Kaname"Connie" Kunimoto Tribute Fund
MRS. KANAME "CONNIE" KUNIMOTO (nee Ohno) passed away at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, September 7, 2007 at the age of 78 years. Connie is survived by her loving family: Wayne, Monte (Angie) of Lethbridge, Tom of Calgary and her three grandchildren, Steven, Josh and Tianna, all of Lethbridge. She is also survived by three brothers: Kaz (Sets), Ted (Shirley), Tom (Pat) and sisters Tamiko and Rumi (Ichio) Ibuki. Connie was pre-deceased by her husband Steve in 2001 and last year by her mother, Mrs. Mitsuyo Ohno. Connie was born in Mission B.C on March 31, 1929 and arrived in Southern Alberta in 1942. In 1958, she was married her late husband, Steve, and began raising her "boys" first in Spring Coulee and later settling in Magrath. She was always very active in the lives of her children, grandchildren and the development of the communities where she and Steve lived. Always having a knack for the creative, she started a ceramics studio to teach people in the rural community the craft and to create a social environment for those cold winter nights. When her children reached school age, Connie worked for the Cardston School Division as a bus driver, chauffeuring her kids and several others to school each day. Connie was also an avid golfer and until Steve’s passing and the deterioration of her own health, was a member for several years at the Magrath Golf Course. She moved to Lethbridge in 2003 to be closer to her family and care where she resided until her passing. Friends may meet with family on Tuesday September 11, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Generation Funeral Home - 703 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday September 12, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH, 3611 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge with Reverend Y. Izumi officiating. Cremation. Koden is gratefully declined. In lieu, people should donate to the charitable organization of their choice.
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