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OISHI, Kenji

June 7, 1929 — February 20, 2020

It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Kenji Oishi on February 20, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 7, 1929 in Kelowna, B.C and predeceased by his wife Mieko on August 8, 2018, and also by his granddaughter Teegan, brothers Eiji, Toshi, and Jisa.  It is of such great comfort to know that he has joined his great love, Mieko who he has so deeply missed. He is lovingly remembered by his sons Robert (Elayne), Doug (Marge), and Larry (Lori). He will be forever missed by his grandchildren Colin (Jen), Melissa (Claus), Troy, Rylee, and Kobe. Also missed by his great grandchildren Evelyn, Nolan, and Liam. He is survived by his brother Aki (Irene) and sister in-law Akemi. Ken was born and raised in a farming community, Ken and Mieko worked side by side on their own farm on K.L.O Rd. They raised their boys to have the same work ethic and integrity as they had. Ken took such pride in their own farm and quality was so important to him as he grew his own seedlings with such care to create produce that was known throughout Kelowna.

Ken was always willing to help anyone with anything that was needed, whether it was removing snow at the church parking lot with his John Deer tractor, or the neighbors’ driveways. He had many talents with woodworking, such as building greenhouses, signs, planting tables, and apple boxes. Again, his work ethic, attention to detail, and his inventiveness created the most beautiful wood working treasures. He was especially proud of his infamous “Shut The Box” game. Not only this, but Ken was so supportive with his grandkid’s sports. Whether it be fastball, hockey, track, or volleyball, Ken was always willing to drive the kids to their games and watch every game religiously.

The family would like to thank the 6th floor staff at KGH for their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the KGH Foundation.

A service to celebrate Kenji’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

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THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED/BROADCAST ON Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for OISHI, Kenji is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2020 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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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd Kelowna, BC


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  • Barry, Deb,Marlo, Derek Magee says:

    Dearest Oishi family, we will be grateful for all the fun times we have spent over the many years and for sharing the love and kindness of Doug and Marge and Ken and Meiko. Hugs to all❤️

  • Holly Russell Richardson says:

    Elayne and Rob,
    I worked with you Elayne at Dions so many years ago. I just read this and wanted to send condolences to you and Rob and your family on the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you.

  • Ethel and Faith says:

    Dear Oishi family, we are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Ken and Meiko were long time family friends.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. With our deepest sympathies, The Kinoshita family

  • Jo-Ann Mason says:

    Dear Marge and Doug, We are so sorry to hear of your dear father’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Jo-Ann Mason and Greg Beck.

  • Bruce Roper says:

    Our deepest condolences to each member of the Oishi Family on their recent loss. I knew Kenji (& Meiko) through my brother in law Rob, who is married to my Eldest Sister Elayne. Kenji was such a very nice man. He was highly devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and other relations. As a young man, I remember visiting the family farm on K.L.O. Road. Hands down, the produce the Oishi’s grew were the very best tasting of all the family farms I have ever purchased produce at. I will fondly remember both Ken and Meiko for their honesty, grace and personal spirit and love for life. Prayers and Blessings to the Oishi Family at this sad and difficult time. May Gods peace be with you all as you gather to remember Ken.

  • Todd Oishi says:

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Ken, and wish to pass along our deepest condolences to his family and friends. I will forever remember Uncle Ken as being a gentle and kind soul, and his impressive farming abilities that inspired me to become a better farmer as well. I was sad to not be able to attend, due to the road conditions, but was glad to be able to watch the live streamed broadcast of the services. Even though you are gone, you will never be forgotten…
    Love, Todd, Robyn, and family

  • George Roper & Melody Roper says:

    Rob, Doug, Larry
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your families on the passing of your father Kenji. He is a great loss to everyone who knew him. He will surely be missed.

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