In memory of

Kiyoshi Nonomura

October 20, 1932 -  August 2, 2022

With great sadness, the family of KIYOSHI NONOMURA announce that Kiyo passed away peacefully, with his wife at his side, at Brampton Civic Hospital on Tuesday August 2, 2022.

Kiyo was born in Vancouver, B.C. and moved to the Lethbridge, AB area in 1942. He married Kim 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 Rosedale Village in Brampton in 1999.

Family was his number one priority and he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Kiyo started as a shipper receiver in Lethbridge and worked his way up to Vice President of Purchasing for an automotive aftermarket distributor in Toronto. He was well respected in the industry and was known as a shrewd but fair negotiator. His role allowed him to travel to many places around the world, and Kim was often able to accompany him.

He was a passionate gardener, and Kim & Kiyo won the Etobicoke Garden Award three times. Kiyo’s love of the outdoors is carried on by his sons through interests they shared with their Dad (photography and fly fishing). He also enjoyed doing stained glass and traveling (particularly with long-time best friends Kaz & Tosh Kanashiro), and he was always busy helping neighbours in whatever way he could.

Cherishing his memory and remembering him always are his loving wife, Kimiye “Kim”, his sons Kent and Kevin (Denise) and his grandchildren David (Tracy), Michael, and Robert. He will be missed by his sister Audrey Nishikawa and also by his many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Misao “Mary” and Shuji “Sam”, his brother George, sister-in-law Hats, and brother-in-law Harold Nishikawa.

A Celebration of Kiyo’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022 (see the Funeral Details for further information). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


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Mary & Brian Barr (Denise's sister, Kevin's sister in law)

Entered August 5, 2022 from Mississauga, ON

I have so many wonderful memories of Japanese New Years with the Nonomura family! Days spent preparing the amazing feast! And little Tricky being confined to the kitchen! Most recently I spoke with Kim & Kiyo at their new residence, and Kiyo could not speak highly enough about his daughter in law, Denise. He said she was their angel!
Kim, Kevin, Kent, Denise, and Robert, David and Michael - my spirit moves in sympathy with each of you in the loss of your beloved, husband, father, grandfather.

Trish & Michael McRae (Dear Friends)

Entered August 5, 2022 from Burlington

Kiyo was truly one of a kind. A true 'dear friend' whose memory will be forever cherished.
He was always there to lend a helping hand and always seemed to approach issues in a calm and respectful manner, a true measure of a wonderful caring person.
He was loved by many and admired by all who had the privilege of knowing this 'dear friend'.
May God always hold him near!

Nick Suozzi (Friend)

Entered August 5, 2022 from Oakville

Our sincerest condolences go out to you and your family .
Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.


Kathi Malloch (Friend)

Entered August 5, 2022 from Mississauga

Kevin, Denise and family:
We were very sorry to hear of your father’s passing Kevin. I have some fond memories of friendly chats with both your Mom and Dad when they would come to visit you on Stoneybrook and when they would stop in to check on your house when you were away. I hope that you can rest easy now knowing that he is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Kathi & Ian Malloch

Bregeen mc Shea (Cousin of Denise)

Entered August 6, 2022 from Donegal, Ireland

Hi Denise and Kevin, very sorry to hear of your Dad's death. May he rest in peace


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