In memory of

Kimiye Nonomura

July 22, 1934 -  February 9, 2023

With great sadness, the family of KIMIYE NONOMURA (née: Kado) announce that Kim passed away peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

Kim was born in Vancouver, B.C., and moved to the Lethbridge, AB area in 1942. She married Kiyoshi in 1954 and they were happily married for 68 years. They moved to Burnaby, B.C. in 1966 and to the Greater Toronto Area in 1969 – first to Etobicoke and then to Brampton in 1999.

Kim will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her for her many wonderful qualities and will be dearly missed. Her family was always her number one priority, and she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Kim always had time for her children and grandchildren, and was instrumental in shaping the adults they have become.

Kim loved to travel with Kiyo, sister and best friend Kaz, and brother-in-law Tosh, and to share these experiences with family and friends. She was a passionate gardener and loved tending to her roses, flowers, and vegetables over the years. She was also a talented seamstress, and each of the grandchildren still has the baby blankets she lovingly made for them.

Kim was an exceptional baker and cook. Her sons remember the dozens of cookies, doughnuts, butterhorns, and other treats that filled the freezer each month when they were young – she jokingly claimed it was the only reason that the boys had any friends. Family and friends always looked forward to the amazing spread of Japanese and Chinese food that Kim prepared to welcome each New Year, a tradition carried on by the next generations.

Cherishing her memory and remembering her always are her sons Kevin (Denise), and Kent and her grandchildren Robert, David (Tracy), and Michael. She will be missed by her sisters Toshiko Tsukishima, Irene Tsukijima, and Kaz (Tosh) Kanashiro, and also by her many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Kiyo, father Sueo, mother Masuko, brothers Keichi and Ko, sisters Michiko and Fumi Jasiukiewicz, and brothers-in-law Wesley Jasiukiewicz, Sumio Tsukishima and Eiji Tsukijima.

The family would like to thank the ACE and Dementia unit doctors, nurses, and staff at Brampton Civic Hospital for their compassionate care during Kim’s final weeks.

A private Celebration of Kim’s Life will be held at a later date in Lethbridge AB. In lieu of flowers or koden, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County, the Alzheimer Society of Peel or to your favourite charity in Kim’s memory.


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Jeff & Brenda Manser (A friend of Kent and the family)

Entered February 15, 2023 from Minden

Our Condolences to all her Family and friends.

Ken and Carol Coulter (Friend)

Entered February 16, 2023 from Orangeville, Ontario

Our thoughts are certainly with Kevin and Kent, and their families.
Our thoughts are also with Kiyo and Kim, who are likely sitting arm and arm high on a hill in Hawaii; reflecting on the good life they lived, and a life's job, so well done.

Trish & Michael McRae (Friend)

Entered February 16, 2023 from Burlington

Such a beautiful and compassionate friend....lovingly missed!
She created such great and wonderful memories.....her passing will forever leave a void in our lives!
May our Lord forever hold her close.
Love you so much and forever!

Beth Robertson and Chris Stevens 

Entered February 19, 2023

Kevin, Denise and the Nonomura Family,

We are sending our heartfelt condolences to all of you and hope that the many beautiful memories you have provide comfort to you during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Beth and Chris

Tom Atchison (Brother-in-law /sister-in-law to Kevin)

Entered February 21, 2023 from Welland

Our Condolences to the Nonomura,Tsukishima, Tsukijima, and Kanashiro families on loss of Kim. My fondest memory of Kim was for a number of years that my parents and I always associated New Year’s Day with the wonderful Japanese food that Kim had prepared and all the college football Kevin had on for New Year’s Bowl games at Kim and Kiyo’s home. It is nice to hear that the tradition is still being carried on by the next generation. The Atchison Family Marianne and Tom.


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