Ken Sakamoto passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the age of 85 years. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Revelstoke on Thursday afternoon, September 11, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Dan Meakes officiating. Interment of Ken’s cremated remains will follow in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke.
Ken was born on March 9, 1929, in White Rock, B.C. He was interred in Sandon and Slocan during WW2 before coming to Revelstoke in 1946 with his parents and siblings. Ken gained employment with Burridges Plumbing, Heating & Electrical where he learned the trades. He later started his own Plumbing, Heating & Electrical business in Revelstoke. He retired in 1994. Ken enjoyed wood carving and wood turning. His favorite past-time was his garden. He also enjoyed jamming with friends after church and coffeeing with his friends on Tuesday at the A & W. Ken participated in sports as well, most especially skiing, curling and golfing. He was a long-time member of the Elks Lodge and received his 50 year pin this year.
Ken was predeceased by his first wife Takako in 1995, a brother Seigo in 1950 and two brothers-in-law: John Dubitz and Allan Hattori. He is survived by his second wife Miriam whom he was separated from and his son, Robert; sisters: Mary Obara of Kelowna, Naomi (Eugene) Ogino of Salmon Arm, Karol Dubitz of Surrey, Minnie Hattori of Surrey, Vivian (Ward) Giddens of Edmonton and brother Tom (Carol) Sakamoto of Revelstoke.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Ken’s family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.