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Born: Jan 02, 1928

Date of Passing: Jul 12, 2019

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Sumiko Utsunomiya passed away on July 12, 2019 at the age of 91. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, aunt, sister and friend.
She is predeceased by her parents, Shizuno and Mataichi Okimura, her loving husband Max, and her siblings, Jack, Fred, Ikeda, Linda and Art.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Maxine (Stacy), Perry and John. Her smiling face and memorable laughter will be missed by her grandchildren, Misty, Michelle (Chad), Myron, Tamara and Randy, and great-grandchildren, Bren and Shana.
Sumiko was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 2, 1928. In her teens, Sumiko and her family moved to Winnipeg where she met Max at the YMCA. They married on June 6, 1953 and stayed married until Max passed away in 2017. Sumiko devoted her life to her family, supporting community events and the church where she loved to sing.
A small funeral service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn, 4000 Portage Ave.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Japanese Cultural Association, the Manitoba Buddhist Temple or Churchill Park United Church.

"Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered but in what is felt and never forgotten." - Johnathan Jena

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 17, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • SUMIKO and Max were frequent visitors to our house in EK when I was growing up. I looked forward to them dropping by. They were funny, engaging people. - Posted by: bill turchinetz (friend) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • Aunt Frances, my mother’s youngest sister, when I first drove from Wash. DC I had the pleasure of meeting my mother side relatives who relocated from Vancouver. Aunt Frances and Uncle Max were always kind to me. I miss their kindness toward me always. I know Uncle Max is happy to see her with him. My deepest condolences toward my cousins. With Love and Respect, Hiroko/Brian/Christian Taylor - Posted by: Hiroko Taylor (Niece) on: Jul 20, 2019

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