Myshell NUKINA

Myshell Nukina

Myshell Nukina (nee Klassen) passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on August 6, 2017 after a long dance with cancer. Her final days were spent reflecting and visiting with family and friends. Born In Abbotsford, BC and raised in nearby Hatzic, Myshell enjoyed riding her bike and playing with neighbourhood friends in the vast undeveloped green space behind her back yard with her dog, Pepper. Childhood summers were filled with camping, fishing and riding motorcycles in the BC interior. She moved to Kamloops in 1992 where she developed new friendships and community and met her husband, Dennis. An outspoken social activist; she started the Amnesty International Youth Group in Kamloops and helped implement it in local high schools. She participated in many events such as the Peace March and supported various causes like the Kamloops Food Bank as well as co-creating Shiny Girls to help foster healthy nurturing friendships between women. Myshell loved music and sound. She trained in sound healing and acutonics and would use the crystal bowls she received as a wedding gift from her in-laws to perform massage, sound baths and healing circles. Drawn by the cross-cultural tribal nature of electronic music she helped create All Ages Dance events in Kamloops. She composed many songs and would loved collaborating with local musicians. Her DJ career was highlighted by a tour of India in 2008. Myshell enjoyed her yard in Kamloops for gardening, growing sunflowers and caring for fruit trees. She loved to hike with friends and her dogs throughout the years (Sailor Moon, Foxy, Kami, Patch, Kimo, Bella, Frank and Karma). Some of her best times were relaxing at the beach…Wreck, Missions Flats, Overlander, Pavillion Lake and Third Beach in Stanley Park. Her last few years were shared between Kamloops and Vancouver where she worked on developing a multi-genre music event for all ages which culminated into the Electric Love Music Festival. She is survived by her husband, Dennis, and children, Sky and Summer, and her mother, Celeste Klassen, as well as here brothers, Kelley Klassen and Doug Mclean, and father, Ed Klassen. Thanks to all her family, friends and co-workers for the care and support over the last few years. We would also like to thank the Vancouver Cancer Clinic (Dr. Tinker and Dr. Chung) and the Doctors and Nurses in Palliative Care at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for their help and service. We will her miss her uncanny listening skills and ability to touch people by remembering small details from past conversations. We will forever cherish the memory of her generous heart and kind soul. She can now eternally ‘dance and be free’. A Celebration of Myshell’s life and memorial service will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Grandview Acres near Kamloops, BC.


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