Masao (Mas) Nishiyama Collection

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March 8, 1937 - December 6, 2015

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Mas with farm tractor
Mas in front of a farm tractor
Masao Nishiyama

NISHIYAMA, Masao (Mas) March 8, 1937 – December 6, 2015 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dad. After a long battle with Diabetes and years on Dialysis, dad peacefully slipped away on the night of December 6, 2015 at Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops. He was predeceased by his parents Hide and Eihachi Nishiyama and siblings, Bill, Emiko, Jim, and George. Dad was born and raised in Brocklehurst, Kamloops. He is survived by his children Teri (Hugh) Brayden and Devyn and his son Jim (Karen) Dylan and Brandon. As well as many nieces and nephews and cousins. Dad spent his entire life on the road driving for Trimac, Trimble, Van-Kam Freightways, Inland Tanker Service, JC Olsen Trucking and Benson Tank Lines putting on millions of miles on roads in BC and Alberta and making many driving friends along the way. He spent his off time taking us fishing, touring back logging roads, cheering us on at our sports events even driving his semi to watch Jim play lacrosse. Jim and I would like to thank Dr. Sigalet for his compassion and care that he showed dad throughout the years. All the staff and nurses in the Dialysis Centre at Royal Inland Hospital and especially the nurses at Ponderosa Lodge who made dad comfortable in his last days. A very special Thank You to Bill, for being dad's rock throughout this. There will be no service at this time; we will hold a Celebration of Life in Kamloops in the spring of 2016. In Lieu of flowers, we ask that you please make a donation in dad's name to the Canadian Diabetes Society Association. -

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 13, 2015

Mas taken at Hall's Truck Stop in 1961
while working for H.M. Trimble & Sons Ltd.

Mas working at 100 Mile House near Canim Lake around 1959 - 60


Mas at Vancouver-Kamloops Freight Lines
Doug Hunt Kamloops-Salmon Arm Transport
Doug Hunt (L) and ?? (R)
Taken on the Monte Creek Hill
Van-Kam layover in the Aspen Grove area

Rempel-Trail Transport
Mas with Rempel-Trail #13 Murray Walton with Rempel-Trail #44 Mas, ?? and ??
with Rempel-Trail #37
  Rempel-Trail Kenworth tankers taken in 1965
Rempel-Trail Kenworth tanker taken in 1965 Rempel-Trail #40 taken at Laird River Rempel-Trail #40 taken at Laird River
Rempel-Trail #18 with Don McMahon Rempel-Trail #18 with Mas Rempel-Trail #18 taken at Sunday Summit
Rempel-Trail #18 and #40 Oops!

Mas working for Grays Freightways. Picture was taken in Pine Pass
Accident at Las La Hache. The driver was Dick Etchell. Mas Nishiyama was in the sleeper.
Mas driving for Inland Taker Service.
Ted Hough was the owner.
Mas working for Olsen Bros. out of Midway, BC
Mas working at Benson Tank Lines
Midland Superior cab being lifted on to a Northern Industrial Carriers (NIC) flatbed after an accident taken near Kanaka Bar in the Fraser Canyon. Frank McCann and Shirley with Mas, in the wheel chair, taken at the final reunion at the Flood Cafe and Truck Stop on August 16, 2014 before it was torn down.

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