February 1, 1977 – February 28, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tyler Jay Thompson, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. Tyler passed away on February 28, 2023 in Kamloops at the age of 46.
Tyler will be lovingly remembered by his partner Rosina Masi, parents Kathy and Rick Thompson, brother Chad (Amber) Thompson, nephew Ethan Jay Cowell and brother-in-law Damian (Luana) Cowell and family. He is also missed by Aunt Camielle (Roger) Trottier, Aunt Debbie Little, many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his sister Brandy Cowell, grandparents, Aunt Carolyn Lampi and cousin Travis Lampi.
Tyler will be missed by his fur baby Louie. The two of them were inseparable and the best of friends. They enjoyed snuggles on the couch and walks every day.
Tyler was born February 1, 1977 in Merritt, BC. He grew up in the BC Interior before moving to Kamloops. In 1997, he began his mining career at Highland Valley Copper (HVC) as a laborer, which inspired him to become a Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic. He spent 15 years at HVC and finished his time there as a Mine Maintenance Shift Supervisor. In 2012, Tyler went over to New Gold where he held various positions including Maintenance Supervisor, Mechanical Maintenance Superintendent and Maintenance Project Specialist.
Tyler spent many years as a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) south Central Branch and he loved being a part of this community. He held the Chair position for 8 years.
One of Tyler’s greatest passions was bikes, from dirt bikes to street bikes, he enjoyed building, working and riding them as well as watching and attending Super Cross. He also enjoyed reading, travelling, lake and ocean fishing, water sports, paintball, working out at the gym and creating/collecting art.
Tyler touched the lives of many in a very generous, kind and thoughtful way.
Ty, we will love and miss you forever.
A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, April 22nd at 1pm at the West Highland Community Hall in Kamloops.Print This Obituary & Condolences