It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear “Little” sister on May 5th, 2011. She went peacefully surrounded by loving family.

Julie fought her leukemia, courageously and with dignity, to the end, without complaint.

She was predeceased by our loving Mother on January 8th, 2011. Julie will be loved and remembered by her siblings, Tosh (Marilyn), Ak (Mia), Taeko, Sachie (Harold), Yosh (Sharon), Ken and Len, as well as her niece, nephews and numerous cousins.

Our Julie was very “Special”, kind, caring, unselfish, and always thinking of others before herself. She touched the hearts of everyone who knew her, and left her “Foot Print” with them all.

We will cherish the wonderful and happy memories of our time spent with Julie.

In lieu of flowers or “koden”, donations can be made in the Memory of Julie Sakakibara, to the Leukemia/BMT Unit at VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation, 855 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9. A “Celebration of Life” for Julie and her mother, Tsutako, will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 2:00 P.M. in the Prestige Inn in Vernon.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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