 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    We remember Ellis as a youngster when he was good friends with our late son Kenneth Simmonds. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family.

  18. Kerry Sawka
    Posted March 3, 2021 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Growing up with Ellis was like a big brother,we had many sleep overs listening to cfun hi favorited radio station. Tou car racing in jims basement ,to ping pong,then as he bought a Yamaha 175me on a 100….we rode like seem like everyday. I knew him from 7 or so…..he loved to bike off roads.then when we could afford it at the age of 16 him 17 we upgraded to 250 motor cross bikes….and his old blue truck. I lived in lillooet now and so looked foward to coming back on the weekends to Kamloops every weekend to ride with him…we in batchler heights spent 2 or so hours talking having beer and servicing our bikes…..it was more fun then riding…..I really miss him,it’s hard to believe he’s gone. A larger than life person. He will not be forgotten …..EVER

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