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Mavis Mae Zagar

Kamloops, British Columbia

June 29, 1947 - May 13, 2024

Mavis Mae Zagar Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mavis Mae Zagar, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Mavis passed away peacefully on May 13, 2024 at the age of 76 in Kamloops, BC. She was born on June 29, 1947 in Port Alberni, BC to Everett and Mavis Young.


Mavis is survived by her loving and devoted husband John; children Brandon Hoye (Nicole), Todd Hoye (Rafael), Susanna Zagar (Dino), Danielle Zagar (Dan); sisters Bonnie Thorpe (Doug), Charlene Kulla (Bruce); grandchildren Shaylen (Taylor), Matteo, Daniel, Jaxon and Peyton; great grandchildren Boone and Indy; nephews, nieces and many dear friends.


Mavis will be remembered for her fashionable style, quick wit and kind heart. She had a love for people, as demonstrated through her career in human resources with Weyerhaeuser. Her ability to listen, take action and do what was best for people touched the lives of countless individuals. Although calm and gentle, she was fierce and tenacious when it came to ensuring people were taken care of, especially her family.


Mavis and John loved to travel and spent numerous adventures around the globe with friends. They settled into retired life in Arizona each winter, golfing, entertaining guests and creating a community around them. Mavis’s trips with the “fab 6 girls” were always full of hilarious shenanigans and there were many stories only kept between them. Her enjoyment of bridge wasn’t due to the game, but rather the friendships and connections she made.


Mavis cherished her time spent with family and close friends above all else. She was a phenomenal cook and enjoyed hosting friends and family around the table to share stories, laughs and fine wine. Her zest for life and love of music often led to dancing in the kitchen to Mike and the Mechanics, Celine Dion and the Eagles. She was always ready to grill you with plenty of questions to ensure she was “in the know” but her reason for doing so was nothing but pure love. There was always fun, laughter and memorable moments in any space that Mavis occupied.


Mavis will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. Her curious and courageous spirit will continue to inspire us all to live a fully present life.


Per Mavis’ request, there will be a celebration of life held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, Mavis’ wish was for any donations to be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Many thanks to the staff at Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital for their care and compassion.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mavis Mae Zagar hosted by Drake Cremation & Funeral Services.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mavis Mae Zagar, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Mavis passed away peacefully on May 13, 2024 at the age of 76 in Kamloops, BC. She was born on June 29, 1947 in Port Alberni, BC to Everett and Mavis Young.


Mavis is survived by her loving and devoted husband John; children Brandon Hoye (Nicole), Todd Hoye (Rafael), Susanna Zagar (Dino), Danielle Zagar (Dan); sisters Bonnie Thorpe (Doug), Charlene Kulla (Bruce); grandchildren Shaylen (Taylor), Matteo, Daniel, Jaxon and Peyton; great grandchildren Boone and Indy; nephews, nieces and many dear friends.


Mavis will be remembered for her fashionable style, quick wit and kind heart. She had a love for people, as demonstrated through her career in human resources with Weyerhaeuser. Her ability to listen, take action and do what was best for people touched the lives of countless individuals. Although calm and gentle, she was fierce and tenacious when it came to ensuring people were taken care of, especially her family.


Mavis and John loved to travel and spent numerous adventures around the globe with friends. They settled into retired life in Arizona each winter, golfing, entertaining guests and creating a community around them. Mavis’s trips with the “fab 6 girls” were always full of hilarious shenanigans and there were many stories only kept between them. Her enjoyment of bridge wasn’t due to the game, but rather the friendships and connections she made.


Mavis cherished her time spent with family and close friends above all else. She was a phenomenal cook and enjoyed hosting friends and family around the table to share stories, laughs and fine wine. Her zest for life and love of music often led to dancing in the kitchen to Mike and the Mechanics, Celine Dion and the Eagles. She was always ready to grill you with plenty of questions to ensure she was “in the know” but her reason for doing so was nothing but pure love. There was always fun, laughter and memorable moments in any space that Mavis occupied.


Mavis will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. Her curious and courageous spirit will continue to inspire us all to live a fully present life.


Per Mavis’ request, there will be a celebration of life held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, Mavis’ wish was for any donations to be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Many thanks to the staff at Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital for their care and compassion.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mavis Mae Zagar hosted by Drake Cremation & Funeral Services.

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