1920 – 2017
Rose Tasaka left for her heavenly home on Monday, July 31, 2017. Rose will be dearly missed by her three daughters, June Kitamura (Kats), Eileen Willms (Karl) and Elaine Englar. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Kevin, Kelly, Craig, Kyle, Laura, Michelle, Jacqueline, Orie, and her ten great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Tye Tasaka, and daughter, Karen Tasaka-Jupp.
Mom was born at Kerrisdale, Vancouver, BC. She attended a one-room red school house at Clayoquot from grades 1 – 8. She graduated from MacLean High, Maple Ridge. In 1938, she attended the Academy of Designer Arts, after which she worked at Robson Dressmakers (1939 – 1942). In July of 1942 she evacuated to East Lillooet where she taught the children in the internment camp. In February 1945 Mom married Tye and they lived in a number of BC Interior towns in the Thompson and Okanagan valleys, eventually settling in Kamloops.
Rose’s greatest joy was to be spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Interior Health and Ponderosa Lodge for their compassionate care and support. We would also like to express our thanks and appreciation to Dr. P. Sigalet for his attentive care to our Mom.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to Ponderosa Lodge, 425 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2T4, or to the charity of your choice. In keeping with Mom’s wishes, a private family celebration of life will be held in Vancouver. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com.Print This Obituary & Condolences