Born In: Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: January 18th, 1926
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: August 1st, 2012
January 18, 1926 ~ August 1, 2012
We are sad to announce the passing of John Kopach of Kamloops on August 1st, 2012, at 86 years of age.
John is survived by his children Patricia (Arnold) Witzke of Oyama, BC, and Myrna (Randy) Allison, Myra Kopach and Teresa (Andy) Mault, all of Kamloops, BC, his grandchildren Tanya (Mark), James (Cheryl), Kelsey-Rae (Frank), Tanner, Tammy (Chris), and Craig (Layla). Also left to cherish his memory are his great grandchildren Westyn, Hannah, Owen, Trystan, Brooklynn, Danica, Chase and Lexi, his brothers and sisters Mary, Olga, Helen, Gerald, and Bill as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
John is predeceased by his loving wife Della, his parents, Bill and Annie, as well as his brothers Pete, Steve, Paul, Mike and Walter.
John was born in Saskatchewan on the homestead. As a young man, John moved to McBride, BC, where he was employed in the logging industry. In 1952, John married Adela Rosin and together they raised their family of four daughters. The family later moved to Revelstoke and then Kamloops where John was employed by Dawson Construction and spent his remaining years there until his retirement. John was an avid fisherman and spent most of his time travelling, fishing and curling. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
A Memorial Service for John will be held on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 1pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Mary Widmer officiating.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Kelowna General and Royal Inland Hospitals. Memorial donations may be made to the Kamloops SPCA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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