Jack Koster

Jack Koster

Jack Koster

1914 – 2010

Jack passed away June 24th, 2010 at the age of 96. He was born January 13, 1914, in Vancouver, BC and grew up on the family property at Crows Bar. Jack spent his lifetime in the ranching industry, managing the Empire Valley Ranch before taking over the BC Cattle Company at Canoe Creek. Jack managed BC Cattle Co., where he resided until 2007 when he moved to Kamloops. As part of a pioneering ranching family, he was well respected in the BC cattle industry.

Jack was predeceased by Shirley, his wife of 59 years, and son Matthew. He is survived by children: Dave (Sue) Koster, Marie (Lee) Bolster, Warren (Selina) Koster, Henry Koster, Theresa (Lawrence) Williams, Ben (Mary June) Koster and Ruth (Mardy) Grinder, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Interment will take place at Canoe Creek on Tuesday, June 29.

Donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 168 Briar Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 1C1 in memory of Jack would be appreciated.

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Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, telephone 250 – 374- 1454.

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