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Yokoyama Susumu


With profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Susumu Yokoyama of Kelowna, BC. Sus is survived by his wife Gloria Jean; his sons Brad and Jody; his daughters Janinne and Carmen and grandchildren Brenden, Liam, Evan, Saige, Cassidy, Kristina and Lyric. He is also survived by his brothers Roy (Joyce), Ken (Jean) and his sisters Miyo, Terri (Dave), Jean (Bill) and many nieces and nephews.


Sus and Gloria Jean resided in Kelowna since 1986, following his retirement from his managerial role in the logging industry. He was born in Coghlan, BC on February 3, 1934 and during the outbreak of World War II, he and his family were interned in Sandon, BC. From there they moved to Rosebery, BC where Sus looked after his family and met his future wife Gloria Jean.


Sus was a true ‘Jack of all Trades’ who could fix anything and was exceptional at woodworking. He was a heavy duty mechanic who never encountered a problem he couldn’t solve. Sus was the kind of person who was there for anyone in need, be they close family or a stranger he encountered. Though he had faced many hardships in his life, Sus was a man who never complained and was always grateful to be surrounded by his family.


A celebration of Sus’s life will take place in Summer 2017, with dates and details to follow. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Service: A celebration of Sus’s life will take place in Summer 2017, with dates and details to follow.

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The service for YOKOYAMA, Susumu is scheduled for A celebration of Sus’s life will take place in Summer 2017, with dates and details to follow.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Though I only met you briefly when you came into Janinnes’ shop to pick up Gloria, your quite, gentlemen, sweetness made the whole place stop to breath a beautiful sigh. As if if you just brought in a brand new fresh air. Janinne french talked to sweetly of you, with such love, and admiration. I can only imagine the feeling of loss in your family. My deepest condolences Gloria, and to all your family. May you find comfort in sharing your emotions, and stories of your special memories with him. Many heartfelt blessings & Hugs. Roni

    Condolence sent by: Roni Sherlow on February 1, 2017 at 1:14 pm

  • My deepest sympathy on your loss of Sus, he was a great man that I truly enjoyed meeting during his lifetime.

    Condolence sent by: Linda Price on February 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Sus was an amazing husband, father and friend. He always brought a smile to my face. He will be dearly missed. Sending love to you all

    Condolence sent by: Dennis and Kory Lowen on February 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

  • Marty and Georgette want to pass on our deepest sympathies to you, Gloria Jean, and Janinne, and your family. Losing Sus must just tear your hearts open in sadness. Janinne I know how fond you were of him, you just adored him. Please know that we love you and are here for you.

    Condolence sent by: Georgette Johnson on February 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Sus was a gentle, kind, loving man who touched the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him!

    Condolence sent by: Peter & Janis Warner on February 1, 2017 at 9:14 pm

  • I read this today and cried, remembering all the fun we had with 10 pin bowling. I will truly miss you Sus, may you rest in peace. Much love and warm thoughts at this time to the family, he will be greatly missed

    Condolence sent by: Renée Howarth (Satchell) on February 2, 2017 at 8:51 pm

  • My heart felt condolences to you and your family, Jeanie, on the loss of this wonderful man who was so loved by so many, and loved you all so much. I am holding you all close to my heart.

    Condolence sent by: Brenda Zorn on February 6, 2017 at 9:10 am

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