Mrs. Hisako “Marie” Burich (nee Shibata) died peacefully in the North Okanagan Hospice House on September 1, 2015 at the age of 77.

Hisako was born on August 15, 1938 in Vancouver, BC. After the family’s internment during WWII, the Shibata’s relocated to Vernon, where Hisako attended Seaton Secondary School. She met Silvano in an apple orchard and married him in 1962. They were happily married for 53 years. Hisako worked for OK/BC Tel for 26 years. 

Hisako was kind, playful, loving and generous. She loved gardening, kids and animals. Her delightful sense of humour and faith stayed with her right up until the end. 

Hisako is survived by husband, Silvano; children, Angela and Gino (Kathy); granddaughter, Chloe; brother Kenji (Tsuru); nieces, Denise, Kathy and Linda; and nephews, Gary, Denis, Mark, Tommy and Andy.

Hisako was predeceased by her parents, Tamehichi and Maki Shibata; her sisters Hideko and Fumiko.

In lieu of Flowers, the family requests donations be made in honour of Hisako Burich to the North Okanagan Hospice Society or the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

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