OBITUARY

Sumiko "Violet" Sakaki

9 August , 193327 May , 2018

SAKAKI, Sumiko Violet (nee Nishizaki) August 9, 1933 - May 27, 2018. It is with great sadness and loss that we announce the news of the passing of Vi Sakaki. Known best for her generosity, spirit and love of golf, Vi, a loving wife to Frank and mother to two children; Judy Ahola (Rob), and Glenn Sakaki (Bev) unexpectedly passed away at Peace Arch Hospital. She was also the grandmother to Stephanie and Rebecca. Predeceased by eldest brother, Roy, Vi leaves behind two younger brothers, Tom and Rick. Always ready to lend her support to the White Rock and South Surrey Newcomers Club, Vi was always a part of the festivities from organizing parties to being a part of the song and dance team. An avid baker, Vi always enjoyed sharing her goodies with her Euchre friends over a game of cards. A private family Celebration of Life will be held in her honour. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Evergreen Baptist Campus of Care 1550 Oxford Street, White Rock, British Columbia or http://evergreen-home.com/opportunities/donate.

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Sumiko "Violet" Sakaki

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Linda McElgunn

12 August 2018


Dear Frank Sakaki and Family
& Tom and Rick Nishizaki
We are so very sorry to hear of Vi's sudden passing.
She was such a charming lady and although it's been
some time since we saw her, she will always be
remembered as we last saw her. Our deepest condolences
to You and Families.
Mike and Linda (Yokome) McElgunn

Diane Wood

15 June 2018

Dear Frank and Family:
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Vi. I will always remember her as a kind, lovely Lady.
With sincere sympathy
Diane

DONNA AND LEN TRATCH

12 June 2018

WE WERE VERY SAD TO HEAR OF VI'S PASSING. MY CONNECTION WITH VI WAS THROUGH THE NEWCOMER'S CLUB. EVERY JUNE WE WOULD HAVE A FAREWELL DINNER AND WE WOULD PUT ON A SHOW-SONGS, CHOREOGRAPHED DANCE ROUTINES, SKITS ,LIP SYNC AND LOTS OF COMMEDY. VI WAS A STAR AND TOOK ON WHATEVER ROLE WE GAVE HER EG. THE QUACKING DUCK IN NANA MISCOURI'S 'COU COU RUK COU COU. SHE LOVED THE STAGE AND ALWAYS SAID TO ME '' I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM DOING THIS AT ME AGE!!" SHE WAS SO PRECIOUS- I WILL NEVER FORGET HER.
DONNA

Cathy and Dominic Guarasci

11 June 2018

Dear Frank and family,
We were very saddened to hear that Vi had passed away.
We have always enjoyed her vibrance and beauty as a person.
She was always kind and generous.
I particularly remember her playing the youngest child in
The Newcomers presentation of The Sound of Music. She was so
Sweet and seeing her carried away at the end was so funny.
I know she enjoyed doing it immensely. She was no longer shy after that.
Her bright smile will be missed by all.
Our prayers are with you and your family coping with your great loss.
Sincerely,
Cathy and Dominic Guarasci

Ken and Marilyn Brown

8 June 2018

Dear Frank and family,

We were deeply saddened to hear of your dear Vi’s recent passing. Over the years as part of the Toyota family we shared many great times together especially the trip to Japan. More recently we were delighted to be able to enjoy your company at many activities in South Surrey.
Vi was an inspiration to everyone and it was a privilege to call her a friend. We will never forget Vi’s kindness, gentle manner and most beautiful smile.

Our most sincere thoughts of love and sympathy are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Ken and Marilyn Brown

Tamera Morrison (née Precoor)

8 June 2018

Many memories of being in the Sakaki home as a young girl with you, Judy. Your Mom was always the best, so kind and welcoming. Her warm reception continued when we bumped into each other over the years. Her enthusiasm for life was always so genuine and inspiring. Her kindness was always evident; you know she truly cared. May your memories bring you comfort as you celebrate her life. In friendship with my sincere sympathy, Tamera.

Greg Gartrell

7 June 2018

As a young boy my family were neighbors to Frank and Vi in Kamloops BC. I remember Vi’s kindness and her smile. As young kids we always felt welcomed in their home and Vi always had time for the three of us rowdy young boys. We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Greg, Jeff and Chad Gartrell

Joyce and Alec Parlin

6 June 2018

Dear Frank and Family
Alec and I are so shocked and saddened to hear of our dear friend Vi's death. We will always remember her loving and caring ways. We have many great memories of little day trips with Vi and Frank. We drove them to Blaine and got on board the little old ship, the Plover, for a sailing to the Semiahmoo Resort. We enjoyed a great lunch there and did a little exploring by foot as well. We introduced them to Anthony's Restaurant in Bellingham for "fish and chips" and a long walk through the Marina. We remember they were so excited and happy and couldn't wait to bring their grandchildren to these places the next time they visited. Vi and I struggled together as we both tried to learn how to play Bridge. She encouraged me to keep on playing. We will miss her very much.
Rest in Peace Vi. Love and Best Wishes to Frank and Family Joyce and Alec Parlin

Jim Jesson

6 June 2018

We heard about Vi's passing on Sunday. Our hearts go out to Frank, Judy, Glen and the rest of the family. Vi (and Frank) were big inspirations to Linda and I in our 20s. I worked for Frank starting in the early 80s. We loved the way Vi was always so positive, kind, and gentle to everyone. We had a lot of fun with the two of them over the years. Such a big loss for all. We are so sorry!

Arlene and Gord Murray

6 June 2018

Dear Frank and family,

We are so saddened to learn today of Vi’s passing. Vi was the most kind and thoughtful person. We enjoyed having you as neighbours in West Vancouver and were glad to see you move to South Surrey. We have fond memories of the golfing, playing cards, Newcomers events and parties.

Thinking of you at this sad time.

Our deepest condolences, Arlene and Gord.