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.
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,
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.
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
Send you a big HUG from us!