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Born: Mar 08, 1916

Date of Passing: Nov 01, 2019

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(nee MITANI)

Tatsué Okamoto passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour and was welcomed into heaven by her husband Isami (Sam), family and friends on November 1, 2019.
Tatsué was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 8, 1916 the eldest girl of five children. She was predeceased by husband Isami (Sam), brothers, Tamotsu (Tom), Hiroshi (Rushi), and sisters, Sumi (Sue) Namba and Amy Eng.
She is survived by daughter Emi and sister-in-law Mary Saruwatari in Taber, Alberta, along with numerous nephews and nieces.
Special thanks is extended to friends, Carol Mills and Jackie Whiteman for their ongoing care and support, and to nieces, Florence Mitani, Joyce Dawydiuk and Sherri Mitani Bryant for their calls and visits. Appreciation is also extended to team leader, Khris and his health care team on the fourth floor of Golden West Centennial Lodge for their care and compassion.
Cremation has taken place and as per Tatsué's wishes, no service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Winnipeg Japanese Alliance Church, 548 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0M9, the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 180 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, MB R3E 2J9 or to a charity of your choice.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • We are saddened by the passing of our friend and fellow believer, Tatsue. We will miss her. She was an example to us in faith and her dedication to the church. We give thanks for her long life. She lived her life well. We share in the sadness and grief of her daughter and relatives. - Posted by: Reimer and Nobuko Clausen (Acquaintance through Church) on: Nov 15, 2019

  • Tats was my neighbour for several years until she moved to West Haven. To my surprise I ended up knowing her family. I really missed Tats since she moved out. She was a wonderful neighbour/friend. She invited my daughter & myself for lunch to West Haven & we had a wonderful visit with her that day. Our condolences to Emi & all her family & friends at this difficult time. You can take comfort in knowing she was a beautiful soul. - Posted by: Evelyn & Linda Schoffer (Friend) on: Nov 12, 2019

  • Today's paper gave me an answer as to what had happened to Tats - I did not know any of her family or what had happened to her although she spoke of Emi very often. We had a lovely friendship some years ago and she would meet me for lunch or invite me for tea and lunch at her apartment. I enjoyed her company a lot. She was interesting to talk to and when I was contemplating going to university at an older age, she was very encouraging. I am fortunate to have known this gracious, intelligent lady with a strong faith. Condolences to her family. - Posted by: Margaret (Friend) on: Nov 09, 2019

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