Nicholas Kumar Mitra

February 12, 2024

In Loving Memory

Nicholas Kumar Mitra

“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.” – Lao Tzu

Nick’s journey began with the boundless energy of youth, his early years marked by a playful mischievousness and a zest for life that endeared him to all. As he matured, these traits evolved into a remarkable blend of intelligence, charm, and an unyielding work ethic. His passion for automobiles wasn’t just a pastime; it became the cornerstone of a successful career, propelling him from local dealerships to the pinnacle of North America’s automotive detailing franchises. Yet, Nick’s aspirations knew no bounds. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to the vibrant world of the restaurant industry, where his dedication and innate talent once again garnered accolades and success.

Retirement offered Nick a sanctuary, a retreat at the Shuswap where he could channel his unspent creativity into the art of woodworking. Logs, under his skilled hands, were transformed into stunning gazebos, decks, and furniture, each piece a testament to his talent and meticulous attention to detail.

Despite his external successes, Nick battled internally. His mental health, hidden from most, bore the weight of life’s trials, intensified by the recent trauma of nearly losing his cherished haven to the Shuswap fires. Regrettably, in a society where seeking help is often stigmatized, Nick, like many, found it difficult to reach out for the support he desperately needed.

Nick’s departure leaves a void in the hearts of his brothers, Devendra (Stacie)  and Christopher, Sister-in-law Alisa, niece Casie (Adam) and nephew Keenan (Meg), who cherished him deeply. He also leaves behind his Shuswap “family”: Brad, Tanda, Yvonne, his soul-brother Brad, and his lifelong friend Rick. More than a memory, Nick’s life is a poignant reminder of the fragility of mental health and the critical importance of open conversations and accessible support.

In honour of Nick’s legacy, we implore all to cherish the bright but fleeting flames in our lives. Let us foster a community where mental health is prioritized, reaching out for help is an act of courage, and no one has to navigate their darkest moments alone.

Please take the time to talk with someone if you need to. It’s ok NOT to be ok.

May Nick’s story inspire change and compassion in the face of mental health challenges.

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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Comments: 3

  1. Mike & Elli Braden says:

    Dev thinking of you at this time of loss for you and your family.

  2. Leonard Korobanik says:

    Miss you, buddy. Shine on. ❤️

  3. LAURIE ZINGER says:

    So sorry for your loss. It makes me very sad I remember Nick being an amazing and kind person. We spent many days chatting it up on Greenstone Drive. I lived above you all on McGill. I was just told about Nick’s passing yesterday. My deepest condolences.

    Laurie Zinger

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