April 20th, 1949 ~ September 28th, 2013
Max Jmaiff of Kamloops passed away on September 28th, 2013 at 64 years of age. Max is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Jmaiff, and daughter Lindsay Jmaiff. He is also survived by his brother Larry (Sylvia) Jmaiff, sister-in-law Vera Jmaiff, mother-in-law Margaret Henderson and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Max is predeceased by his parents, William and Olga Jmaiff and brother Basil Jmaiff.
Max was born and raised in Grand Forks, BC. He left at an early age to begin his trucking career, working in various locations throughout the province. There wasn’t a place in BC that Max didn’t run into someone he knew. He met his wife Kathy in Grand Forks and, shortly after, followed her to Kamloops where she was teaching. They were married August 16th, 1975 and recently celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. Max was a long time Arrow employee. In the early nineties, Max ventured out to begin his own trucking business. With a cell phone permanently attached to his ear, he ran two companies. He was an employer who respected and cared for his employees.
Max was an amazing father who said his greatest gift was the birth of his daughter, Lindsay. It was Max’s pleasure to watch his daughter grow into a successful and mature young lady. Max enjoyed golfing and socializing with his many great friends at local watering holes. He loved cooking Russian food and spent many enjoyable hours in his garden. Travelling with his family was a highlight, and he especially loved his times in Jamaica. He was a dedicated and hard worker who earned all of his successes in life. Max passed away suddenly on September 28th, after a very brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and all whose lives he touched.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel. The family wishes to extend thanks to Dr. Wiltshire, palliative/hospice care, first responders, family friends and business associates and a special thank you to Gloria Keogh for all her love and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Max’s name may be made to the Kamloops SPCA or Kamloops Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home – 250-554-2577. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com