It is with profound sadness the family of Kenji Tsubouchi announces his sudden passing on October 9, 2017 at the age of 84.
Ken was born on May 27, 1933 to Hyakuzo and Ume Tsubouchi in Duncan, BC. In 1957, Ken married the love of his life Kay Mitsunaga in Fort William (Thunder Bay, ON), recently celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Together they raised two sons, Terry and Kelly, instilling a strong work ethic in both of their children.
Ken worked for Cancar for 25 years and then he and Kay relocated to Kelowna, BC in January of 1987 as he took a position with Western Star, retiring in 1997.
Throughout his life, Ken enjoyed sports, particularly golfing at Sunset Ranch from its opening day.
Ken was predeceased by his parents Hyakuzo and Umenyiora Tsubouchi, in laws Hediki and Mitsuye Mitsunaga, siblings Kiyoshi Thomas and Eiji Tsubouchi.
Left to mourn his loss are his wife Kay, his children Terry (Ivana) and Kelly (Cathy), grandchildren Amanda and Collin, siblings Pat Ioi, Nobu Smart, Sets Oda and sister-in-law Dorothy Tsubouchi. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Chuck and Kathy Eggli, retired nurse Julie Daniels, Kelowna EMS, Donna Shaw and Tami Quan for their support in Mom’s time of need.
A Celebration of Life will be held on October 16, 2017 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna BC. In lieu of flowers, Ken had requested donation be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca.
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Service: October 16, 2017 at 10:00 am
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
The service for TSUBOUCHI, Kenji is scheduled for October 16, 2017 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.