We Remember

INVERARITY, Justin Wade

July 15, 1984 — February 22, 2020

It is with sadness and a profound sense of loss we announce the passing of Justin Wade Inverarity. Justin was born in Lucky Lake, SK. He is lovingly remembered by his father, Lorne Inverarity; his mother, Lorraine Coates; sons Harley & Leethan; brother Travis and nieces Ella & Taylor; dear friend, Ashley MacDonald; and his Auntie Marian & “Uncle” Pat. Justin was predeceased by grandparents Fred & Ailie Inverarity and Earl & Ethelen Coates; uncles John Rudisill & Harold Beach; and cousins Cassindra Coates, Michael Rudisill & Scott Miller. Justin was also blessed by an extensive network of family and friends.

Those who knew Justin as a youngster will remember his big smile, huge hugs and abundant energy. He enjoyed life on the farm, sports and having fun with friends. There was always a dog by his side. Justin was always keen to learn new skills, whether it was in the construction field, artistic woodcarving or singing and playing the guitar. Besides music he had a fondness for trucks, motors and quality tools. And yes, homemade cookies!

He had many talents, but life was not always easy for Justin. He fought hard to overcome addictions, entering rehab on many occasions – each time leaving a deep imprint on staff and clients, each time leaving hopeful that this time, life might be different. In a perfect world maybe it could have been…one day.

Justin knew there was a universal power out there larger than himself. He saw it in nature; he felt it at Round Lake Treatment Centre. More recently he experienced it within Freedom’s Door and the Trinity Baptist & Westmount Church communities.

A Celebration of Justin’s Life was held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at King George Hall near Dinsmore, SK. His family sincerely thanks all friends and acquaintances who have offered support.

In lieu of flowers we invite you to consider support of Pathways Addiction Resource Centre Penticton, pathwaysaddictions.ca, Round Lake Treatment Centre, roundlaketreatmentcentre.ca, Freedom’s Door Kelowna, freedomsdoorkelowna.com, or for your local chapters of the Canadian Mental Health Association, cmhakelowna.com.

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Pathways Addiction Resource Centre Penticton, Round Lake Treatment Centre, Freedom’s Door Kelowna, or for your local chapters of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Link: pathwaysaddictions.ca, roundlaketreatmentcentre.ca, freedomsdoorkelowna.com

 


 


Condolences

  • judy johnson says:

    MY HEART FULL CONDOLENCES what a hugh loss to your family as I read this had sadden me as my son went into seek help and he was saved but the others that have loss there lifes my son went to Kelowna and lived there as for others that don’t my hart goes out to all the familys god hope to help u all find so sort of sence of all of this

  • Trevor Kilburn says:

    Justin had a big heart for the people around him in his life. He was also a very skilled guy in anything that he took on especially his construction work. It was a privilege to get to spend some time with Justin and get to know him. He is going to be missed by a lot of people.

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family, thank you very much Trevor, for your kind words! We really appreciate them.

  • Jessica says:

    Thinking of the Family and Friends of Justin! Feels like yesterday that we graduated together! Lots of love sent to you all!

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Jessica. We really appreciate them !

  • Lois Anderson says:

    our deepest condolence Lorne, Lorraine and families. Lois and Jack Anderson

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family, thank you very much for your kind words Jack and Lois . We really appreciate them !

  • Judy & Murray INVERARITY says:

    Thinking of all of Justin’s family at this time. We are supposed to out-live our children, not watch our children die. We know how he struggled and we know you did all you could to save him. Our hearts go out to you.

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family, thank you very much for your kind words Murray and Judy . We really appreciate them !

  • Ron & Diane Hanson says:

    Our Sympathy to all Justin’s Family & Friends .

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Ron and Dianne . We really appreciate them !

  • Bill and Darlene Sheppard says:

    Thinking so much of all of you. Our thoughts , prayers and hugs go out to you. Take special care💕

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Bill and Darlene . We really appreciate it!

  • Kim Baxter says:

    My condolences to all, Lorraine, Lorne, Travis and family. If I had known about the service in King George I would have been there. Remember all the good memories and know that he is at peace. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Sincerely, Kim

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Kim. We really appreciate them !

  • Rebecca Fabian says:

    I want to send my deepest condolences to the family of my friend Justin, we went to treatment together and I am very sad that he is gone. He was such a great brother to me, we laughed and cried together. His smile was the best and his carvings were unbelievable. I have missed so, since we lost touch my friend, and even more now that you are gone. Continue playing your guitar and singing my friend where ever you go. Your family will be in my prayers.

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Rebecca . ❤️ We really appreciate them!

  • Linda Kerslake says:

    On behalf of the Kerslake family, please accept our sincere condolences to all. Although we did not know Justin, we are deeply saddened by such a tragic loss. We will be thinking of you, Lorne, and also your family. Linda Kerslake

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Linda and families . We really appreciate them !

  • Jill McCullum says:

    My heartfelt sympathy for the tragic loss of your beautiful son. I too am a grieving mother having lost my son Nick March 2017. Nick also fought for his recovery and knowing what I know now… Justin deserves a medal. The work required is not a moral issue it is a daily minute by minute struggle and your loving son did the best he could. I am hoping he is being embraced by my boy and together they are sharing stories about the Okanagan about their dogs and about the family and friends that love them to eternity. If you should need a shoulder an open heart or comfort as you grapple with the deepest of grief please never hesitate to reach out I would be honoured to share and listen. Love always Justin.

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Jill. We really appreciate them !

  • Nancy Goin says:

    Dear Lorne , Lorraine and Travis and all the extended family . I just heard this morning the sad news about Justin and reach out to you all with a big virtual hug ! Life is not easy at times and I know Justin fought long and hard to get well . You will be feeling pain and loss as you try to navigate thru this . My sincerest condolences to you all ♥️

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Nancy . ❤️We really appreciate them !

  • Brenda Marquis says:

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss.Our thoughts are with all of you.

    Alan and Brenda Marquis

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Alan and Brenda . We really appreciate them !

  • Steve & Brenda Joki & family says:

    Lorraine, Lorne, Travis & family, Our sincere sympathy to you at this most difficult time, so sorry for your loss.

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , thank you very much for your kind words Steve and Brenda . We really appreciate them !

  • Jeremy Simonson says:

    I echo Jessica’s thoughts, seems like just a short time ago when we all left on our own paths from Lucky Lake. Thinking of you all!

    • Lorne Inverarity says:

      On behalf of all Justin’s family , I would like to thank you for your kind words Jeremy. We really appreciate them .

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