OBITUARY

David John Kurylowich

25 May , 193727 January , 2019
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Mr. David John Kurylowich, 81 passed away suddenly on Sunday January 27, 2019 in his home. He leaves behind his sons, Dennis, Gerry, Kevin (Lorena) and a daughter Debra (Terry); his grandchildren Lindsay, Jaymz, Rhea, Catherine, Katrina, Valerie and great granddaughter Rylee; his brother Ben (Carole) and sister Stephanie. He was predeceased in death by the love of his life, wife Margaret Rose in 1996, parents Steven and Mary Kurylowich, his sisters Patricia and Violet, brothers in law Robert and Lloyd and daughter in law Rebecca. David was born in Kelowna, B.C. on May 25, 1937 and grew up in many small communities along the CN Rail Line, with most of those years spent in Little Fort. In 1958 he married Margaret Rose Shilling and together they settled in Boston Bar. Dave worked his life in construction for the Ministry of Transportation. His most notable projects were working in the Fraser Canyon, the Boston Bar to Yale route and the Island Highway from Campbell River to Gold River. He moved to 100 Mile House in 1968 as a District Technician where he raised his family. Camping, hockey, dances and curling were many of the pleasures he enjoyed. He was a very active volunteer with the 100 Mile House Fire Department, BPO Elks and the Knights of Columbus. He retired in Kamloops in 1992 and then they moved to their present home in Sorrento where he enjoyed golfing, curling, fishing, gardening, camping and spending time with family, especially the grandkids. He was also a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Chase. The Reverend Father Derrick Cameron will celebrate the Funeral Mass on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Chase, BC Should friends desire, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and/or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated in memory of David.

  • FAMILY

  • Dennis ., Son
  • Gerry ., Son
  • Kevin ., Son
  • Lorena ., Daughter-in-law
  • Debra ., Daughter
  • Terry ., Son-in-law
  • Lindsay ., Grandchild
  • Jaymz ., Grandchild
  • Rhea ., Grandchild
  • Catherine ., Grandchild
  • Katrin ., Grandchild
  • Valerie ., Grandchild
  • Rylee ., Great Granddaughter
  • Ben ., Brother
  • Carole ., Sister-in-law
  • Stepanie ., Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ellis Jamrich
  • Cory Jamrich
  • Cary Ryhorchuk
  • Steven Ryhorchuk
  • Russell Ryhorchuk
  • Aaron Ryhorchuk

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David John Kurylowich

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Janice Turner

14 February 2019

I would like to offer my condolences to all the family. I've just played the video and my goodness, your father seemed like such a wonderful family man. To be taken suddenly as he was, is so difficult on those he leaves behind. I know I've met your family many years ago while visiting my father, Ron Turner while he was working for the Ministry of Highways (Dept. of Highways back then) and lived in all the places you have mentioned. In fact it was as I was flipping through our local paper that I saw the obituary and recognized the name. When I read through it, I knew for sure that was the same "Dave Kurylowich" who Dad always spoke so highly of and would still be speaking of him today if he hadn't died in 2013 at the ripe old age of 100 yrs. Dad retired to Salmon Arm where he was born. I wish we knew your mom and dad were living so close. He would have loved to have gone out and visited them. It's just within the last couple of weeks that I've started to sort through Dad's photographs and negatives many of which are from his working years. I will set aside any of your family should you be interested. This message is echoed by my brother Bob, who says he actually worked with your Dad and also my sister, Glenna.
Take care,
Janice Turner

Tammy Fraser Fraser (van Schagen)

7 February 2019

Dennis, Deb, Gerry, & Kevin,

I have been thinking of you all since my dad told me the sad news and I wasn't sure how to reach out to all of you, so hopefully you will see it here. Your dad was such a kind soul and I have such happy memories of spending time with Mr. and Mrs. Kurylowich, Fart the dog and all of you. Your parents were like family to me and I truly treasure the years they were in my life. I will not be able to attend tomorrow, but know that you are in my thoughts. Lots of love and big hugs to you all.

Ernie Kidd

1 February 2019

Your mom and dad where great friends, we enjoyed many enjoyable times together during our surveying days in Boston Bar and Gold River. We worked together, played fastball, and partied together, so many memorable times. So very for your loss.

The Irelands

1 February 2019

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
Thinking of each of you

Pat Weed ( van Schagen)

30 January 2019

Debbie,Kevin,Dennis & Jerry
My love and thoughts are with you all at this time.I have such wonderful memories of your Dad & Mom and all of you at our Christmas morning breakfasts,our camping trips and in later years ,being you’re “ other Mom”
Love you guys and know I’m thinking of you all at this difficult time-

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David John Kurylowich
Born May 25, 1937

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High School Days

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All dressed up & no place to go!

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Logging for Latremouilles

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David John Kurylowich
Born May 25, 1937

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High School Days

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All dressed up & no place to go!

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Logging for Latremouilles

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Hubba Hubba

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Dada Mom Grad 1955

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Wedding April 18, 1958

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Start of his Department of Highways career.