It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Warsimage, of Kamloops, BC, on February 19th, 2018 at 96 years of age. John is survived by his son, Stan (Barbara), his grandchildren, Brenda, Wendy (Paul), and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Jackson, Ethan, and Jordan. John is also survived by his sisters, Jean Stephens and Mary Miller, sisters-in-law Betty Warsimage, and Olga Taylor, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Frieda, granddaughter Denise, and grandson Jayme.
John was born in Manitoba, and moved to Kamloops with his parents. He joined the Army, and became a cook, a skill that he used throughout his life to the joy of his wife and family. He married the love of his life, Frieda, on May 13th, 1945, and were blessed with their one and only son, Stan, on December 25th, 1946.
John worked for BC Interior Sawmills until his retirement. He then went into the construction field to keep busy, until he finally retired.
He liked to travel with Frieda and their motorhome buddies, Marg and Carmen, to wherever they got a yearning for, and sometimes even took the granddaughters. He loved fishing with his family at High Hume Lake, always able to catch his limit. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren, or hearing of their achievements.
His work and dedication to the North Kamloops Lions Club was a special pleasure for him. He was a Life Member of the North Kamloops Club, and one of its oldest members.
His sense of humour, kindness, generosity, and good0heartedness will remain in our heart and memories forever. The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Overlander Residential Care Facility, for their loving care and compassion for John (Papa) during his stay.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Overlander Residential Care Facility in memory of John.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date, with a notification in the newspaper.
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