Obituary of Tamiko Yamasaki
Tamiko (Tami) Yamasaki
Daughter of Bunkichi &;Soma Yamasaki, younger sister of Toshio (Frank), Nayoko (Nancy), Mitsuko (Mitsie), Miyoko (Miyo) and
Suyehiro (Bob), Tami was a Nisei born on Sea Island, B.C. She will be greatly missed by family and friends of her nieces Wendy Reddeman (Hashimoto) and Jocelyn Todd (Murakami) as well as nephews Robert (Bob) Murakami and Douglas (Doug) Tamura.
Most of Tami’s adult life was spent in Toronto, Ontario working first as a private governess and then with the T. Eaton Co. and Crown Life. She was a founding resident of the Older Women’s Co-Op (OWN) on The Esplanade, Toronto where she always cheerfully volunteered earning a City of Toronto commendation.
Like her mother and sisters, Tami had a green thumb. She especially grew beautiful African Violets, Orchids, Pansies plus fragrant herbs that made her apartment and balcony into colorful bowers.
She had an enduring faith in her Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of the Japanese Canadian Christian Church led for many years by the Rev. Edward Yoshida. She also volunteered at Calvary Church on the Danforth in Toronto.
A knitter par excellence, she taught several of her care givers at Kensington Gardens while singing songs of her faith. She passed peacefully in her sleep at night without pain. Cremation has occurred. A Celebration of Life is planned to be held at OWN.
May she rest in grace with her God in Heaven.