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HINATSU, June Fujiye

August 16, 1926 – Vancouver, British Columbia
September 4, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Dad came to get Mom on Monday, September 4, 2017. It is with sadness we say goodbye but are comforted knowing they are reunited.

Mom was born in Vancouver, BC on August 16, 1926 and celebrated her 91st birthday this year.

Left to honour her memory are her children; son, Gerald and daughters, Karen (Noel) Thomas and Bonnie (John) Caldwell. She also leaves her precious grandchildren, Courtney (Landon) Wehlage, Halley Thomas, Harley, Molly, Skylar and Georgia Caldwell and Ela Hinatsu, as well as a great-grandchild, Chloe Wehlage.

June was predeceased by her husband, Hector Hideo Hinatsu.

A Private Cremation was held in Calgary on September 10, 2017 and a Family Graveside Memorial will be held in Lethbridge at Mountainview Cemetery (1210 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB; block 19, section 4) on September 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Mother’s Life at Paradise Canyon – Riverview Room (185 Canyon Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB).

We would like to thank Reverend Martin in Calgary for his support and prayers and Reverend Izumi for helping to conduct the Lethbridge ceremony. Thank you to Lynn and Lori from All About Seniors and the Mount Royal Staff who helped care for Mother in her final year. Thank you to McInnis and Holloway for helping to make a difficult time less challenging.

Memories are what makes a person’s life continue and the grandkids will always remember Grandma’s smile, her chicken soup when they were sick, her amazing cooking abilities, especially her New Year’s supper with the black bean crab and sushi. They all had fun on her exercise machine and karaoke machine and when GG was angry with them, speaking to Grandpa in Japanese because she thought they couldn’t understand.

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In living memory of June Hinatsu, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Dear Gerald, Karen , Bonnie and your families
    So sorry to hear Auntie is no longer with us. In our growing up years, she was always there for us. All those family gatherings…. so many memories. See you on the Sept 23… Joani & Ted

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  2. May the memories you carry with you bring you comfort in the days, months & years ahead. With many thoughts and heartfelt sympathy. Phyllis Culley, Colleen (Culley) Metge and Jill (Culley) Asbell.

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  3. It has been said that “Loving Memories sustain us in times of sadness”. I will always remember Auntie “Fudge” with her great sense of humor and distinct laugh. She always made me feel so welcome at the house and treated me as if I was one of her kids. Thank you Auntie Fudge for the many childhood memories. I will cherish them forever.
    In deepest sympathy,
    Del Pollard (Tatebe)

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  4. Mary-Lee Michael :

    Karen to you and your family grieving the loss of your dear and loving mother. I will always remember her cooking and supporting all of us as teens growing up. She was so special and her humble way loved all of us. Grief takes time and I wish you great heart and comfort on you all as make this next journey. Much Love, Mary-Lee Michael

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  5. Bonnie, Karen & Gerald,
    Sincerest condolences to you and your families. Even though it has been many years since Bonnie and I played together and we were “best friends” I still carry with me very fond memories of the times I spent at your childhood home and of your Mother. May she rest in peace.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Deb Clarke (nee Plontke)

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  6. Gerald, Karen and Bonnie and families
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always have fond memories of our family fishing trips and the times that we spent visiting at each other’s homes, sharing stories and experiences. My sincerest condolences.

    Jim, Maureen and family.

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  7. Karen and Noel:
    We are sorry to see that your Mom has passed away. Hopefully your special family memories will help ease the pain. It is never easy losing a parent.

    Penny and Paul

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  8. Karen, Noel, Courtney, Halley, and family,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences and hugs. We. Are thinking of you at this sad time. May being with family and reselling stories of happier days spent with both your mom and dad comfort you.
    Deb and Miya

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