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SHIGEHARU OKUMURA (published on January 05, 2010)

SHIGEHARU OKUMURA On December 30, Shigeharu Okumura passed away peacefully at the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 90. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Fumi, sons Ron (Mary) and Neil (Irene) and grandchildren Chad and Ciara. Shigeharu was born in Vancouver, BC. April 15, 1919. He had two brothers, Art and Dick and two sisters, Maude and Faye. Dad and Mom met in New Denver, BC. in an internment camp during the Second World War. They were married in the summer of 1945. After the war they moved to Manitoba and worked on the farm in McCreary and later at the local hospital in Neepawa. After a couple of years, they moved to Winnipeg, where he attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. Shigeharu worked at Perth's and Quinton's for many years and finished his career at the Health Sciences Centre. Dad and Mom really enjoyed travelling. It became an annual event to head south during the winter. Their favourite location was Hawaii, but Mexico was a close second. Shigeharu's true passion was sports. He enjoyed watching all sports and participated in baseball, tennis, bowling, golf and curling. He curled at the Civic Caledonian Curling Club and was a member of the Charleswood Golf Club for many years. Dad really enjoyed being with his two grandchildren, Chad and Ciara, and like most grandparents spoiled them completely. He enjoyed hearing about all of their activities and would often be there cheering them on until he became ill. Shigeharu was a longtime member of Harrow United Church, 55 Mulvey Avenue at Harrow Street. All family and friends are invited to attend the memorial service to be held there on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Riverview Health Centre or CancerCare Manitoba. The family would like to thank the staff of Riverview Health Centre for all of their support and caring during Dad's stay there. 843 Sherbrook Street, 774-7474 Condolences: www.bardal.ca


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