Herb Karras

Herb Karras passed away peacefully at the Kamloops Hospice on May 30, 2017.  Born in Spy Hill Saskatchewan October 31, 1933 Herb is survived by his loving wife Tannis, daughters Shawnna (Jon), Sheryl (Hamish), Cynthia (Bruce) and grandchildren Joelle, Cameron, Kayla and Tristin. Herb is also survived by his sisters Irene (Duane), Marilyn (Wally) and brother Clarence (Alice).

Herb went to UBC through the Regular Officer Training Plan graduating with a BPE in 1958. He was a pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces for 12 years, earning the rank of Major. In addition to his love of flying Herb was an active community leader, heading many volunteer projects. Herb’s flying career was cut short by an aircraft accident that left him permanently disabled. He remained with the military as the chair of recreation council for 5 years before retiring to Salmon Arm.  There he continued his community service with the Monashee Hockey League, the Salmon Arm Aces hockey team, and the North Okanagan Hockey League. Herb was actively involved with the Salmon Arm Rotary Club serving as Chairman of the District Youth Exchange Program for 2 ½ years.

Herb and Tannis moved to Kamloops in 2004 where he was welcomed as an honorary member of the Kamloops West Rotary Club.

Herb will be sadly missed by family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 1 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Kamloops.

Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kamloops, BC (250) 554-2429.

Condolences may be left at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com. In lieu of flowers donate to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice.

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