UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.
The Kamloops male killed in a motorbike accident in close proximity to Paul Lake on Wednesday has been determined as nicely-known lacrosse coach Justin Bosher.
Bosher experienced been a head mentor of the Thompson-Okanagan Selects U18 lacrosse crew. The 54-yr-outdated was previously a head coach of the Kamloops Venom Junior lacrosse team.
A occupation transportation truck driver, he was also the bus driver for the Kelowna Rockets and applied to generate the Kamloops Blazers’ crew bus from 2015 to 2018.
“The Rockets firm has experienced a great decline of an unbelievable good friend and relatives male in Justin, or as we named him, JB,” Rockets head coach Kris Mallette stated.
“This is a terrible loss for all of individuals who understood him, he was a great human remaining. He addressed our workers and gamers like his own family, he drove us safely and securely just about every time he received powering the wheel. There was under no circumstances a be concerned in our minds, he was someone that we realized where ever we have been going, we were obtaining there safely and securely. He will not be simply changed.”
The fatal incident took place on Pinantan-Pritchard Street yesterday. Tk’umlúps Rural RCMP customers came on the crash scene at about 3:30 p.m. even though responding to a different contact.
It is unclear accurately when, or how, the crash happened, and it is considered there weren’t any witnesses.
“We’re heartbroken,” Rockets president and standard manager Bruce Hamilton stated. “We’ve missing a superb member of the Rockets spouse and children, our enjoy and condolences go out to his wife, Joanne, and his sons, Josh and Jeremy.”
The Kamloops Blazers issued a statement these days, saying Bosher normally experienced security prime of mind while he was powering the wheel. “We would like to lengthen our condolences to his spouse and children, the lacrosse group and the Kelowna Rockets.”
Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar stated Bosher’s passing is a enormous loss for the Kamloops sporting activities relatives.
“Justin was 1 of all those coaches that just connected with his gamers and they usually knew he had their back again thru thick and slim,” Milobar wrote. “Deepest condolences to his spouse and children.”
I’m unhappy to report this… resources validate #Kamloops lacrosse mentor Justin Bosher (center), died in a motorbike accident yesterday. Also drives the Kelowna Rockets bus, previous Blazer bus driver. He cherished his household and was so proud of his two sons Jeremy and Josh. RIP “big man” pic.twitter.com/aHtYHMRzNO
— Jon Eager (@JonKeenNLSports) August 26, 2021