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Alice Omoto

September 27, 1924 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 96)

Obituary

Alice Omoto (nee Takahashi), 96, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2021 in Watrous, SK. Alice was born in Coquitlam, BC in 1924. Growing up, Alice and her six siblings would work on the family strawberry farm in Surrey, BC after school with their parents. Unfortunately, after the bombing of Pearl Harbour the majority of Japanese Canadians were forced into internment camps. Luckily, as the Takahashi family had their own farm they were permitted to stay together as long as they relocated to a sugar beet farm in Alberta. After performing hard labour on the farm for five years, Alice accompanied a friend to Toronto where she worked as a seamstress in a factory for the next thirty years. It was in Toronto where Alice met her future husband, Steve. Upon retirement Alice and Steve relocated to Vancouver, BC. Shortly after Steve’s passing, Alice relocated to Vernon, BC in 1991 following the Falez family whom Alice quickly was welcomed as an adopted member. For over 30 years Alice continued to follow the moves of the Falez family to various locations throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. In her final years, Alice was a resident of Bethany Pioneer Village, Middle Lake and Manitou Lodge, Watrous. Alice was known for her love and knowledge of gardening, being an avid baseball fan and unforgettable giggle. In addition to her late husband Steve, Alice was also predeceased by her four brothers and sister. Alice is survived by her brother John, many nieces and nephews and their families as well as Viktor and Monika Falez, their four children and their families. As per Alice’s request there will not be a memorial service.

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