Passed away peacefully at his residence on April 29, 2003, at age 61 years. James Kanao Sugawara was born, raised and resided in Vernon all his life. James enjoyed sports and especially loved to golf. Survived by 2 loving sisters Chiyo Yamabe, Vernon, and Betty (Henry) Hasebe of Vancouver, nieces Sachi, Lisa, Elaine, nephew Owen, many cousins and extended family members. Celebration of Life service will be held in Trinity United Church, Saturday May 10, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bob Thompson officiating. Donations may be made to Baerg McMurtry Cancer Centre c/o Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2101 – 32 St., Vernon, B.C., V1T 5L2 in memory of James. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 542-0155.

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