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Born: Jan 29, 1939

Date of Passing: Aug 04, 2022

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On August 4, 2022, Hiroshi Shimizu passed away at age 83.
Hiroshi was born in Vancouver on January 29, 1939 to Ichiro and Koto (Watanabe) Shimizu. He married Kazuko "Kay" Tsutsumi on September 4, 1971 and they welcomed their son David in 1972.
After receiving a metallurgical engineering degree from UBC, Hiroshi worked at the Manitoba Rolling Mills in Selkirk for 39 years. He and Kay were active volunteers in the Japanese community.
Hiroshi is survived by his son David and his sister Reiko. He was predeceased by his wife and parents.
Thank you to Actionmarguerite St. Boniface, Middlechurch Home, Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, and many home care workers for their care over the years.
Family and close friends will gather in his memory on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler Ave. at Henderson Highway.
If desired, please donate to a charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 13, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Hiroshima and I met in Point Grey Junior High. I don't recall if it was grade 7 or grade 8. In the summer months, we both spent evenings, and often other times, in Maple Grove Park. It wasn't long before we got to be great friends. Many Friday nights we would go to the movies and a pizza after. Sometimes we went Saturday, too. Somehow, we just fitted together. After Hugh School Hiroshi and I were in the sane car pool to UBC. When Hiroshi was offered a job by Manitoba Rolling Mills and moved to Manitoba, we still kept in touch. I was Best Man at his wedding with Kay. (I thought she was lovely and that she and Hiroshi suited each other beautifully.) A couple if years later, Kay and Hiroshi were in Vancouver with son David. I was asked to be David's Godfather. An honor to which I agreed. After Kay's passing and as time went on we lost touch. I often thought of Hiroshi and David and tried to contact them when I came back from California to Vancouver. It just didn't happen. I am truly, truly saddened to hear that Hiroshi has passed. I would have liked to have contact, just to mull over our past activities. But, c'est la vie, I guess. To David, Reiko and Hiroshi's family I offer my deepest and most sincere condolences. This is a very sad event to find in my email. To David, Reiko and Hiroshi's family, I am so sorry. - Posted by: David Black (Best Friend, Best Man at Wedding) on: Aug 13, 2022

  • We walked to school together a great deal from 6th grade to 11th grade and he was always one of the friendliest people I ever met. - Posted by: John R Barberie (School mate, neighbour, team mate) on: Aug 13, 2022

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