Mr. Barney Kiyoshi Sugiyama

October 17, 1929December 8, 2020

Sadly, our dad Barney Kiyoshi Sugiyama passed away on December 8th 2020 in the care of Fellburn Care Center at the age of 91. He was born on October 17, 1929 to parents Tsunekichi and Yasuko Sugiyama in Vancouver.

He attended UBC, later moving to Indiana to finish his degree as a chemical engineer while working part time polishing cars at a dealership. While in Indiana he met his wife Betty. They had 2 children Tom & Linda. After they were married, they moved to Prince Rupert where they both worked for The Columbia Cellulose Company. In the mid 60's the company moved them to Vancouver, where they would stay for the remainder of their years. In the mid 70's the company closed down and Barney went to work for and managed Fukuyama-Sugiyama fish plant. He loved vacationing in Hawaii and L.A., often bringing a niece or nephew along. He always took pride in helping his family. His love for a perfect green lawn was a passion that never went away, so much so that in later years he even took care of his neighbours yards. Barney is survived by son Tom, daughter Michelle, son in law John and grandchildren Kiera, Antonio, Biagio and Kalea. He was predeceased by his parents Tsunekichi & Yasuko, wife Betty, daughter Linda, brothers Yoshio, Mitsuo, Haruo, Yukio, Isamu and sister Jean.

In lieu of flowers we ask you to please make a donation to BC Children's Hospital in Barney's name.

There will be a private service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. We welcome you to join us through the live streaming link via the Forest Lawn website.


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020

  • Live Webcasting of Services

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020


  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020


Mr. Barney Kiyoshi Sugiyama

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Alan Sugiyama

January 2, 2021

Tommy Michelle John Kiera Antionio Biaggio Deeply sadden by Uncle Barneys passing Enjoyed visiting him he sure did love sushi .I also remember him taking my sister Diane and myself to Disneyland way back . i watched the Live Stream service very very nice All my love from Edmonton Michelle Alan ,Sherrie,Donovan,Kristen ,Shelby Sugiyama

Maureen Miyagishima

December 27, 2020

Dear Tom, Michelle, John, Kiera, Antonio, Biaggio and Kalea,

Sorry we can't be with you at this difficult time. Sending big hugs and our deepest condolences. We share in your grief and are thankful to have been able to celebrate the good times with your dad. May he rest in peace.

Love Maureen and Gord

Alan Sugiyama

December 18, 2020