KITAGAWA, John (Hisaharu)

John passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Royal Columbian Hospital, on December 12, 2013.

He was predeceased by his parents, Hisasuke and Koume Kitagawa (BC); his brother, George and sister-in-law Nancy. John is survived by his daughter, Donna; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Branka; and two very loved and adored grandchildren, Nikita and Keaton. He is also survived by his niece and nephews, Geary (Sharon), Brian (Candace), Gail (Wesley), Rick (Leona), and their children.

The family wishes to sincerely thank their father’s doctors, Dr. Van Rensburg and Dr. Piemontesi, and the staff at Nikkei Home for their outstanding care and consideration.

John will be remembered as a gentle person who always had a smile. He got to enjoy a long life spending time doing pottery, golfing, and gardening with his faithful companions by his side. After 14 months apart, John is back with Jean, his best friend and soul mate of over 70 years.

In lieu of flowers or Koden, please make donations to Nikkei Home. Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial, 1720 Bowen Road, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

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