Materi, Myles Vincent

MATERI, MYLES WMay 16, 1967 – May 30, 2013

at the age of 46 years

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, husband, father, brother and uncle on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the age of 46 years.

Myles was born on May 16, 1967 in Salmon Arm where he spent most of his life.  He resided on his farm where he divided his time between his two passions his chickens and his shop.  Myles always found time to visit with a friend, tell or hear a joke, or lend a helping hand wherever he could.  He enjoyed going to the theatre and taking in the latest science fiction or action movie with his friend and was rarely found without some form of music playing.

Myles will be deeply missed by his wife Laverna, his two children Marissa and Anthony, his mom and dad Lois and Rick, his brother Brent (Crystal), his father-in-law Rene, brother-in-law Brian (Elsie), brother-in-law Greg (Karen), sister-in-law Lorette, nephews Steven, Allan, Justin, Riley and nieces  Chelsea, Kathryn, Leah, Kristen, his aunt Marjorie, dear friends James and Vince and many others.

Myles was predeceased by his grandparents Dave and Anne Wilson from whom he developed his love of chickens and farming.  He was also predeceased by his mother-in-law Gail.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be send to the Vancouver Humane Society CHICKEN OUT! program, #303-8623 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6P 5A2.


  1. Lois, Rick and family,
    So sorry to read in todays paper about the passing of Myles. No words can express the heartache you are going through, but cherish all the memories you have and hope it will ease the pain as the days go on.
    Marg and Fred Fowler–Enderby

  2. Laverna
    Im very sorry to read bout Myles ,I think he was one of the smartest guys I have met ..I always thought alot bout him and this caught me completely off guard as it probably did to you ,
    If there is any thing I can do for you just ask ? all I can say
    is im very sorry for your loss

    I considered Myles a very good friend of mine

    Rolly De Roover now in Creston

  3. My deepest sympathy to all of Myles Family. To Rick and Lois, I can’t begin to imagine the pain of losing one of my children.
    My thoughts are with all of you.
    Marilyn (Mame) Kalke

  4. Our family is saddened to hear of Myles’ sudden passing. He was an intelligent, witty and generous man who lent our family a helping hand when needed. He made our time at the rink watching the kids that much more enjoyable. He will be missed. Our prayers and condolences go out to Laverna, Marissa and Anthony.

  5. rick lois and family my prayers and thoughts are with you at this veery difficult time. I was so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Myles. find peace in knowing that is at peace and free .

  6. Our deepest sympathy to Laverna and family, Rick and Lois and Brent and the loss of Myles, have fond memories of Him. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow. Hope looking back on memories will help comfort your tomorrows. Bryan & Margaret Thompson, Kevin and family and Camille and family

  7. Sorry to hear of Myles passing, we hope time will heal the sorrow. He was a great young man and have very fond memories. Our thoughts are with his wife and family, His Mom and dad, and his brother and family. May he rest in peace. bryan & Margaret Thompson, Kwvin Jen nd Zachary Thompson, Camille, Brian Elam and boys

  8. We are sorry to hear of Myles passing.Our thoughts are with his wife and family, His Mom and dad and brother and family. Had many good laughs over the years and he was always very helpful with the eggs and farm while His grandparents were alive and he carried on. Margaret and Bryan Thompson, Kevin Jen, Zachary Thompson Camille, Brian Elam and boys. We are thinking of everyone.

  9. On behalf of myself and the rest of the Wm. Hopkins family, I would like to convey our condolences to Laverna, Marissa and Anthony, as well as Lois and Rick whom I have known all my life. May you gather strength thru family, and time heals, one never forgets, but it does get easier. He has gone to a place, where there are no more worries or battles to be fought….rest in peace.

  10. I am very sad to hear about Myles’ death. My sincere condolences to Laverna, Marissa and Anthony – and all those close to him. As Agriculture Critic for BC I got to know Myles quite well and I worked to support him. I wish I had been able to do more. A donation has been made to Chicken OUT! in his name as requested. Lana.

  11. We are deeply saddend by the sudden death of Myles. Although nothing we say eases the pain of losing someone so precious in your lives, please know we are sorry and are thinking of you Laverna, Marissa and Anthony. Conrad and I are keeping you in our prayers during this most difficult time. May you find comfort and strength among friends and family. God bless you.

  12. I spoke with Myles on Wednesday.

    I found him to be a determined fighter for justice in the B.C. egg industry.

    I will miss him, but I will try to carry on the battle.

    May God rest his soul and provide his family and friends comfort.


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