Joseph McComb

June 18, 2023

In Loving Memory

Joseph “Bud” McComb

The children of Joseph (Bud) McComb sadly announce his passing on June 18 at the age of 98.  Dad was born in Unity Saskatchewan on January 5, 1925, and grew up a small-town prairie boy that survived the Great Depression despite losing his father at an early age.  This left his mother Lilian in charge of raising 4 active boys with dad participating in numerous activities (such as gopher hunting), working at the local foundry and as a projectionist at the local theatre.

He met his future wife Jean, a nurse, in Rosetown Saskatchewan after she “beaned” him with a badminton birdie at a singles night.   They wed on June 16, 1951, and managed 72 years of wedded bliss. Dad worked in the automotive parts business for most of his life going from being a travelling salesman to eventually opening his own business in Estevan named McComb Automotive Supply which still stands today. While on the prairies he enjoyed deer, antelope, and upland game hunting with his buddies along with a few whiskeys at the end of the day. 

Having a foot with an itch he continuously scratched, he loaded up his wife and 4 kids and headed west.  The family settled in Kamloops in 1970 and dad managed the Acklands store for many years.  Mom and dad retired to Vernon in 1990 where they enjoyed some lakeside living, junior hockey and cross-country skiing at Sovereign Lake.  Dad also enjoyed returning to the prairies most years for a fall goose hunt with family and friends.  They relocated to Armstrong in 2000 after finally building their retirement home.  A decision was made in 2018 to return to Kamloops for their final chapter after mom’s health was starting to fail.  Dad was a cancer survivor having had bladder cancer at the age of 50.  He spent nearly half his life as a cancer survivor and spent many hours volunteering in support of others. 

Left to mourn his loss are his wife Jean of 72 years, daughter Kevin (Mark) and sons Doug (XX), Bill (Tracey) and Dave (Donna), as well as 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Dad loved nothing more than spending time with his family and always took great interest in all his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.  He loved to entertain and the most important thing in his life was his sweet Jean.   

The family would like to thank Gemstone Care Centre staff, most notably those on Quartz West, for their loving care and support during our dad’s brief stay. 

A private family gathering to take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-554-2324 F: 250.554.3505

665 Tranquille Rd #4,
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H7

E: [email protected]

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  1. Gertie Sandquist says:

    I was saddened to hear of Bud’s passing and wish to extend my condolences to Jean and the Family
    I have many fond memories of the good times camping at Copper Island resort with your Family and of course the many sales calls Bud made to our garage. He was a wonderful man.
    I am so sorry for your loss.

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