HIGA YeikoPosted: February 2nd, 2013
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of YEIKO HIGA, beloved wife of the late Shucho Higa.
Yeiko is survived by her children: Ian, Allan (Shirley), Karen (Lee) Hargrave, and Doug; grandchildren: Renee (Terry) Brown, T.J. (Erica) Higa, Jeff (Kayla) Higa, Aaron Hargrave, Leah (Ryan) Moser; great grandchildren: Seth, Jasmine, Kiauna and Crystal.
She is also survived by her siblings: John (Alice) Kanashiro, Dick (Yuki) Kanashiro, Helen (Alan) Low, and Lorraine Sloane; sisters-in-law Min Kanashiro and Velma Kanashiro, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her loving husband, Shucho Higa, Yeiko was predeceased by her son Ivan, parents Yasutaro and Kami Kanashiro, brothers Jim, Ken and Jack Kanashiro, sister and brother-in-law Fumi and Jerry Yamamoto and sister-in-law Fumi Matsuda.
Yeiko, the eldest of nine children, was born in Vancouver, BC on March 14, 1922. Unfortunately, to assist with the family income, her schooling ended at the Grade 8 level. With the outbreak of the war, the family was evacuated to Alberta in 1942. Along with their parents, Yeiko and John worked in the sugar beet fields. The family went through many hardships at this time.
On November 17, 1944, Yeiko and Shucho were married and busy raising five children. As the children grew older, Yeiko was employed with the Royal Fruit Store, Frache’s Greenhouse, and Scott National until her retirement in 1982.
She resided at the Blue Sky Lodge and Good Samaritans, where she was always treated by staff with love and respect.
A private family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers and koden, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Love you, Mom and Grandma.
Rest in peace.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
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To the Higa Family
We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Although I did not know her, our families go back many years and I’ve always heard very kind words regarding your mom. That is the measure of a person in their life time. So please find some comfort knowing she was well thought of by people who only knew her through others
Our thoughts are with you
Susan and Alex Schwarz