June 2, 1924 – March 21, 2019
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mitsuo Araki. Mitsuo died peacefully at Nicola Lodge in Port Coquitlam. Predeceased by his beloved wife Shirley (nee Gibson). Fabulous father to Tai (Jen), Todd (Joanne), and Ryan (Susan). Loving grandfather to Lianne, Matthew, Kyle, Dylan, Hailey, Emma, and Samantha. Predeceased by his parents Tanekichi and Tokuyo Araki, brothers Ichiro, Shunji, and sister Yasuko, and is survived by brothers Masato, Hideo, and sister Yukiko.
Mitsuo worked for Allison Pass Sawmills from 1951 to 2007 and for Emil Anderson Construction from 1977 till his retirement in 2001. Through the 70’s and into the 80’s the Araki family was active in the Hope Otters Swim club where Mitsuo volunteered much of his time. In 1978 he deservedly won “Father of the Year” for the township of Hope. He loved his garden and flowers almost as much as he loved playing with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society would be appreciated. No koden please.