September 7, 1922 – February 18, 2021
Rose was born on September 7, 1922 at Balmoral Cannery near Prince Rupert, BC, and passed away peacefully at her Port Coquitlam home on February 18, 2021 at the age of 98.
Rose was predeceased by her parents Unokichi and Shizue (née Tomizawa) Sakamoto, infant daughter Jeannie, husband Kikuo (Ken) Kimura, son-in- law Wayne, former daughter-in-law Gloria, and siblings Keisaku, Hideko, Fumaki (Lily), Kingo, Naohiko (Nash), Naoto (John) and Nobu (Daisy).
Rose will be lovingly missed by her siblings Jurai (Jim), Clara, Ken, and Shigeko (Mary); her children Maxine, Don (Frances), Blake (Denise), Rosalie (Adrian), Cary (Betty), Jerry (Elizabeth), stepson George, 17 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.
Rose, along with her parents and siblings were interned at Greenwood in 1942 and Rose then moved to Lethbridge, where she married Ken Kimura and worked in farming until they returned to the coast after the war.
Rose and Ken, a commercial fisherman, returned to the Skeena River area in 1950 with their young children. They eventually made Prince Rupert their home, raising their growing family. Rose worked as a fish filleter until her retirement in 1988. Rose lived in Comox, BC for 10 years before settling in Port Coquitlam in 2010.
No funeral service by request; Koden gratefully declined. A private family gathering will take place later this year.Obituary
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