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Hirowo Harry Aoki

August 22, 1921January 24, 2013

Hirowo Harry Aoki was born on August 22, 1921 in Cumberland, BC and passed away on January 24, 2013 in Vancouver, BC.

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Hirowo Harry Aoki

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Susilawati (Susila) Bryant

February 4, 2013

Sincere condolences to the family of Hirowo Harry Aoki, rest his soul. Since singing with Harry and Jim Johnson in Prince George in the 1960's, through being Harry's student near Oakridge in the 1980's, and reconnecting in the new millenium at First Friday Forums, Harry has been a pillar of musical knowledge & sharing, not only for my small collaborations, but also for so many people throughout the continent. May his spirit be blessed and his music and generosity continue to support all those with whom he joined in lyrical offerings.

Sean Gunn

February 4, 2013

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES HARRY! A great mentor and inspiration, you were the first Asian Canadian musician I saw on television. See you at the "Big Jam" one of these days...

Zannetta Varley

February 4, 2013

Thank you for your friendship, the love of your family, the music and the precious time together. Learning never ended and, like memories, will endure forever. May you sing and chant and play music in all the worlds of God

Cath Bray

February 4, 2013

Oh, Harry, you were so hard to keep up with! Your passion and accomplishments are a reminder to us all to live life more completely. My condolences to all Harry's many friends and fellow musicians; I'm sorry for your loss. We were so blessed to have known him!