A graveside memorial service for Hama Nakagawa Deguchi will be held Saturday May 16, 2015, at Mount Ida Cemetery. Hama was welcomed into the presence of her Lord on October 31, 2014, at the age of 96. Her love and faith in God were most important to her, and she could often be heard saying, “I’m ready to go up.”
Hama was the oldest of 8 children. She taught primary school for 22 years, most of it in the Salmon Arm area. She retired early and moved to Abbotsford in 1984 to care for her mother and continued to share her teaching gift by volunteering. Her passion was to see each of her students excel.
Hama was predeceased by her son, Herb, and by siblings Marjorie, May, Mike, Ardith, and Harry. She is survived by daughter Valerie (& Malcolm Brewer), sisters Kay and Audrey, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.