Robin, Hannah and Chloe Storoschuk and the Kaufman family are devastated to announce the sudden passing of wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, cherished friend and teacher, Laura Megan Kaufman Storoschuk, on Feb. 14, 2016. Laura suffered fatal injuries while engaged in one of the many outdoor activities she loved. She passed peacefully in the arms of her husband, surrounded by good friends.
Born March 3, 1969, Laura was the sixth child of Elwood and Margie Kaufman of Soda Creek. She attended Wildwood School and Anne Stevenson Junior High School and graduated from Columneetza Senior High School in 1987. She attended Texas Christian University on a golf scholarship and completed her Education degree at Simon Fraser University in 1991.
She married Robin Storoschuk in 1993 and they have two beautiful daughters, Hannah Katherine and Chloe Louise.
Laura loved life entirely and was an vibrant, charismatic, positive person who was the foundation of her family. She had a zeal for life and enjoyed golfing, kayaking, skiing, snowmobiling, riding horseback, camping, fishing, skating, gardening (or the products of), playing basketball, dancing, reading and music. She adored animals, especially her horse Red, her dogs Lotte and Darla (aka Darla the Devil Digger or Zoom Zoom) and the family cats Margo, Bam-Bam and Pebbles.
Laura is pre-deceased by her much loved father-in-law Buck Storoschuk.
Left to mourn is her best friend and husband, Robin, daughters Hannah (Josh Rodden) and Chloe; mother-in-law Bev Storoschuk; brothers-in-law Rick (Leanne) Storoschuk, Tim Storoschuk; siblings Katherine Kaufman, Ron (Gloria) Kaufman, Janet (Eric) Kaufman, Bailey Stafford, David (Anne) Kaufman, Steven (Linda) Kaufman; nieces and nephews Erin (Keith) Kaufman Prest, Karen (Ted) Kaufman Hunter, Jennifer (Corby) Stafford Hansen, Bricin (Patricia) Storoschuk, Michael (Pam) Kaufman, Brandon (Jenny) Bailey, Ryan (Lauren) Stafford, Kevin (Sharon Prins) Kaufman, Greg (Yuki) Kaufman, Dennis Vysma, Megan (Dustin) Bailey Tabler, Niki Vysma, Jillian (Mark Taylor) Bailey, Stacey (Alex) Kaufman Jelenic, Bryton Kaufman, Lauren Storoschuk, Brody Storoschuk, Jade Storoschuk, Ellen Kaufman, Adam Stafford, Carmen Kaufman, Benjamin Stafford, James Kaufman, Alex Kaufman; great-nieces and great-nephews Cameron Prest, Nathan Hunter, Calla Bailey, Ethan Prest, Evelyn Hunter, Maia Prest, Brynn Hansen, Adria Hunter, Vivian Bailey, Billie Rose Lyons, Cassius Lucky Lyons, Preston Bailey, Wade Hansen, Fraser Stafford, Calean Prest, Callum Hunter, Dexter Vysma, Bricin’s baby Storoschuk, Peyton Tabler, Lachlan Stafford and hundreds of friends and students throughout the world.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to a memorial scholarship fund has been set up in her memory. Donations can be made to a GoFundMe account under Laura Kaufman Storoschuk or at the Williams Lake Branch of CIBC.
A Memorial Service will be held at Lake City Secondary, 640 Carson Drive on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 am.