Shizuko (Susie)Tomiyama 1923 — 2020

Shizuko (Susie)Tomiyama

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shizuko (Susie)Tomiyama on August 16th at the age of 96. She was predeceased by her parents Shio and Tahei, brothers Hideo and Takeo and infant son Bobby. She will be dearly missed by her family: daughters, Janet (Ken) Robson, Jean (Tim) Swaim, son Bryan (Patsy) Tomiyama; grandchildren, Tomiko (Ty), Tadashi (Gina), Kiyoshi (Amanda) Kenjiro, David, Bradley (Keira), Derek; great grandchildren, Chizuko, Matsu, Blake, Elliana, Rylen, Kazumi. Susie was born in Vancouver on October 8th,1923. When she was a teenager, the family moved to Kamloops. She was an active member of her community and the Kamloops Buddhist Church, where she played the piano for many years. Susie will be remembered as a beautiful, hardworking, wise, compassionate and inspiring woman. She was a very talented seamstress and enjoyed crafting and quilting. She also took great pride in watching her grandchildren participating in sports and performing arts. She was also an avid fan of the the Kamloops Blazers. It was Susie’s wish that in lieu of flowers or koden, donations be made to the Kamloops Buddhist Church or the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Due to COVID restrictions, a small family gathering was held to honour Susie. We hope to have a memorial service at a later date. Her family wishes to thank everyone for all the support during this difficult time. A special thank you to the wonderful caring staff at Ponderosa Lodge and Pinegrove Center.

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7 Tributes

  1. Nadia Tahara
    Posted August 26, 2020 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Susie was a big part of my childhood at the Kamloops Buddhist Church.

    Deepest condolences to the family.

    From the Tahara family

  2. Brendan Martin
    Posted August 28, 2020 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Blazer games will never be the same!!
    Jeannie, Tim and family all our thoughts and hugs from your Safeway family..

  3. Wendy
    Posted August 29, 2020 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    We were blessed to have had Susie in our Pine Grove family …she was blessed with a loving family may she Rest In Peace .

  4. Darwin Precoor
    Posted August 29, 2020 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Deepest Condolences to the family.
    From the Precoors

  5. Lil and Pete Hatch
    Posted August 30, 2020 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    It is with sincere condolences that we remember Shizuko Tomiyama as mother of a dear friend, Bryan, and sister / sister-in-law, Patsy.

    We send much love to Bryan and his Family at this difficult time and wish only the best for the future.

    Much love,
    Lil and Pete

  6. joan fird
    Posted September 4, 2020 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I had the pleasure of spending sometime with dear “Susie” while rehabbing at Ponderosa. She was a dear soul to her family I send my deepest condolences, Joan Ford

  7. Dana-Leigh Tomada
    Posted September 4, 2020 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I have such fond memories of Susie and our family….I grew up with her being a huge part of our family…..sending LOVE to her family from the Tomada’s xo

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