Teichi “Ted” Isobe 1934 — 2017

Teichi “Ted” Isobe

Ted passed away peacefully on December 13, 2017 at Overlander Care Hospice. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years Kazuyo, his two children Jamie (Jennifer) and Deane (Angela) and his three grandchildren Nicole, Cameron, and Devin.
Born in Vernon BC, his family returned to Japan prior to the war where he spent most of his childhood before returning to BC as a teenager where he began the task of establishing himself.  In 1953 he returned  to Japan to bring his younger sister Cay, back with him to Kamloops.
10 years later he once again returned to Japan where he met his wife and brought her back to Kamloops as well.
Ted held several jobs before being employed by the Sakaki family  at North Kamloops Motors where he held several positions until he retired from there after 39 years.
Seeing a need to serve the local Japanese community he, along with family friend Chizuko Tanaka, established Fujiya Foods which they operated for almost 20 years.
Ted was a long time member of the Kamloops Buddhist Church and the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association and was well known for his exceptional work ethic, love of sports, sense of humour and a love of music, especially Karaoke. He will be missed by those who knew him.
The family would like to extend our appreciation to all the family and friends who provided support during Ted’s illness and we would also like to thank the amazing staff at Ponderosa and Overlander Care facilities for the wonderful care and support that they gave him and mom.
In lieu of flowers or Koden, donations may be made to the Kamloops Buddhist Temple.
A memorial service will be held at the Kamloops Buddhist Temple (361 Poplar St. Kamloops) on  Saturday January 6, 2018 at 1100 am

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5 Tributes

  1. Mike H.
    Posted December 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    My deepest and most sincerely condolences to the entire Isobe family: Auntie Kazuyo, Jamie and Deane and families.

  2. Tahara Family
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    My deepest condolences to the Isobe family. Sending our heartfelt sympathies to you in this time of mourning.

  3. roy sakaki
    Posted January 3, 2018 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Sincere condolences to Isobe family.
    Ted was a great friend, kind and lots of fun to work with.
    I always remember when he drove to Merritt and towed my old broken down truck and camper back to the garage. We had some good laughs on the way to Kamloops.

  4. Hennie Shimizu
    Posted January 5, 2018 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Ted Isobe passing. My husband, Rod Shimizu had worked with Ted at the Toyota store in North Kamloops. Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the Isobe family.

  5. Joyce Shimokura
    Posted January 18, 2018 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Dear Isobe Family, our condolences on your Loss. When I hear Ted’s name, I always remember him as a jovial and kind person. He is part of my childhood years in Kamloops. He will be sadly missed. I’m sorry we were unable to attend the memorial.
    Please take care Kazuyo San. Joyce Shimokura ( Kaminishi)

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