In Celebration of

Kahoko Lie

October 15, 1932 -  March 3, 2018

Passed away in Ottawa on Saturday, March 3, 2018; age 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Tiam Lie. Loving mother of Mei-Lan Morton (Mark). Cherished and celebrated grandmother of Ryan, Alec, and Colin Marko. Will be sadly missed by many family members in Japan. Predeceased by Michael Marko and her shining star, her granddaughter Ginny Marko who loved her dearly, applauded her sense of style, and spent many vacations sharing a room on adventures. “Oma” was a spirited, fun and humorous person to all whose lives she touched.

Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa). A Celebration of Kahoko’s life will take place at Beechwood on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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Pamela Cowan (Friend)

Entered March 5, 2018 from Ottawa

Oma was a gracious and kind woman who always welcomed Mei-Lan and all her friends into her home. Her smile and bright eyes could light up a room with warmth and kindness. I wish I could have spoken Japanese because I would have loved to hear her story. She was truly a beautiful woman, inside and out. Bon voyage, Oma.

Angie (Spence) Kelly (Friend)

Entered March 5, 2018 from Ottawa

Dear Mei Lan, Mark and family,

I was sorry to read of your loss and extend my deepest sympathy. Your mother's enthusiasm shines through in her photo. That part of her will always stay with you.
My warmest regards,

Kirby Abbott (friend)

Entered March 5, 2018 from Malaysia

To Mei-Lan, Ryan, Colin, Alec and Mark- am thinking of all of you and Oma. I have so many wonderful memories of her with you throughout your lives. All of those memories- at birthday parties, "babysitting", shopping, driving lessons, etc she was smiling and laughing. I always had the impression that life for her was a continual exciting gift of happy surprises - we were always greeted with an inviting smile that made us feel always welcomed. Will go to the temple this weekend and light a candle and contemplate her amazing life story and the gift she gave all of us.

Renia and Wojtek Mazur with Beatka and her family: Claude Mathieu with Juliusz ans Ariadna (a long time friend)

Entered March 6, 2018 from Ottawa

Kahoko and Harry were very nice people. When I saw them first time with their little daughter Mai-Lan on the boat taking us all to Canada as immigrants - I approached them and introduced myself. Over the years we became friends. Later on with time our obligations shifted more towards our families, especially to grandchildren . I always admired Kahoko, her beautiful smile her very wise thinking and her sense of humor, her devotion to her family. She was very good person and it was our privilege to have known her. Mei-Lan, Dear Mei-Lan to you and to your family go my warmest words of sympathy. God be your Sweet Mom. And with you and your family at this difficult time.

With our love and sorrow,

Renia, Wojtek and Beatka with family

Luzia (Inês mother)

Entered March 9, 2018 from Switzerland

Send you a big HUG from us!


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