Mikiko (Miki) Yamamoto, beloved wife of the late Kayo Yamamoto, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Miki was born on September 27, 1921 in Steveston, B.C. to Mitsutaro and Risa Nakane. She received her education in Steveston, trained as a seamstress and she worked on the family farm. Her family was relocated to Magrath, AB in 1942. Kayo and Miki were married on January 18, 1947 and began raising their family. She worked in banking in Magrath and Calgary and retired from the Calgary Catholic School District financial offices in 1986. Miki worked hard all of her life taking a particular interest in gardening and supporting her family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Roger (Mary) Yamamoto of Richmond, BC, Terry (Merv) Swan of Houston, TX, Ann Yamamoto of Edmonton, AB and Shelley Yamamoto of Calgary, AB; six grandchildren, Jared (Natalie) Swan, Darrell (Sara) Swan, Courtney (Marti) Pickett, Matthew (Janice) Swan, Grayden Swan, and Megan Swan; and by her seven great-grandchildren, Emma, Daniel, Mya, Zackery, Riley, Samuel and Sophie. She is also survived by her three sisters, Sakie Nariiwa of Richmond, BC, Michie Chiang of Portland, OR, and Isoko Motomura of Dundas, ON; and her one brother Mitsuo Nakane of Burnaby, BC. She was predeceased by her husband, Kayo, in 2005, her sister, Yoshie Tsuji and her great-grandson, Harrison Pickett.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, February 23, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 – 58 Avenue, S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 Telephone: (403) 290-0110 or to The Special Olympics, Rotary Challenger Park, 3676 – 48 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5C8 Telephone: (403) 735-1022. The family wish to thank the staff of Unit 57 at Rockyview Hospital, and Eau Claire Retirement Residence for their kindness and care.
In living memory of Miki Yamamoto, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences