Posted: March 16th, 2021


SUE NISHIMURA, beloved wife of the late Yo Nishimura, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the age of 91 years, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Sue is survived by daughters: Sharon (Mark) Reed and Selma (Hans) Hantke; her grandchildren: Kyle (Nancy) Reed, Jeremy Reed, Kelsey (Tyler) Boras and Sean (Kelly) Hantke; great-grandchildren: Mila Reed, Brandon and Austin Boras, and Peyton, Greyson and Beckem Hantke; sister-in-law Betty Nishimura; siblings Kay Sameshima, Slim Shimozawa, Tom (Fumi) Shimozawa, Stan Shimozawa, and Diane Lyseng.

She was predeceased by her parents Kazuichi and Hatsu Shimozawa; brothers Walt, Joe, and Mits Shimozawa.

Sue was born November 2, 1929 in Steveston, BC. After relocation to Southern Alberta following internment at Tashme, BC, she met and married Yo Nishimura on December 2, 1950. Sue had many hobbies including cooking, cake decorating, shopping and sewing/quilting. She will be fondly remembered for hosting numerous large family gatherings for holidays and special occasions.

Following her husband Yo’s passing, Sue spent her days with her sister-in-law Betty, with whom she shared a special bond. She loved to spend time with her family, namely with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sue will be missed by many. Her warm, sincere smile is etched in the memories of all who loved her. She will always hold a special place in everyone’s hearts and minds.

A private family service will be held at Sue’s request. In lieu of flowers and Koden, donations can be made to Fairmont Extendicare: 115 Fairmont Blvd S Lethbridge, AB T1K 5V2.


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