NISHIYAMA, Masao (Mas)

December 14, 2015 - 8:40am
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Kamloops, BC

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dad. After a long battle with Diabetes and yrs on Dialysis, dad peacefully slipped away on the night of December 6, 2015 at Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops. He is predeceased by his parents Hide & Eihachi Nishiyama and siblings, Bill, Emiko, Jim, & George. Dad was born and raised in Brocklehurst Kamloops. He is survived by his children Teri (Hugh) Brayden & Devyn and his son Jim (Karen) Dylan & Brandon. As well as many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Dad spent his entire life on the road driving for Trimac, Trimbal, VanKam Freightways, Inland Tanker Service, JC Olsen Trucking and Benson Tank Lines putting on millions of miles on roads in BC & Alberta and making many driving friends along the way.
He spent his off time taking us fishing, touring back logging roads, cheering us on at our sports events even driving his semi to watch Jim play lacrosse.
Jim & I would like to thank Dr. Sigalet for his compassion and care that he showed dad throughout the years. All the staff & nurses in the Dialysis Center at Royal Inland Hospital and especially the nurses at Ponderosa Lodge who made dad comfortable in his last days.
A very special Thank You to Bill, for being dad’s rock throughout this.
There will be no service at this time; we will hold a Celebration of Life in Kamloops in the spring of 2016.
In Lieu of flowers, we ask that you please make a donation in dads name to the Canadian Diabetes Society Association.
Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
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