Born October 30, 1914 in Kagoshima city on the southern island of Kyushu in Japan. Passed away peacefully and entered the Pure Land on Monday, November 22, 2010. Aiji came to Kelowna as a sponsored agricultural labourer at the young age of 19 years. He then continued on to become a very successful vegetable farmer and orchardist, while raising his family of four children. He was sadly predeceased by his wife Mary Mitsuko in November 2000 and also sadly predeceased by his daughter Eileen Toyoko in February 2004. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his sons: Ken, his wife Gloria and their children of Delta; Roger, his wife Nicki and their children: Briana and Nathan of Kelowna; Lloyd, his partner Ali and Lloyd’s children: Kris and Alan of Calgary. Dad’s extended family from Toronto: Tom Shimizu and family; Charlie Shimizu and family; Kazuko Shimizu and family; Margaret Yamada, her husband Haruo and family; Roy Kobayashi; Ruby Nagasuye, her husband Joe and family and also many family members still residing in different cities within Japan. A viewing service will be held on Saturday, December 11th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, December 12th at 7:00 pm at the Kelowna Buddhist Temple, 1089 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC with Reverend Y. Miyakawa officiating. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Koden gratefully declined. If desired, donations can be made to the BC Special Olympics, #226-1367 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4A9 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.