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GOMYO, Keiko

June 15, 1928 – Nagano, Japan
April 27, 2018– Calgary, Alberta

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of dear Keiko, treasured mother of Ikuo of Osaka, Japan and Yoshiko of Calgary.

Keiko was born on June 15, 1928 in Nagano prefecture, Japan. As the eldest child, she became the inheritor of the Gomyo family lineage. The family owned a large sake brewery and relatives often came to visit with their children. One of the children was her future husband Kuranosuke (Kurano), who became her lifelong companion.

Keiko decided to become a doctor during her middle school years in the 1940’s. She enrolled in a medical school in Tokyo in 1945. She became reacquainted with Kurano during her studies and they married in 1951.

In the early 1950’s, Kurano’s job took them to West Germany. They travelled extensively around Europe making lasting friends and returned to Japan in 1958. Keiko completed her specialization in pediatrics and worked for many years as a physician. In 1968, they made a life changing decision to move to Canada. Kurano continued his work as a mining engineer while Keiko pursued activities like pottery, odori (Japanese dance) and continued her dedication to Japanese culture. They retired to White Rock, BC where Keiko and Kurano spent several years on a small acreage. During that time Keiko immersed herself in her hobbies, the Japanese community and in developing a beautiful garden. Later they moved to Calgary to be closer to Yoshiko and her family. She was a member of the Japanese senior’s group (Kotobuki-kai) and taught odori there for several years. Up until her passing, she attended Kotobuki- kai regularly, participating in gentle exercise programs and English lessons. Keiko was happily looking forward to celebrating her 90th birthday with her family and friends in June.

Keiko is sadly missed by her son-in-law Doug of Calgary; daughter-in-law Masako of Japan and her grandchildren, Emily, Ben, Jun and Kumi. She is forever remembered for her thoughtfulness, generosity, perseverance and devotion to her family.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Keiko Gomyo, 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: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Simon Arthur :

    I was so very saddened to hear of the passing of such a lovely and elegant lady. I feel privileged to have known her and wish all of the family comfort and strength. Know that we are thinking of you all and wish you peace.

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