Evelyn Emily Jean McBride 1932 — 2020

Evelyn Emily Jean McBride

Evelyn Emily Jean McBride was born on May 15th, 1932 in Coe Hill, Ontario, and was the second oldest of Clarence and Emma Master’s four children. She was known as Ev, Grandma, and Nana.

In October 1951, Nana met Poppa (Willis) and in August 1952 they were married. They had the greatest honour of spending the next 67 years together and raising five amazing children: Brian, Steve, Doug, Charlene, and Cathy. They were blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nana always said there was nothing more important than family, and she meant it – everyone was always welcome without notice, and the door was rarely locked. 

Nana and Poppa and their kids were the first official family of Logan Lake after moving from across the country to work at Lornex Mine. She loved to knit, sew, crochet, paint, cook, bake and craft, and was a tireless volunteer with the ladies auxiliary to the church and at most organizations in Logan Lake. She enjoyed travelling to Palm Springs, Arizona, and Mexico, and loved to go camping in the camper. She was an accomplished curler and was the President of the Logan Lake Seniors for years. She also worked for the Pioneer Newspaper, was Assistant Postmaster, and did Home Support. Nana loved Jesus, musicals, movies, hummingbirds, the Blue Jays and Leonard Cohen.

Over the course of her life, Nana overcame many obstacles, including surviving polio as a young teenager in the 1940s against all odds. She later beat cancer multiple times and lived with arthritis, vision loss, and in later years dementia, but you never knew a more kind, funny, or genuine person.

On Saturday, March 7th at 8:20pm after a beautiful sunset, Nana peacefully finished her race surrounded by family and went to be with Jesus. 

Nana will be greatly missed by her devoted and loving husband, Willis, along with her brothers-in-law Russell and Laurie, her sisters-in-law Pearl and Doreen, and her beloved children Brian, Steve (Linda), Doug (Cindy), Charlene, and Mike. Her grandchildren Michelle (Pete), Jer (Tammy), Sandie (Stu), Ding Ding (Vicki), Hez (Jonathan), DD, Buckaroonie (Angie), Little Jon, Tick (Derek), Tinkerbell (Andy), Sprout, Tuffy, Foo Foo, and Kat will forever miss her, and so will her great-grandchildren Holly, Zack, Sierra, Brady, Carter, Corrine, Declan, Haylie, Kaytlin, Doug, Brooklynn, Cooper, Emma-Lee, Matty, Haye, Zao, Moss, Jasper and her little dog Lexi. Poppa says “the greater the family the greater the joy, the greater the family the greater the sorrow.”

While we are grieving for our immense loss and will never be the same, we are so thankful that she has no more pain or confusion and we know we will see her again. We are confident that when Nana left her earthly body she was overjoyed to be reunited with those who have gone before her, including Grandma and Grandpa Masters, her brothers Ronnie and Addam, her sister Grace, her brother-in-law Bud, her sister-in-law Val, her grandson baby Brian, her daughter-in-law Corrine, her son-in-law Chris, and most especially her beloved daughter Cathy. 

We would like to thank Dr. Jas Kambo and Dr. Gabra, along with the nursing staff on 5 South, especially Montana, Amanda, Logan, Brandy, and Jessica. You treated Nana with such love and care and helped her pass with dignity and without pain. We will be forever thankful for what you did for her, and us. We also would like to thank Dr. Krueger, Dr. Hutchinson, Dr. Stabler and Dr. Stinson for their great care over the years along with Dr. Hopp who she loved dearly and who kept her vision the best he could.

Nana and Poppa were supporters of many charities including March of Dimes, The Canadian Cancer Society, The Red Cross, Royal Inland Hospital, and The Mustard Seed. We would be honoured if you would make a donation in her name to one of these organizations in lieu of flowers. 

We will celebrate Nana’s life, on the 16th of May, at the Meadow Creek Golf Course in Logan Lake, when family and friends can travel easier. We look forward to seeing many of you at her celebration then. Nana will rest with the family and friends gone before her in the Whispering Pines Cemetery in Logan Lake. 

Every time we see a hummingbird we will think of you. 

“You are my sunshine. Love you more.”

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Robert Sobouro Inbe Yoshy. 1924 — 2020

Robert Sobouro Inbe Yoshy.

Robert was born in Vancouver, B.C. Dec. 4 , 1924 and passed away Mar.3,2020 in Kamloops B.C. Robert was  predeceased by wife Gloria of 67 years, youngest daughter Janice Maureen,great grand daughter Janice Margaret Destiny Ann. Brothers Joe, Frank, Dick, oldest sister Marguerite.

Survived by oldest daughter Carol(Dale)son Robert Jr.(Allana) grand children Yolanda(Kelly, great grand daughters Olivia, Ava) ; Michael; Tanya(great grand daughters Abbygail, Madeline. Youngest sister Lillian(Shag) nephew Ryan, nieces Becky,Cathy,Cheryl,Julie.

