Roy Kurita and Sharon Lee

Roy Kurita grew up in hard times.  Born just before the great depression, he was just a teenager when his family was confined to interior British Columbia during World War II.  Despite all this, he has kept a positive outlook on life and continues to inspire those around him.

Roy’s daughter, Sharon Lee (nee Kurita) loved hearing her father’s stories about his childhood.  While connecting virtually during the pandemic, she started documenting these anecdotes and as often happens, this project took on a life of its own.  It soon became her mission to preserve these tales for his grandchildren and future generations.