Chris was born Apr 22, 1950 in Kamloops. He was the eldest of 5 brothers and was a great example of sportsmanship and dedication to them. He tolerated his older sister Sandra. Chris had a great love of sports and participated in football, rugby, soccer and track & field. His prowess on the football field led to a scholarship at Walla Walla Community College in Washington state. But the sport he loved best was baseball playing Babe Ruth and senior baseball. While playing with the Kamloops Okonots he was selected to play with Team BC. The award for the best defensive player at the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament is the Chris Swaine Memorial trophy. He was known as a holler guy and someone who always came through in clutch situations.
Chris died as a result of a motor vehicle accident on his way to work at Gibraltar Mines. At the time of his passing May 22, 1975 (just one month after his 25th birthday) he was employed as a haul truck operator at Gibraltar Mines near Williams Lake. He never had a chance to see his daughters Daryle and Deborah grow up and give him three beautiful grandsons; Craig, Brennan and Eric. Eric is following in his grandpa's athletic ways. He left behind his wife Jacquie, daughters Daryle & Deborah, sister Sandra Dever and brother Doug, Bill, Les and Andy. A life well lived and far too short.
Karen TasakaKaren Jupp
In Loving Memory Chizuko Karen Joy Tasaka October 28, 1951- January 30, 2010
Chizuko passed away peacefully at home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, surrounded by family and friends. Chizuko was a devoted Buddhist practitioner, gifted writer and poet, loving mother, and dear friend, sister, aunt, and daughter. Survived and dearly missed by: son, Orie Tasaka-Jupp, mother Rose Tasaka; sisters: June (Kats) Kitamura, Eileen (Karl) Willms and Elaine Englar; nieces and nephews: Craig (Kelly), Kevin, Kyle (Monica), Kelly (Mike), Laura (Brad), Michelle and Jacquie; grandnephews and grandnieces: Drew, Natai, Tye, Katie, Fumiko, and Yuki.
Chizuko was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and grew up in Loon Lake, Port Edward and Louis Creek, B.C. Chizuko graduated from Kamloops Secondary School in 1966. She attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Faculty of Education, after which she completed at Master's degree in Sociology at the University of Alberta. After many years of social work in Canada, Chizuko joined a Zen Buddhist monastery at Jemez Bodhi Mandala in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
Chizuko died, after a long illness, in 2010. She was a poet, a mother, a wife and a loving relative to all of her family members.
Lives in: Kamloops BC
Brian attended the reunion with a guest.
Janice TaylorJanice Damini
Lives in: Kamloops British Columbia Canada
Janice attended the reunion.
Roy Teshima passed away on June 12, 2018 at home in Ashcroft, BC. He was 68 years old. He was born September 9, 1949 and raised in Ashcroft.
Roy is survived by his wife, Sandra Nixon of 28 years, and his two step daughters: Laurie Simpson (Roland) of Cache Creek, Camaro Andersen (Jared) of 16 Mile. His four rays of sunshine (grandchildren): Seth Eaton – 18 Lillian Eaton – 13, Hank Andersen – 6 and Georgia Andersen – 4. Brothers: Mamoru (Robin) Kamloops, Richard (Judy) Kamloops, Mutsuo (Pat) Ashcroft, Ken of Ashcroft. Sisters: Kiyoko of Ashcroft, Merry of Ashcroft. Nieces and Nephews, who were all special to Roy.
Roy was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Roy started working at Bethlehem Copper on May 5, 1969 and when the companies merged went to work for HVC and retired January 5, 2017. He worked for 47.5 years and loved his colleagues like family.
Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing, dirt biking, baseball, badminton, hockey and sports in general.
Roy's travels led him to Jamaica, Venezuela, Barbados, and many times to Mexico. He was very fond of all genres of music and went to many concerts, but the highlights of his life were his 4 grandchildren and he couldn’t be prouder of them.