Family History

Grandfather: Meinosuke Ishiwara b. 1881 Kyoto; immigrated to Vancouver 1901; practiced medicine among Japanese immigrants; a prominent and highly respected member of Japanese community; active in many community organizations including Vancouver Japanese Language School; returned to Japan 1941 following the death of his wife Masu, re-immigrated to Vancouver 1956. d. 1961 in Vancouver

Father: Harold Mitsugi Shimokura b. 1904 Hiroshima Japan; immigrated to Vancouver 1915; started grade 1 at 11 years old at Prince of Wales Elementary School; Graduated Prince of Wales HS 1924; attended UBC, U of AB, earned MD at U of Toronto 1932, residency at St Luke’s Hospital in Tokyo 1932-4; practiced medicine in Vancouver until 1942, then Raymond, Lethbridge until 1951, and in Vancouver. d. 1975.  (71 yrs old)

Mother: Ethel Aya Ishiwara b. 1913 Vancouver; d. 1994 (81 yrs old)

Parents married 1936; 3 children

Resided: 268 N Nanaimo St Vancouver 1936-1942

Interned in Tashme 1942 to 1946

Resided: Raymond AB 1946-7, Lethbridge AB 1947-51

Returned to Vancouver 1951; father re-established his medical practice until he retired about 1960 when he fell ill with Parkinson’s.

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