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September 11, 1922 — August 5, 2015

Giro passed away peacefully on August 5th at the age of 92. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret (Kobayashi), many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his older brother Ichiro and younger brother Robert.

Giro was born on September 11, 1922 in East Kelowna, where his parents operated an orchard. Later, the family moved to Glenmore, where they owned and operated Yamamoto Orchards for many years.

Giro was involved in a variety of organizations over the years. Notably, he was a charter member of the Capri Rotary Club and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his contributions. He and Margaret spent many happy years at Sunrise Village and were involved in many events there.

His pastimes over the years included woodworking, photography, gardening, bonsai gardening, bread making and travelling. He was always tinkering, and his curiosity and keen intellect resulted in many practical “inventions” which could be seen throughout the home and yard.

Sincere thanks to Kelowna General Hospital, Cottonwoods Care Centre and Dr. David Whiting for their dedication and exceptional care.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:00 am, Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC. In lieu of Koden and flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. 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.”

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of Koden and flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.


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The service for YAMAMOTO, Giro is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2015 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 Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Sandy Zimmermann says:

    Dear Margaret. I am sorry to read of Giro’s passing. I always enjoyed the visits thru the years at Lakeside pharmacy 37 yrs to be exact. Thinking of you. God bless.

  • linda cichon says:

    My deepest condolence’s Mrs. Yamamoto. I had the pleasure of serving you and your husband at the bank. Mr. Yamamoto was such a very gracious man. He will be missed deeply. Linda Cichon

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