IMAHASHI AyakoPosted: August 27th, 2014
AYAKO IMAHASHI passed away peacefully at the Raymond Health Center on August 24, 2014 at the age of 100 years. Ayako was born on Bowen Island, BC on July 19, 1914 to Naotaro and Yuki Sunada. In 1927 Ayako moved to a farm in Surrey BC where she met Tanekichi Imahashi and married in 1934. The family was relocated to Raymond AB in 1942. Ayako is survived by her children: Haruko Ikeda, Yoshiko Imahashi, Bob (Sharon) Imahashi, Doris (Grant) Jeffery, Judy (Robert) Takaguchi and Carolyn (Ken) MacDonald. She also leaves grandchildren: Bonnie, Debbie, Craig and Pam Ikeda; Todd, Dean, Kevin and Kristy Imahashi Jody (Steve) Janz, Scott (Lindy) Takaguchi and great grandchildren Amy and Andrew Janz. She is also survived by her sister Hideko Ito and sister-in-law Miyo Sunada. She is predeceased by her parents Yuki and Naotaro Sunada, brothers Ken and Masato Sunada, son-in-law Roy Ikeda, brother-in-law Jack Ito and granddaughter Lori Takaguchi. Ayako was involved with the Raymond Buddhist Church and enjoyed ballroom dancing, Tai-Chi, fishing, singing and trips with her husband. Later she enjoyed Casino trips with heart warming thoughtful friends. Friends may meet the family on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME 703 13 St. N., Lethbridge as well as prior to the service at the BTSA on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 40 St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating. In lieu of flowers and koden, donations may be made to the Raymond Health Center, Box 599, Raymond, Alberta, T0K 2S0 or to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta.