Nakazawa, Osamu “Sam”

NAKAZAWA wOctober 19, 1927 – August 24, 2016
at the age of 88 years

We are sad to share that our Dad, Osamu “Sam” Nakazawa passed away August 24, 2016 at the age of 88 years.
He loved his wife Tammie for over 63 years and their children Susan Ross (Leslie), Terry (Valerie), Diane Beliveau and Steven (predeceased).
Born in Eburne, BC in 1927, he was the youngest of six children born to Hidemi and Tone.  He is also survived by his sisters Hisa Okihiro and Jeanne Tanaka and brothers Tam (Kay) and Isi, grandchildren Alexander, Nicholas, Donovan (Alice), Amber (Chad), Trinity (Dan), Terris, Skylar, Jean-Robert, Thamazina and Melissa, great grandchildren Wyatt, Myra and Stella as well as many nieces and nephews.  Sam was also predeceased by his brother Bob and son-in-law Jean-Paul Beliveau.
At his request, there will not be a service.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.


  1. To Tammie, Dianne, Terry and family,
    It is with much sadness that I write here after learning that Sam passed away. Sam was much like a father figure for me when I was living with the family in Salmon Arm away from my own family in Manitoba. The entire family made me feel like one of them and my fondest memory was at the family Christmas at their home in 1982.
    It was so different from what I grew up with and the experience was one I so enjoyed. Sam and Tammie were a wonderful and loving couple, whom I so enjoyed spending time with.
    My most sincerest condolences to the entire family during this a very sad time.

  2. Very sorry to hear of your sad loss Tammy.
    We feel very privileged to have known Sam.
    He was a good person and will be missed. God Bless.

  3. Very sorry to hear of your sad loss Tammy. We feel very privileged to have known Sam. He was a good person and will be missed. God Bless.

  4. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. Sam will continue to be one of my best memories of the wonderful people in the World….❤

  5. Our heartfelt condolences to all. May all you happy memories console you at this time

  6. Tammie: Sorry to hear about Sam. Miss him, yes, but remember the good times. Thinking of you. Lee & Bill Fraser

  7. Tammy, so sorry to hear of your sad loss. Elaine and I remember being invited to your wedding in Victoria and meeting Sam. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Elaine Slight
    Tommi Kawase

  8. Please allow me to address you as Mrs. Nakazawa, for you were my Grade 5 teacher at South Broadview school in 1956-57. My condolences to you and your family.
    My connection to Sam goes back to the days of Newnes Machine when they were in downtown Salmon Arm. Sam was our contact person for my fathers trucking business when trucks were required or when equipment was loaded, ready for delivery somewhere in the pacific northwest.
    Rest In Peace Sam.
    Don Booth

  9. Dearest Tammy

    I was so saddened to hear of your dear Sammy’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I always enjoyed seeing you and Sammy on the golf course, in your streamlined grey golf cart, and having a little chat with the both of you. I shall really miss seeing Sammy on the Course, as he was always so pleasant and friendly – a wonderful man! Rest in Peace, Sammy!

  10. Our thoughts are with you in Sam’s passing.

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