Chiyo Syrja

October 27, 1941 – December 8, 2021
With great sadness, we regretfully announce the passing of Chiyo Syrja on December 8th, 2021. Born in Aizuwakamatsu, Japan, on October 27, 1941, she emigrated at the age of 20 and eventually settled in Canada.
She was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother and grandmother, and a generous and gracious hostess to her many friends and neighbours.
She is survived by her husband Tauno, her children Ken (Billie Jean), Kay (Colby), Lee (Brad) and grandchildren Taylor, Daniel, Hayden, Erik, Nathaniel and Emersyn. She is also survived by sisters Saiko and Fumiko and nieces and nephews in both Canada and Japan.
She is predeceased by parents Chuji and Kimino Matsuki and siblings Nobuko and Koichi.
A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date. To read the full obituary, and offer a personal message of condolence, please visit the family’s online register at
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