Jay Boppre, aka J-Bird, a Shuswap Lake local legend, flew the coop early on Friday June 14, 2013. Jay will be remembered always for his wild laughter, crispy deep tan, his 70’s style summer shorts and his immaculately clean pick up truck.
He was predeceased by his beloved Mother and Father, Leonard (Tyke) and Lucille Boppre and his 2nd Mom Joy Neilly.
Born in Calgary but raised in the Shuswap lake area, Jay spent his working years managing the Provincial Parks, “Swimming the Shuswap” as a commercial scuba diver, running the Crowfoot Mtn Snowmobile Club, volunteering as chief of the local fire department, and as a laborer at Captain’s Village Marina.
He will be forever missed by his Shuswap Lake friends. He will be deeply missed by Kyle (son), his 3 “Little Ladies”, Danielle (Dan), Jaelynn (grand daughter), Taylor (daughter), and, Rya (grandson), Mark (brother), his true love Michelle, and Debbie (Taylor’s Mom).
Thank you to, Dora MacQuarrie, Mark and Angie Lagore, the staff at Overlander, Ponderosa, and Polsen extended care facilities and the Kamloops hospice staff for their kind support and hard work taking care of Jay.
A Celebration of Jay’s life will be held on July 6th 2013 at 2pm at the North Shuswap Community Hall. All friends and family are welcome to a reception at the hall after the service.