Marjorie Kato (nee Tsujimura)

Marjorie Kato (nee Tsujimura)

Marjorie Kato (nee Tsujimura) passed away peacefully with family at her side on December 15, 2012 at the age of 88.

Marjorie, born Jan. 20, 1924, was raised in Vancouver, moving to the New Denver internment camp in 1942. She married George Kato in 1948 in New Denver from where they moved to Albert Canyon then to Sicamous and, finally, Salmon Arm in 1965. Here Marjorie worked at the Salmon Arm Motor Hotel and raised their two daughters, Gail and Terri (Kate).

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband George in 1990. She is survived by her daughters Gail Strudwick (Ron) and Terri (Kate) Horne (Darryl), and 5 grandchildren Christi Chung (Horne), Tiana Strudwick, Jordon Strudwick, Megan Horne, and Micah Strudwick.

To her dear friends in Salmon Arm whom she spoke of fondly, thank you for bringing joy to her life. Marjorie’s family would also like to thank care aides, nurses and staff at Mount Ida Mews who with tender care allowed Marjorie a dignified and peaceful last chapter.

A celebration of life service was held on Saturday December 22, 2012 at 11:00 am from Bowers Funeral Chapel, Salmon Arm, BC

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Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC

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