September 5, 2021
Florence Hiroko Kishi (nee Kimura), 91, of Port Coquitlam, BC, passed away peacefully at Crossroads Hospice on September 5, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Isao; her brothers Greg and Edmund; brothers-in-law Etsuo and Jim; and her parents Kishizo and Haruno Kimura. Florence is survived by her three children, Neil (Sheela), Denise (Barron), and Dale (Keiko); sisters Blanche and Beatrice; sister-in-law Doris; grandchildren Michael, Nathan, and Sophia; and many nieces and nephews.
Florence was born in Vancouver and was later interned with her family at Christina Lake during WWII. She graduated from Grand Forks High School and then worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses throughout her life. She married Isao in 1959 and raised their family at Christina Lake where she enjoyed a long history of volunteerism, including being secretary-treasurer for many non-profit organizations and being a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Community Club for 55 years.
In 2006, Florence purchased a condo at Mayfair Terrace Retirement Residence in Port Coquitlam where she lived for over 15 years. She was the resident social committee representative and was an enthusiastic participant in many activities and events, especially those involving food. She continued to enjoy her hobbies including needlework, puzzles, and crafts.
Florence cherished spending time with family and friends. We will remember all our good times together at the lake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Crossroads Hospice Society in Port Moody, BC.Obituary-
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