Alice Noriyo Naka (nee Nishi)

Alice Noriyo Naka (nee Nishi)


July 16, 1939 – May 2, 2013

Alice went to be with her Lord

and Savior at the age of 73.

She passed away peacefully at

the Kelowna Hospice House

after living with Alzheimer’s

for many years and a brief

battle with cancer. Alice was

born in Ocean Falls in 1939.

She moved with her parents

and brother to Kelowna in 1941.

Alice attended school in Rutland and graduated from Rutland Senior Secondary. She then went on to work for 15 years at McLean and Fitzpatrick Ltd which was a fruit and vegetable packinghouse in Kelowna. Alice married Susumu Naka in 1970 and had a son Richard in 1973. The family ran a successful vegetable market

garden from 1970 to recent years and she enjoyed serving and socializing with the customers she met over this time period. Alice loved her family and friends. She was quick

to make light of situations and laugh with them. Alice’s kind and generous spirit will be remembered fondly by all whose lives she touched. She was predeceased by her brother Jack Nishi. Alice is survived by her husband Susumu Naka, son Richard Naka and grandson Colten Naka. She also

has many in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Her family would like to thank her extended family and friends for all the visits and support. She cherished these moments and she was thankful for each opportunity to spend time with

her loved ones. Thank you to the staff at Central Okanagan Hospice House for the excellent care, kindness and

attention she received.

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Naka. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Central Okanagan Hospice, 104-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2E6 . A celebration of Alice’s life will be held

at a later date and an announcement will be made.

Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, 250-762-2299

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