Susumu Ben Naka


September 9, 1931 – May 31, 2013

Sus went to be with his Lord and Savior and is once again reunited with his beloved wife Alice. He passed away peacefully at KGH 

with his family by his side after emergency heart surgery. The

Naka’s immigrated to Kelowna

from Wakayama-Ken, Japan in

the early 1920’s. Sus was born in 1931 and attended Mission Creek School and then graduated from

Kelowna Senior Secondary.

The family farmed on Hollywood Rd, Benvoulin Rd and on Durnin’s farm which is presently Orchard Park. Sus married Alice Nishi in 1970 and had a son Richard in 1973. Sus and his family continued to farm in the Benvoulin area and sold the famous Naka corn and vegetables. He also worked for the Federal Government as a primary food inspector for

25 years. Sus was hard working and took pride in providing for his family and helping others. Sus loved his family

and friends and had a very special relationship with his grandson. He very much appreciated all the support and condolences for the recent loss of his wife Alice. Susumu was predeceased by his wife Alice, brother Eddie and sister Tasco. He is survived by his son Richard (Lindsay),

grandson Colten, brothers John (Judy), Ernest (Dale), Frank (Kiku) and sisters Meiko (Ken) and Eileen (Bert).

Also his brother in law Toshiya Ito, sister in law Grace

Naka and numerous nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Cardiac Surgery Program 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna B.C. V1Y 1T2. A Private Family Service

will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, clicking on stories and typing in Susumu Naka. Arrangements entrusted with First

Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna.


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