We Remember

SHYPIT, Aaron Michael

April 1958 – March 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Aaron on March 8, 2021, in Armstrong BC, at the age of 62.

After leaving his career in Edmonton, AB with CP Rail, he moved to Kelowna, BC. He worked for Molson as a sales representative and from there he decided to take a turf management course while working at Gallagher’s Canyon golf course. When he left Gallagher’s he obtained a position at Riverside Plywood plant, when the plant shut down he worked for Growers supply, Corix, Wosley, and his most current position was with Dale Collins trucking.

Aaron was an avid sports player, as he spent many years playing baseball and on occasion football. In his younger years he played hockey and lacrosse, but he could play any sport. Aaron was an extremely hard worker and was well respected and liked by all who met him.

He was a very doting and loving uncle to his nieces Heather and Jennifer, taking them shopping and out for lunch almost every weekend. They were definitely spoiled by “Unk”.

In 2003, he met the love of his life Jo-Ann Bartz, and in 2007 they were married. He enjoyed taking pride in his home and yard and spent many leisurely times with Jo-Ann and their fur baby Squirt. If you ever stopped by you were always welcome to have a beer and listen to the music playing while sitting in their beautifully manicured yard, something he loved to do.

Aaron was a caring, kind and much loved husband, son, brother and uncle. He is survived by his loving wife Jo-Ann; father Mike; sister Pam (Gary); niece’s Heather (Kade), Jennifer, and great-niece Stella; along with a large extended family. He was predeceased by his mother Audrey.

Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers.

Memorial donations can be made to Heart and Stroke foundation in lieu of flowers.

A Livestream of Aaron’s Celebration of Life can be viewed on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm. A recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.


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Heart and Stroke Foundation Link: www.heartandstroke.ca




  • Russ & Judy Lennstrom says:

    Dear Jo-Ann: Russ & I are so sorry for your loss. Please extend our Sympathies to your family. Our prayers & thoughts are with you.

  • Cousin Krista MacLean Kennedy says:

    Joann, Mike and Pam,
    Very shocked and so sorry for your loss of a husband, son, brother, best friend and uncle. There’s no words to help ease the pain felt by lossing someone so precious. to us. Please know that all your family in Cape Breton have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Mike- daddy (Johnny) always talked so highly of you Mike and had much respect for you.. We are with you all in spirit- sending many hugs to each of you. Xoxo
    Love Cousin KristaMacLean Kennedy, husband Derek, second cousins- Liam, Cein and Ewan Kennedy Sugar Camp Nova Scotia

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Christine Matsuda says:

    We are so very sad to hear of Aaron’s passing. He is gone far too soon but we hope you find comfort in the countless memories of him that were filled with joy & laughter. Our sincere condolences, Stan & Chris Matsuda

  • Shannon says:

    So sorry for your loss Jo-Ann. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🥰

  • Jim and Lillian Popoff says:

    Our sincere and deepest condolences go out to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may God give you strength.to deal with your loss.

  • Rhonda and Gonzalo Proano says:

    Dear Joanne,
    We’re so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express our sympathy. Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  • Joan Cooper says:

    Joanne I am so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and you family.
    May the Lord help you while you grieve through this difficult time.
    Love and hugs
    Joan C

  • Sherry Brooklyn says:

    Jo-Ann although I did not know Aaron very well, I have walked the journey you are just beginning, My thoughts and prayers go out to you daily. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. Sherry

  • Barry Dobbyn says:

    I’m so saddened and sorry to hear this Jo-Ann, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do. RIP Aaron

  • Gaylene says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you today and in the future.

  • Hailey Gainer says:

    My deepest condolences for your loss, I had the pleasure of working with Aaron for several month before my maternity leave and was very saddened by his sudden passing. Aaron had a beautiful smile and attitude towards life and his energy carried into the room whenever he stepped into my office. He will be greatly missed by myself and everyone single person he worked with.
    I had the pleasure of working with Aaron, he always came into my office with a big smile on his face and a positive attitude.

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