We Remember

SAMESHIMA, Nobu (Daisy)

November 1, 1926 — August 15, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Daisy. She left us peacefully on Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at Central Okanagan Hospice House, Kelowna BC at the age of 90.  She was surrounded by family and friends.

Daisy is survived by her loving children Daniel Sameshima (Kodi, Suki), and Lorianne Sameshima (Regan Donahue), and her cherished grandchildren Sidney and Blake Donahue. All of Kelowna, BC.

She is also survived by her siblings Rose Kimura (Kikuo), Jim Sakamoto (Amy), Clara Kurio (Matt), Ken Sakamoto (Penny), Mary Dean (Bill), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Daisy is predeceased by her parents, Unokichi and Shizue Sakamoto, and loving husband Iwami (Sam) Sameshima, siblings –Keisaku, Kingo (Shig),  Nash, Hideko, Lily and John (Mary) Sakamoto and sister-in-law Sachiko Kishimoto (Eji, Tucker).

Born in Skeena River near Prince Rupert BC, Daisy enjoyed a long and fulfilling life.

She lived in the Internment camp in Greenwood BC, then moved briefly to Montreal to expand her horizons. She returned to Southern Alberta and was married in 1957.  One of Daisy’s favorite jobs was working at St Micheal’s Hospital in Lethbridge AB as she loved caring for others.  Her and Sam moved to Medicine Hat and started their family.  In 1965 they moved to Kelowna, where she devoted the next years to raising her family.  In the late 70’s she finished more education as she was passionate about learning.  She entered into a successful career with School District 23 until her retirement.  She was regarded as a kind, hardworking colleague and friend.

In her retirement Daisy travelled with family and continued to pursue her love of learning. She worked at the Kelowna Music School, completed numerous courses, was active on her strata, volunteered, and instructed at SLR.

In her later years, she continued to enjoy her hobbies, including gardening, reading, flower arranging, and knitting. Daisy surprised everyone with how skilled she was with current technology. Another highlight was spending quality time with her cherished grandchildren.

Daisy was known for her integrity and zest for life. She was focused, intelligent, and dedicated to anything she took on.  She had an open, generous heart and took interest in everyone in her life.  Daisy had an unwavering, loyal commitment to all of her family.   She found great joy in times spent with her immediate family, siblings and extended family.

Daisy leaves behind a legacy of strength, love, and generosity. She will be deeply missed.

We’d like to acknowledge the team at KGH, Dr. Wall, Dr. Saucic, and Dr. Griswold. A special thanks to the community Palliative Care team and the wonderful staff at Hospice House.  We are also forever grateful to the friends and family who have been there for us along the way.

A service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home on Monday August 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers or koden, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House www.hospicecoha.org/donate-coha .

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Service: Monday August 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for SAMESHIMA, Nobu (Daisy) is scheduled for Monday August 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Muriel and Joanne Carey says:

    Dear Lorianne and Daniel, and family,

    We were sorry to read of Daisy’s passing. We enjoyed being neighbours with her while your family lived on Sutherland. It always brightened the day when we shared chats or waves & smiles as she walked to and from the Community Music School, etc. Wishing you the comfort of many wonderful memories.

    Muriel and Joanne Carey

    • Lori Sameshima says:

      Thank you so much for reaching out. It is lovely to hear from you after all of these years. I have cherished memories from the time we were neighbors. Mom thought the world of you as well. Please get in touch if you would like to reconnect.

  • Elizabeth Wocks says:

    As a teacher at Kelowna Community Music School, I remember Daisy working in the office.
    She was always smiling and willing to help us figure our students and payments out.
    My condolences to the family.
    I’m sure she’ll be much missed.
    Elizabeth Wocks

    • Lori Sameshima says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth. Mom loved her time at the music school and often noted how she grew personally and professionally working with your fine group. Lori

  • Yvonne Kushnier says:

    I remember Daisy working at the Kelowna Community School where I was, and still am, a violin teacher.
    She was like a ray of sunshine in our office and wonderful at her job. Thanks for sharing the news of her passing. I know she will be missed, and not forgotten.

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