Dad enlisted in Nisei Division for Pacific duty while his family were sent to internment camp. After the war his family moved to Montreal, Quebec. Dad returned to Kamloops to be a logger. He started at Douglas Lake Ranch, briefly ran Yoshy Lumber in Lillooet & drove his own logging truck. He then went to Adams Lake Lumber where he retired from.

We would like to thank the Staff at Pine Grove Care Home for their wonderful care.

As request there is no service.

Koden or donations to Kamloops Japanese Cultural Center or charity of choice.   

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Pam Jaroszuk 1970 — 2020

Pam Jaroszuk

With broken hearts, we are sad to announce the passing of Pamela Jaroszuk on March 2nd. She was predeceased by her father Marvin Gonvick in 2004. She is survived by her mother Lynne, brother Craig, his wife Cindy and their children Kalev and Ava (Toronto) and Pam’s sister Lauretta Hesson (Bonnyville). She is also survived by her children Brittney and Dylanne Richards, April O’Rourke and her husband Brad and granddaughter Bryn (Langley). She will be deeply missed by her husband Blair Jaroszuk, his sons Spencer, Tyler and daughter in-law Carly.

Pam was born in Dawson Creek and grew up in Chetwynd/Moberly Lake. When she was eleven the family moved to McLure. After graduating from Barriere Secondary in 1988 she spread her wings and attended BCIT in Vancouver. This is where she had her daughter Brittney. In the early 90s she moved to Kamloops where she gave birth to Dylanne. In 1998 she purchased her first home where she raised her children. She worked at her mother’s restaurant ‘Lynne’s Kitchen’. This is where she met Blair and reconnected with him later in life to spend nine beautiful years together. Pam went on to work at Universal Freight where she quickly advanced in her career and became the general manager with her leadership and dedication.

Pam was a beautiful, vibrant, and ambitious person who lived her life to the fullest. She was the perfect role model and mother to her kids and anyone else that needed it. She raised her daughters to be genuine and independent. Pam always had the right words and a warm heart to share. Over the years she enjoyed travelling, playing ball, riding her Harley Davidson, and floating in the pool. She loved hosting and spending time with her friends. To be friends with Pam is to be friends for life.

Gone but not forgotten; our mom’s radiance will live on forever, just like our love for her.

A celebration of Pam’s life will be held at a later date in April 2020.

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Aarion Micheal Howden 1973 — 2020

Aarion Micheal Howden

Aarion Micheal Howden of Kamloops passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 47 years of age. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Barbara Forde of Kamloops, step father Larry Forde of Fort St. John, sister Monique Bolen of Kamlooops, spouse Karen Howden of Surrey, children Cameron Howden of Chilliwack, Carson Howden of Chilliwack, and Tyler Howden of Surrey, grandfather Ross (Theresa) Howden of Kamloops, aunts Linda (Larry) Bissell of Heffley Creek (Godmother), and Patricia (James) Broad of Ashcroft,  step brother Jake Forde of Kamloops and step brother Tyler Forde of Vancouver, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, and best friend, Jason Nielson. He was predeceased by his Grandma, Marie Howden.

Aarion was born and raised in Kamloops. He moved to the lower mainland, then returned home to Kamloops. Aarion’s goal in life was to always excel at what he did, always doing his best. He will be remembered for his ability to make others laugh and making others feel good by using small gestures with big meanings. Aarion loved music, camping at East Barriere Lake, baseball, playing practical jokes (mostly on his sister), dirt bike riding, scuba diving, video games, Dad and son bike rides, long drives and animals. He loved his cookies and coca-cola. Aarion’s best moments in life were the times spent with family and close friends. 

The Celebration of Aarion’s life will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. 

The family would prefer casual dress. Memorial donations in Aarion’s name may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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Sonja (Curly) Susan Roy 1934 — 2020

Sonja (Curly) Susan Roy

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Dear friend, Mrs. Sonja Curly Roy whom passed away on Saturday February 22nd at Royal Inland with her loving family by her side. She is survived by son Robert (Kathy) Allaire of Kamloops, Grandson Brock (Tammy) Allaire of Calgary, Great Grandchildren Brayden and Isabella Allaire of Calgary, and  Tye and Dougy of Ontario. She was predeceased by her Loving husband Arman Roy in 1986, and Son Herbert Allaire in 2015. The things she enjoyed the most in life was her family, friends, knitting, her Church and her walks around Barriere. Curly loved to collect bottles for the Barriere food bank until she was not able to, as well she knitted numerous afghans for whomever needed one, newborn babies and donations for numerous fundraising raffle’s. Most of all she enjoyed those holiday dinners with family and friends that meant so very much to her. The family would also like to express sincere gratitude to the Doctors and staff at Royal Inland Hospital. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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