NISHIMURA Hikosaku (Harry)
Dad passed away peacefully at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Monday, November 7th, 2011 at the age of 91. To the staff at VJH he was known as the “Miracle Man”, having survived a ruptured aortic aneurysm at 88 with no surgery or medical intervention.
He was born in Vancouver on February 25, 1920 graduating from both English and Japanese schools. Evacuation brought his family to New Denver. There he met Mom, got married, and then settled in Nakusp for over 40 years. Most of his working career was spent as a sawyer for the Dumont family logging company. Retirement brought Mom and Dad to Vernon in 1993.
Dad was predeceased by his son, David, in 1973 and his wife, Fumi, in 2007. He is survived by his children: Agnes Sakakibara of Vernon; Bonnie (Roger) Ames of Honolulu; Elaine (Ed) Starchuk of Courtenay; and Michael (Bev) Nishimura of Richmond; his 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He also enjoyed the company of a large extended family.
Our Dad was a man of wide talents and interests: woodworking, hunting, fishing, and cross country skiing. But life really began for Dad after retirement as he added karaoke, curling, golfing, and swimming to his repertoire. Even the aortic aneurysm didn’t keep him down – he walked everyday at the Wesbild parking lot till the day before his passing.
Forever loved and remembered, we miss you Dad.
The Memorial Service was held Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to:
PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 (250) 542-4333
Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com