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UTSUNOMIYA – Lily (Miyoko)

June 26, 1922 – November 6, 2009

We announce with great sadness the passing of Lily Utsunomiya on Friday, November 6, 2009 at the age of 87 years

Lily was born in Welling, AB on June 26, 1922. The past few months of her life were filled with many difficulties, resulting from heart and kidney problems, and having to cope with a great deal of pain from bone fractures as a result of a severe case of osteoporosis. The family is grateful that the Lord in His Grace and Mercy ended her pain and suffering so she could finally rest in peace. She loved animals and always had pets. She was extremely fond of her dog “Puffy”.  She was a very private and often shy person who did not display her emotions, she was proud of and cared deeply for her family.

Besides her loving husband Tsugio, who took good care of her, especially during the latter part of her life, she is also survived by her children, Teresa (Tim) Utsunomiya, Larry (Sue) Villman, Lorraine (Larry) Dunn, Beverly (John) Larson, Mike (Helga) Tamagi and birth mother of Mel (Lolly) Tamagi.  She was “Nanny” to twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; an aunt and great-aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. She will always be lovingly remembered by brother Hiroshi (Gus) Moriyama and sister Toshie Noda.

It was Mom’s wish that a Private Family Service be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Lily Utsunomiya, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Nick Corea ( Nick's Barbershop) :

    We are very sorry for the loss of your loved one. We send you our condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Nick Corea
    Nick’s Barbershop

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  2. Skip and Bonnie Bray :

    Teresa and Tim
    With our sympathy to you and your family. May it comfort you to know that we were very sorry to hear of your loss. Your’e in our thoughts now and in the days to come.

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  3. Teresa & Tim and family

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Alan & Kathy Omotani

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  4. Teresa,
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your Mom. I hope that your good memories and the fact that she is at rest are a great comfort to you and your family.
    Ed & Jeri Strickland

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  5. Roxie MacPherson (Kanashiro) :

    Teresa,

    I was very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing.
    My thoughts are with you & your dad.

    Roxie

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  6. Sandy (Swinton) Aimoto :

    Teresa, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Knowing how much she loved you all, will hopefully with time, bring you the peace she now has.

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  7. Judy Heath-Smith :

    Tsugio, Toshie, Gus, Mike, Mel, Bev, Teresa, Larry, Lorraine & Families…

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you remember the life of an amazing woman.

    My sincerest sympathies,

    Judy Heath-Smith

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