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Obituaries for Thursday, April 27, 2023

Norman Kuakini Waipa Akana Jr.

Norman Kuakini Waipa Akana Jr. passed away on March 17, 2023, in Waimea, at the age of 48. He was born on Nov. 27, 1974, in Waimea. He was a communications technician with HP Communications.

He was preceded in death by father Norman K.W. Akana Sr., and grandparents Soloman and Margret Akana and Leon and Suzie Duclayan.

He is survived by son Makana Kealoha Akana of Oregon, daughter Kawehi Leina‘ala (Robert Head) Akana of ‘Ele‘ele, two grandchildren, mother Priscilla Akana Stephenson, sister Desiree Duclayan of Hanama‘ulu, and numerous uncles, aunts nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is Saturday, May 6, at Koke‘e State Park. Visitation begins at 1 p.m., followed by a service. The family requests casual attire and please bring a lei.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Christopher Suard

Christopher Suard, 64, passed away on April 24, 2023. He was born on Feb. 24, 1959, and worked in construction.

He was preceded in death by mother Marie Fifield, birth mother Julia Wimmler, and brother Brian Suard.

He is survived by children Christopher Jr., Heather, Michael, Susanna, Melissa, Amanda, Sarah, Samuel, Gloria and Danielle, granddaughter Elliana, partner Schuyler Griffin and sisters Gail and Sallie Galligan.

A celebration of life is Saturday, April 29, at 5216 Kihei Road in Wailua Houselots.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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