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Born In: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Born: June 14th, 1927

Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: December 11th, 2013

After a lengthy illness, Sho (Arnie) Kuroyama, 86, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2013 with his family by his side.

Arnie was born June 14, 1927 in Port Alberni, British Columbia. In 1943 Arnie and his family were sent to Hastings Park and then on to Bridge River where they were interned during WWII. He came to Kamloops in 1946 where he met and married Mitsuko, his wife of 63 years. He worked as an auto mechanic at North Kamloops Motors until his retirement in 1982.

Arnie was an avid sportsman and in his early years enjoyed bowling, golfing, curling and fishing. For many years he could be seen on the lakes in the area, with his little dog Ebony by his side, as he quietly fly-fished with an expertise that was the envy of many fishing enthusiasts.

Arnie is survived by his wife Mitsuko; daughter Gail Jefferies (Ken) and son, Robert Kuroyama (Kathy); grandchildren Terry Murray (Nicole), Rebecca Stewart (Jamie), Matthew Kuroyama (Jenna), Courtney Johansson (Peter); and great grandchildren Kaitlyn (Kurtis) Natsuko, Jacob, Riley and Canon; his brother Saishi (Shank); as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Tokumatsu; his mother Chieno, his brother Frank and his three sisters Fumiko, Jean, and May.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.

We would like to thank Dr. R. McLaren and the staff on 6 North at Royal Inland Hospital. A very special thank-you to the wonderful angels at the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice, there are not enough words to express our thanks and gratitude for the care, love and compassion you have shown to Dad and our family during his stay at the hospice.

In lieu of flowers or koden, the family requests a donation may be given to the Kamloops Hospice Association.

Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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