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40440 Tantalus Rd
Box 99
Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0
Phone: 604-898-5121
Fax: 604-898-4460
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In Memory of
Mikito Homma
1947 - 2017
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Squamish Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
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Matt Carrothers
"Rest In Peace Miki san. I will miss you and 'itsu made mo' see you windsurfing b"
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Yukiko, David, and Yuki
"Thanks for all the wonderful sushi and sake over the years Mikito. Good memory "
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Mariko(Worked Sushi Village 2015-2016)
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Kimiko Taguchi. Julia Alisa Long
"We will miss you deeply. Thank you for gave us such wonderful support. Shared "
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Joe and Mirei Mitsushima
"Your smile is always with us. Love you, Miki san."
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Joe and Mirei Mitsushima
"Your smile is always with us. Love you, Miki san."
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Jan Simpson
"You were well lived and loved. Soar on Mikki San. Forever in our hearts 😇 "
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Noriko Ishimatsu
"I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I real"
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Jason
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Geoff Swan
"....always kindness and love and respect....your peacefulness channeled thru all"
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Masato & Mayumi Onishi
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Yuki Hyodo
"Miki-san, I always remember your funny jokes, your smile and your big love to th"
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Shinya Tawata
"I feel numb to hear the bad news so suddenly. my condolences go to the family."
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Mayumi Onishi
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LEGANDARY LIFE ~
"Thanks for the DECADES of AWESOME Memories. You are now FREE to SURF the UNIVER"
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John & Brenda
"This light is a beautiful reminder of a very special soul. Rest in Peace Miki - "
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larry falcon
"Thank you for all the enjoyable memories that you provided me with to remember y"
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Mika Tagane
"みきさん、急な知らせに大変びっくりしています。 凄く優"
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Karie & Tony Smith
"RIP Dear Miki❤️"
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Yuji Ogawa
"Good bye and thank you my friend Miki san. I have good memory with you."
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Oda Yojro
"ミキさんのお陰でカナダの生活が楽しかったです! 色々お"
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Yusuke Takada
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Drew Bonnell
"Miki - with a revived friendship that goes back to '86, will miss your humour an"
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Michelle Philp
"You touched a lot of lives. Your smile and laugh will never leave my heart. Than"
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Naho
"Dear Mr Miki, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayer"
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Hiro & Hitomi
"Rest in peace and know that we will never forget you"
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Lisa Merrick
"Miki I am going to miss our banter about your love of movies (Star Wars especial"
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Kelly Rae
"Thank you for the wonderful memories. You will be missed greatly."
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Brenda Lasnier
"Thanks for all the fun times so many years ago. Dinner Club was a great group of"
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scott humby
"get your kite pumped up miki, you are in good company"
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Hiroshi & Pam Iwasaki
"In 2012, we met each other after 50 years. It was so sad to hear you are gone. T"
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Hiroto Mitsudome
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Hiroto Mitsudome
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Ginger & Eric Swanson
"God just received a very special person! Mikki was a very nice man that we haven"
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Obituary for Mikito Homma

Mikito Homma
The term ‘Legendary’ gets overused these days, especially in Whistler, but Mikito “Miki” Homma fills the criteria in ever sense of the word. In 1984 he, and two friends arrived in the now-famous ski resort when it was little more than a collection of chairlifts and a conceptual pedestrian village built on the garbage dump.

Miki and his friends fell in love with the snow and character of the town and in 1985 opened Sushi Village, Whistler’s first Japanese restaurants and one of the original six restaurants in Whistler Village.

It was not always easy to run a business but the snow was deep, the fish was fresh and Miki found summer fun windsurfing the summer on-shore breezes in Howe Sound. Over the next 32 years, Miki became an icon as Whistler exploded and Sushi Village became a must-visit spot for the ski, snowboard and mountain bike industries.

Always happy to sit and share a laugh as he ran food for his (sometimes very hung over) serving staff, Miki quickly became an icon in the Whistler scene, a cross between Ronald McDonald and Arthur Fonzerelli–loved by children for his wackiness and adults for his dedication to good fun, great food, and the creative spirit of Whistler.

Miki’s legacy and influence extended far beyond his restaurant. Sushi Village never changed because it didn’t have to and over the years Miki and his partners hired and supported professional athletes like freeskiing Mike Douglas, gold medal snowboarder Ross Rebaliati, renowned artist Chili Thom, and a host of other shredders, photographers, filmmakers, artists, business owners, lawyers, writers, even an adult film star! Miki made sure his permanent staff always had a place to come home to as they pursued their dreams and he helped introduce a generation of young Japanese workers to the big-mountain Canadian dream.

Friend to all and foe to none, Miki will be remembered for his wild laugh, his convoluted sense of humour, his generosity to his staff, and as the only Whistler restaurateur who saw no problem with playing classic 70s Punk Rock during dinner on both Sunday and Monday nights.

Miki is survived by his loving wife Naoko, his grateful staff, his hundreds of friends and the tens of thousands of sushi lovers who have flocked to his restaurant over the past three decades to experience the flavours, fun and friendship of a true legend.
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