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May 16, 1917 — July 22, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce Sugio Hatanaka passed away, peacefully at home, on Friday, July 22, 2022, at the age of 105 years. Sugio is survived by her son Bob (Helene) Hatanaka; daughter Michi (Francis) Ono; daughter-in-law Margie Hatanaka; grandchildren: Randy (Leslie) Hatanaka, Sheri (Tom) Phu, Danny (Nanci Bellamy) Hatanaka, and Bryan, Clifford, & Keith Ono; great-grandchildren: Ryan and Eric Hatanaka; Tamara and Nathan Phu; and one brother in Japan. Sugio was predeceased by husband Minoru Hatanaka (d. June 1970), and son Jack Hatanaka (d. April 2020).

Sugio was born in Fukuoka, Japan with eight siblings. She came to Canada in August 1938 to join her husband Minoru in Glenmore. She worked in the orchard, packing house, and Henderson Cleaners. She later moved to a Rutland apartment (late 1980s), and then moved back to Glenmore with her daughter Michi’s family (December 2017).

She enjoyed Japanese dancing, jig-saw puzzles, knitting, mahjong, scratch tickets, cooking, and walking. She was a wonderful blessing to all that knew her. She was loved and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.  

In lieu of flowers or Koden, donations may be made, if desired, to Kelowna Buddhist Temple “Fujinkai”/ Women’s ministry, or a charity of your choice. 

A Memorial Service will be held on TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022, at 10:00 AM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022, at 10:00 AM


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In lieu of flowers or Koden, donations may be made, if desired, to Kelowna Buddhist Temple "Fujinkai"/ Women's ministry, or a charity of your choice. Link: kelownabuddhisttemple.org


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The service for HATANAKA, Sugio is scheduled for TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Pastor David and Carleen Kalamen says:

    We wanted to express our condolences on the loss of mom. We have watched your honouring daughter heart towards mom and are so proud of you. Bless you as you celebrate mom’s life.

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