October 31, 1941 - January 25, 2018
WASS, Christopher Selwyn passed away Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at the Marjorie Willoughby-Snowden Hospice in Kamloops, BC. Chris was born on the 31st of October 1941 in Beckenham, Bromley, Kent, England, which is a borough of London. He was predeceased by his parents Selwyn "Bill" Wass in 2001 and Doris (Matthews) in 2007, and his sweet nephew Brandon Power in 2005. Chris is survived and dearly missed by his wife of 55 years Lois (Johnson) and sons Geoffrey in Montreal and Trevor in Kamloops; his sister Vale Power (Ray) of Burnaby, BC, and their two sons: Glen (Joanne) and nephew Liam of Burnaby, BC; and Raymond (Amanda Anhorn) and nieces and nephews Carly, Noah, Brooklyn, Emma, Tyneisha, Paige, Jacksen, Samuel, and Eli, all of Surrey, BC. Christopher migrated to Canada with his mother in 1944 aboard the Ile de France, landing at Pier 21 in Halifax. From there they travelled by train to live in the village of Mclean, Saskatchewan. Selwyn joined them at the end of his war service and together they ran a general store. Years later they and Vale moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, where Chris attended Balfour Collegiate and later began a 29-year career with the Saskatchewan government that started in Regina with the Departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and ended with 22 years at the Canada-Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation which was moved during that time to Melville, Saskatchewan. Chris, Lois and Trevor moved to Kamloops, BC, in 1993. Chris was a fan of hockey, football, and curling, so it was natural for him to use his retirement years to volunteer for the past 22 years with the Kamloops Coliseum (now the Sandman Centre), helping and later coordinating the on-floor volunteer services at Blazer hockey games and numerous concerts and special events hosted at the centre. Family and friends will miss Chris's humour, dedication, and caring nature. Chris has requested no funeral and that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made instead to either the Salvation Army or the Marjorie Willoughby-Snowden Hospice
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
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