On the morning of March 7th, 2021 Gordon Masao Miyahara started his peaceful journey of which we will follow one day. Like the proud husband, father, and grandfather that he was he will always lead us to a better life.
Gord was born on October 23rd 1935 in Cumberland BC. He was the middle of 3 boys born to Toshihiko and Hatsumi Miyahara. In 1941 Gord and his family were interned during WWII to a livestock building in Hastings Park and then in 1942 the family relocated to Tashme BC. In 1946 Gord found much joy in moving to New Denver BC where he enjoyed a higher standard of living and playing sports including his passion, baseball. It was in New Denver where he lost his mom to TB in 1949. Toshihiko and the boys moved to Kamloops in 1950 where Gord attended Kamloops High School. He excelled in music (clarinet) as well as his baseball. In 1954 Gord’s high school band travelled overseas and toured England, Holland, Scotland, Germany, and France where they stayed in Air Forces bases earning Gold medals along the way.
Gord met Edna in 1956 where she asked him to her graduation. They married in 1959 and 3 years later they welcomed daughter Tracey. In 1966, Trevor was born and the family of four was complete. Gord’s career was with Canada Post as a Clerk Supervisor and Station Manager for 35 years retiring in 1991. In his spare time Gord played ball for the Hall Of Fame bound Kamloops Mohawks and enjoyed Slo Pitch, bowling, curling. He especially enjoyed golfing with his travelling friends all over BC, Arizona and Palm Springs. Gord’s true passion however was his family.
Gord is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Edna, his daughter Tracey (Nigel), son Trevor (Allison), grandchildren Madison (Carissa), Brandon, Jaryn, and Justin, brothers Frank and Larry (Laura), and sister Marie (Grant) as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gord is predeceased by his dad (Toshihiko), mother (Hatsumi), stepmother (Sadako) and younger brother Tom (Mary). Also predeceased by his special aunt and uncle (Kikuye and Guntaro Kato).
The family would like to thank Dr’s Wiltshire, Just, Dong, Proctor, Jonat, and Esterhuizen along with nurses Brandy, Jacky and all the rest of the nurses on 5 south who provided Gord with excellent care through his time at RIH. We are grateful.
To family and friends our sincere thank-you for all of your support at this difficult time.
Koden and Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Gordie can be made to Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops Japanese Cultural Center, or a charity of your choice.
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