INOUYE, SANAYE (nee Nakamichi) August 30, 1921- December 14, 2022 - Passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at home with family by her side. Predeceased by her loving husband of 39 years, Jokichi Inouye (1979) and daughter Yuriko (2016). She was a caring and devoted mother to Peter (Ginny), Tad (Naomi), Isao (Akiko), Teruko, Michiko, Kikuye, Ronald, Jack (JoAnn), Wendy and Kim. Proud Bachan (grandmother) to Phillip (Harriet), Audrey (David), Stacey, Keri (John), Jeffrey, Karen, Kimiko, Debra (Oliver), Matthew, Brian (Trish) and Andrew (Lauren). Hi-Bachan (great-grandmother) to Sophie, Abigail, Ella, Grayson, Taro, Kiyoshi, Kaito, Nami, Tomi, Alice, Callum, Lillian, Norah, Liam and Peyton. She will be greatly missed by her niece, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews and extended family.
Born in Marpole, BC, Mom lived her early life on Sea Island, BC and subsequently in Kagoshima, Japan; Manchuria; Paldi, BC; Picture Butte and Turin Alberta; Hearst, Crow Creek, Kapuskasing and Toronto, Ontario.
She enjoyed sewing, travelling, gardening, bowling, playing cards, Wynford Seniors events and regular gatherings with the family and close family friends.
Thanks to Dr. Blaise Clarkson for her dedication and excellent work caring for Mom over the years.
A Celebration of Life to recognize Mom’s amazing 101 years will be held in the summer of 2023. In lieu of flowers or Koden, donations in memory of Sanaye Inouye to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre or the University Health Network Foundation to support Dr. Kazuhiro Yasufuku’s research at Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Please visit uhnfoundation.ca/tribute or call 416-603-5300.