Etsuko "Sue" Kitagawa Tribute Fund
Kitagawa, Etsuko (Sue)
August 14, 1929 – September 17, 2011
It is with extreme sadness that the family of Etsuko (Sue) Kitagawa announces her passing at the age of 82. She will forever be remembered by her loving husband Ken; children, Terry (Brian) Miner, Jim (Wendy) Kitagawa, Ron Kitagawa; and grandchildren, Takara Miner, Kenji Miner, and Graeme Kitagawa. She is also survived by her sisters, Ayako Wakimoto, Emi Minemoto, Judy Fukushima, and brothers, Takeichi Tsujita and Jim Tsujita.
Sue was born in Whonnock, B.C., and lived her early years in Iron Springs, Alberta. She attended Henderson’s College of Business in Calgary and married Ken in 1954. In 1958, they moved to Pincher Creek, where they worked and raised their family. Sue was employed at the CIBC for over 30 years, retiring in 1989. She and Ken spent their retirement years traveling in their motorhome to Arizona, camping with family, and attending rallies with the Good Sam’s Club. Sue loved to read and play crib, and she was never without a crossword puzzle book. Throughout her many medical challenges, she maintained a positive attitude and always thought of others before herself. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Irving at the Pincher Creek Health Centre for his excellent care.
Sue’s request for a private family service will be honoured. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.
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