TAMEMOTO Matsue—Born July 5, 1912 and passed away peacefully January 23, 2008 at St. Vincent’s Langara Care Home with the family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Tetsuo, sisters Sumiko, Ayako, Eiko, and brother Roy. She is survived by daughters Miki (David) Lowe, Connie (Don) Mayede; and grandchildren Michael, Andrea (Bruno), Tracey (Chris), and John Paul; great-granddaughters Brianna and Bethany. Also survived by sisters Yoshiko Nakatsu and Jitsue Seko (Ken Ishii) and sisters-in-law Fuki Tamemoto of Richmond, Fumiye Hirota of Winnipeg and Tokiko (Fumi) Yamada of Winnipeg. Memorial Service took place in the chapel of Richmond Funeral Home on Thursday, January 31. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Koden and flowers gratefully declined. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent’s Langara Care Home for their loving care extended to our mother during her 9 years in residence, with special acknowledgement to the Cedar staff and to Edith, Lorna and Belinda, her private aides.
SUZUKI Mike (Michael Yuketsu)—of Suzuki Photo passed away on January 27, 2008. Viewing was held at the Chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Burnaby on February 12, 2008 with service following. Our father actively enjoyed travel, social dance, badminton and spending time with his grandchildren until days prior. Our father was at all times thoughtful of his five grandchildren and always had ultimate gifts for them. Until he retired, he ran his photography business on Hastings Street, an endeavour he developed from the skills of being `behind the lens’ since adolescence. As a new immigrant he had to adapt to the new world and with his 40 years living in Vancouver he truly became a cornerstone of our family’s Canadian legacy. Please join us in honouring Michael by visiting www.mem.com
April 15, 1914 – February 6, 2008
HAMAOKA – Kiyohide
December 16, 1908 – August 31, 2007
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Shizuko on February 6, 2008 joining her late husband Kiyohide who passed away August 31, 2007. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Aiko Arlene, James (Jan), Tommy and Russell (Susan). Bachun and Jichun will be remembered with love by their grandchildren Derek (Heather), Clint (Michelle), Lauri (Craig), Kevin (Tara), Christian and John (Monica). Great- grandchildren Ethan, Reid, Trevor, Nicole, Anders, Britta and Jade. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the many wonderful years that they gave us and all the memories we will forever cherish. By request there was a private family service. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Queen’s Park Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Queen’s Park Care Centre Hospice, 318 McBride Blvd, New Westminster B.C. V3L 5E8.
OGAWA Etsuko (nee Yoshida) —June 3, 1941 – February 9, 2008. With great sadness we announce the passing of Etsuko Ogawa on Saturday, February 9, 2008. Predeceased by parents Yonekichi and Tsuruye Yoshida and sister Kaoru Kay Yoshida. Survived by loving husband Mifune Miffy Ogawa, faithful and beloved pet Maggie Mae, brothers Edward (Yoko) Yoshida, Christopher Yasuo Yoshida and sister Mary Hiroko Yoshida, brothers-in-law Masatsugu Ogawa, Thomas (Joanne) Ogawa and sister-in-law Tomoye (Nobuo) Yamaoka. Also 10 nieces and nephews, 8 great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as many friends and relatives. Funeral Service was held Thursday, February 14, 2008 at Steveston Buddhist Temple, Richmond, BC. Arrangements entrusted to Richmond Funeral Home. Koden gratefully declined. Donations to St. Paul’s Renal Dialysis Unit or charity of your choice will be appreciated. Special thank you to Dr. Goodman, all the doctors and nurses at St. Paul’s Hospital Kidney Transplant Ward and the ICU at Richmond Hospital for all care.
Uyesugi Kiyoshi—At the Providence Health Centre on February 11th, 2008 in his 94th year. Loving husband of the late Yoshiko, Father of Shirley (John Graham), Joan (Ron Yoshiki), Ken (Janet Luke) and Richard (Dorianne Bird). Devoted grandfather of Christine (David), Tricia (Danny) and Dawne. Also survived by Ted and Margaret Nagai and their family and extended family in Japan. A private family memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, a remembrance may be made to Providence Health Centre, 3276 St. Claire Ave. East Toronto M1L 1W1
TAKASAKI – YUKIHIRO (TOM) —1920 – 2008. Yukihiro passed away peacefully on February 17, 2008 at the age of 87. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 55 years Sonoko, his children Alan (Debbie), Sharon (Bob), Don, Liz, Leanne (Craig), Glen and his 10 grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Mitsuo (Nancy) and his brother and sisters in Japan Hideko, Mitsuru, Kiyoko, Mitsue, and Miyoko. He also leaves to mourn Teizo-san (Reiko-san) and his many nieces and nephews. We would like to extend special thanks to the Staff at Minoru Residence and Richmond Hospital for their care and compassion. A Memorial Service was held Monday, 25th February at Richmond Funeral Home, Richmond.