August 1st, 1931 – August 25th, 2011
Paul Koyama entered into God’s eternal rest on August 25th, 2011 at Hospice House in Vernon, B.C., three weeks after celebrating his 80th birthday.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tarokichi; mother, Fusa; elder brother, Koichi (Ken); and sister, Teruyo (Terry). Left to celebrate Paul’s life are: his wife, Sayuri, of Vernon, B.C., to whom he was married for 38 years; sister, Yoshi of Toronto, Ontario; niece, Cathy and her family of Toronto, Ontario; and extended family members.
Paul was born in Winfield, B.C., attended school there and high school in Rutland. For many years of his life, he was employed in the forest products industry; in 100 Mile House, Monte Lake and Armstrong, where he was a trusted and valued employee and co-worker. His life was centered around his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and he will always be remembered for his ready and infectious smile, endearing many. Paul was a friend to many, living a life of humility, assured of God’s faithfulness.
A Celebration Of Paul’s Life will be held at the Vernon Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Avenue, on Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Jake Klassen officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Immediately following the Graveside Service the family invites friends to join them for refreshments in the Vernon Alliance Church Fellowship Hall. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Paul to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4; the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1; or to the Vernon Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 3L1.
The Koyama family would like to extend their gratitude to Vernon Hospice House and to the many friends and family who assisted them through their journey.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5