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Oshiro, George Hideshi

June 29, 1923 - January 3, 2017


“Those we love don't go away…They walk beside us every day.”

George passed peacefully into the light on Jan. 3, 2017 to join his wife Marion, parents, brother Roy and many friends. George was born in Raymond, Alberta, the second of three sons born to Kamisuke and Masako Oshiro. The family moved to Vancouver when the boys were young. Life in the city was exciting for young George and the beauty of the surrounding ocean and mountains created a life-long love of nature and coastal B.C. in George. A sports enthusiast, George enjoyed playing sports on the school teams, especially baseball and football. In later life, George took up golf and jogging. George had a natural ability in the academic field and was an honour roll student. Later in life a friend suggested that George make use of his gift in mathematics and go into engineering. George did and became an engineering technologist. George's work led him to many different places and it was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan that he met and fell in love with Marion Shedden. George was quiet, steady and solid. He gave everyone a fair shake. If he gave you his word, he didn't waver. Marion was feisty, friendly and family oriented. Their marriage was a testament to true love, as an interracial marriage in those days was not easily accepted. George and Marion forged ahead and had four daughters, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary before Marion passed a year ago. George spent the last year of his life surrounded by the love of his family, two little dogs, the wonderful warm staff at Carrington and Deroche floor at Trim. George enjoyed watching countless episodes of Mash, especially in the company of his grandson, Craig. George also loved listening to Frank Sinatra and the music of his era right up until the end. George is survived by his best friend and brother, Aki. He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Ramona, Kim, Paula (Doug), Pam (Rob), grandchildren, Kara (Alex), Nick, Craig, Emily (Phil), Chloe (Kevin), Shayleen, Janna, Matthew and his great grandchildren, Rayfe, Kaiya and Boaz, as well as his loving nieces and nephews. In them George will live on. A private celebration of life will be held by family on Jan. 7, 2017.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Karen Davies (Shedden)
Relation: Neice

Daryl and I send Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
I will always cherish the beautiful memories of Uncle George. A very kind, loving, quiet, yet strong man with a very warm smile.
I have such wonderful memories of the time I got to spend with my Oshiro cousins in Saskatoon and then a trip out West where Uncle George and Auntie Marion made sure I had a great time.
Uncle George’s beautiful smile will continue to radiate down to all of us, especially his girls and grandchildren.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Romona, Kim, Paula,Pam and your families
Karen and Daryl

From: June Saito
Relation: niece

“Hey George, come here,” or “Get that, George!” My last few visits to my dad at his nursing home, when he was in his own little world in growing-up days, where he often muttered sentences including that name, told me how much they did together. He went Home 8 months earlier than Uncle George. Perhaps it will be a comfort to those of us remaining here on earth to realize those brothers are rushing into each others’ arms now on sturdy legs, and will be smiling together forever. We’ll miss Uncle George so much–but we’ll just have to know the joy as we know those two would have wanted us to know.
Much Love, Prayer, Heartfelt Hugs,

From: John Edward Oneill
Relation: Friend

I was very fortunate to have known George and I will remember all the great times we shared together laughing playing golf or just listening to Louis Armstrong and the rest of his big band music. George was a true mans man and a wonderful friend I hope one day we will see each other again

From: Pat
Relation: Former neighbour

Sympathy to George and Marion’s family – I was so sorry to see your dad’s obituary in yesterday’s newspaper and what a nice write up. I agree, when he used to get his exercise walking the halls of our building when it was too inclement to be outdoors he’d always have a smile and friendly greeting to any of us he met. He always remembered my “big grandsons”. RIP George

From: Lorraine Olsen

Our deepest sympathy to the Oshiro family. It was a pleasure to meet George at Carrington House and experience the love, warmth, and support of his family. May wonderful memories, his smile and gentle spirit sustain you through this difficult time.

L Olsen and family

From: Joyce Oshiro
Relation: niece

I’m so glad I was able to visit in 2012, the last time I was in Canada. We’ll miss both Uncle George and Auntie Marion, and I know nothing can make this time easier for you, but I hope you can all comfort yourselves with memories of your times together.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years since my mom entered Heaven’s gates, and it’s a comfort to me to know my dad’s there with her now. May we continue to live in anticipation of the great reunion up there someday.
Much love from your cousin in Okinawa,
Philippians 4:7
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

From: Jean Dirksen
Relation: Neighbour in 201, 33090 George Ferguson Way

I loved both Marion and George as neighbours, and missed them when they moved. I remember Marion was feisty and funny, and George was quiet and bookish. He and I swapped books from time to time. Marion and I swapped laughs.

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