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MAEHARA, Hiroshi

May 8, 1934 — August 5, 2022

Hiroshi Maehara was born May 8, 1934, where Bear Creek Provincial Park is now located. He passed peacefully on August 5, 2022, at Hospice House Kelowna.

Hiroshi spent his life as an orchardist in the Rutland area. A gentle and kindhearted person, Hiroshi lived and loved in a God honouring way.

He was predeceased by his parents Takuji and Ayame; and his siblings Kanae, Mitsuko, Takeshi and Stanley. He is survived by his sister Sumiko; devoted wife Adelaide; children Janine (Scott Bailey) and Cary (Tianna); and grandchildren Kaitlin, Benjamin and Samuel.

A Private Memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Of BC, alzheimer.ca/bc.

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  • SharonHope says:

    Our thoughts are with you and your family, Addie, as you journey through this difficult time. You will miss Hiroshi’s gentle, loving ways, but can take solace in the fact that he is at peace, and he has left you many special memories to help you along the way. Love Ted and Sharon Hope

  • Shannon Jorgenson says:

    Dear Addie and family, we are so sorry of your loss. Hiroshi was such a kind and caring man and he will be very missed. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Big hugs. Sincerely, Shannon & Stacy Jorgenson

  • Anne Sheppy says:

    Dear Addie, I am sorry that Hiroshi has left this world, but I know you are comforted that he is now in a far better place. He has been promoted to Glory. I have so many happy memories of visiting you. Hiroshi was a kind and caring man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love, Anne

  • Nadia & Hideo Tanaka says:

    Dear Addie + Family
    We are very sorry to hear of Hiroshi”s passing. With each new day may you find peace and comfort .
    Our deepest sympathy.
    Nadia & Hideo Tanaka

  • Dori Hoshizaki says:

    Dear Addie and Family – It is difficult when a loved one leaves us and our hearts are broken. The most wonderful consolation is that it’s only “for a while”. Much love – Dori Hoshizaki

  • Lorna Fothergill says:

    We’ll remember the Family reunion we had in June. It was good to be together. Our thoughts with you Addie, Janine, Cary and the whole family

  • Bob & Eleanor Keppy says:

    Dear Addie and family. Your Hiroshi was a very special person to all who knew him. We remember him as one of God’s quiet “gems”. With happy memories of times with both of you. “God is our refuge and strength…: Psalm 46:1

  • Jake and Joy Thiessen says:

    We remember your family’s friendship when we moved to Kelowna in the 70’s. Both of you were so kind and caring and we loved being part of your lives. We are so sorry for your loss as a family and pray for God to be your comfort and guide and hold you close during this time of grief and missing your love. Our prayers are for your family.

  • Maxine Baskill says:

    I enjoyed our many phone conversations during the pandemic. You were so cheerful, pleasant and were always doing well. At this time losing Hiroshe I extend my sympathy and love and pray our Heavenly Father surrounds you and your family with His presence and peace.

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