Chiyoko Izumi

Celebration of Life Open House

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022
The Waterfront Centre
555 Bay Street North
Hamilton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Chiyoko Izumi

(née Hashimoto) 

Peacefully with her family by her side on October 4th in her 102nd year. Chiyoko reunited with her late husband of 66 years Kaname (Harry)  Izumi. Loving mother of Diane (Dennis Nishizaki) and Janet Izumi  (Keith Mochizuki). Adoring and doting grandma to Brett (Laura),  Kimiye (Scott), Evan (Kim) and Jon (Rachel). Dear Great-Grandmother, “Super Bachan” and tv buddy to Noah and Selby,  Augusta and MacKenzie, Sam and Ana. Predeceased by siblings,  Ken Hashimoto, Gertrude Urabe, Mich Yamamoto and Nana Ishii.  Survived by her two sisters Margaret Takako Kawai and Sachi (Singy)  Suefuji. Will be missed by her extended family and her numerous  Odori (Japanese Dance) students past and present. Chiyoko was a  graceful Odori performer, dedicated Sensei and founder of the  Hamilton Suzuran Kai Odori group. In 2010, she was awarded the  Ontario Senior Achievement Award in recognition of her multiple  decades of teaching Japanese culture through her Odori Instruction.  The Japanese community will mourn her loss. A Celebration of Life Open House will be held at The Waterfront Centre, 555 Bay Street  North, Hamilton, on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 1:00  to 4:00 p.m. The family kindly requests that all who attend the Celebration wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hamilton Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre, 45 Hempstead Dr., Hamilton ON  L8W 2Y6, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family thanks Donald V. Brown Funeral Home for their help in making her after-life arrangements. Online condolences and notes of sympathy may be left at

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