Lastavec, Joseph Bris

March 13, 1953 – June 30, 2017
at the age of 64 years

A funeral and celebration of his life will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 90 First St. S.E., Salmon Arm at 2 pm Friday, July 14. 

It is with great sorrow that we announce Joseph Boris Lastavec lost his battle with cancer on June 30 in Salmon Arm.  Joe was born in Lic, Croatia 64 years ago. He is predeceased by his mother Ivka Radosovic and father Josip Lastavec. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joyce (nee Shwydky) of White Lake and his brother Jeff Lastavec of Vancouver. He left behind three children: Kristy Schroeder (Michael) of Tappen, Joseph Lastavec (Amanda) of Coldstream and Amanda Andreasen (Cody) of Calgary. As well as his seven grandchildren: Thomas, Nola, Silas, Violet, Margot, Lars and Joseph. He is also leaving behind so many wonderful lifelong friends.
Joe worked as an industrial electrician for Houle Electric in Burnaby. He was a kind and loving man who enjoyed spending his time with family, camping, quading, shooting, fishing and skiing. 
The family would like to thank Dr. Megyesi and staff and VGH Cancer Clinic.
 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.


  1. Go rest high on the mountain !
    Rest in peace my friend:


  2. We will miss you, Joe. Quartzite and Borrego Springs will not be the same without you. Dust storms and all.

    Our deepest sympathies to the family.

    Rest in Peace

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