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SARUWATARI, Yasuko (Sue)

February 25, 1932 – Vancouver, British Columbia
August 12, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Yasuko Saruwatari (Sue) (nee Tomiyama) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Sue is survived by her three kids; Jody, Lisa (Andre Lapierre) and Kevin (Rika and Mick). She is also survived by her sister Hobe, brother Aki (Takaye) and sister-in-law Shiz.

Sue was predeceased by her husband Minoru.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB. Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In lieu of flowers, cards, or donations, the family would appreciate you keeping them in your thoughts.

In living memory of Sue Saruwatari, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Sue was the bright smily person in the Temple,
    Her baking was one of the highlight for the gathering and I miss her bread.
    How the family take this sadness of passing, I could not imagine.
    Her smile and low tone of assurance was very precious, I miss her

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  2. Rocky & Jean Oishi :

    Jody, Kevin & Lisa:
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our friendship with your Mom goes a long way back. She will be dearly missed.

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  3. Susan Huntley :

    I was so sad to hear about the passing of Sue. I will sorely miss her smile, her gentle nature, her contagious laugh, her sage advise… and yes, her fabulous baking skills! Sue was a lady who brightened a room and always made you feel welcome. I extend heartfelt condolences to her family – we are all lucky to have known and loved her. Namu Amida Butsu, Namu Amida Butsu, Namu Amida Butsu

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  4. La famille Lapierre :

    She was a special person, she met my mom once in Calgary at the end of a family trip across USA and Canada. They became instantly friend since then and never they had a chance to met again. But my mom was including her in her prayer every night since then. The Lapierre family (Réjeanne, Rachel, Norman and Jean-Marc) and Marie-Andrée and Guillaume would like to say to the Saruwatari family that they are thinking about you in these hard time.
    I have to add personally that I lost a very good friend, a confident and a mom.
    I will miss her a lot

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  5. Marie-Andrée Linteau :

    A Lisa et sa famille,
    Malik, Tessa, Chad, Sacha et moi vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances. Une étape bien douloureuse qui fait cependant partie intégrante du merveilleux chemin de la vie, qu’elle a, j’imagine, vécu pleinement. Je vous souhaite de tout coeur de trouver la paix dans cette épreuve. Sachez qu’elle est maintenant plus près que jamais de votre coeur et qu’il suffit uniquement de penser à elle pour sentir sa présence au rythme des battements de votre propre coeur.
    La famille Hinse-Linteau

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  6. Jayne Minhinnick :

    I knew Sue as a work colleague and good friend (ATB during the 1980s), and as a long-distance friend to me and my daughter when we returned to England. My heart is full of sadness for her family and yet full of joy at having having known such a lovely, positive and funny lady. I treasure the precious memories she gave to me, most recently when I stayed with her in 2015. We had such fun. Sincere sympathies from Jayne and Alexandra.

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  7. I am so sorry to here of Sue’s passing. She was such a generous and kind soul. I know my Mom is heart broken. We will miss her very much. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Our thought are with you.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear Sue’s passing. She has been an inspiration in her kindness and courage. I will always remember her in her garden and those lovely tomatoes she grew and shared with us. She was truly a generous and loving person.
    My deepest condolences to Jody Kevin Lisa and families.

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  9. Robert and Judt Takaguchi :

    Dear Jody, Kevin and Lisa,
    Being old time Raymond families, we still feel connected even tho a generation has passed. Thinking of you at this time of your mother’s passing.

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  10. Your Irish Cousins :

    Saddened by the passing of dear Auntie Sue, you and Uncle Mick always had such a quiet but mischievous disposition. You were always taking on new challenges with your garden or cooking or the casino . Love, memories and sympathies from David, Brid, Conor, Declan & Ronan. I hope to see some of you in Alberta in Sept.

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  11. Earl Takahashi :

    I have many happy memories of visits with your family. Video games, the “boogyman” that lived in your basement – a ploy to keep me (the youngest cousin) out of your “business” I’m sure… Now I’m 45, I think I can safely say, “I’m over it”. Thank you for the great times and memories. I hope that you are able to think of the beautiful memories and silly times with your family to help you through these tough times of missing your mother and father. Love from Earl, Becky and Ellis.

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  12. Sue was a wonderful person, so kind and a great sense of humor who will be very much missed. Our deepest condolences to the family.

    Garth and Marj. White

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