Yoneko May Goto

May 31, 1922 – November 30, 2022
In loving memory ~
A peaceful end came to a wonderful life of a lady, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in her 100th year. May was born in New Westminster and grew up in Delta at Sunbury, B.C.
After finishing grade 8 she went to the Goto family home in Yonekawa, Japan in 1937 to complete her schooling. She married Chuji (Charlie) (Chiba) in 1941 and he changed his name to Goto. May and Charlie returned to Canada in 1957 and moved to Kamloops, BC with their three children: Tab, Massey and Audrey.
She worked at a few different jobs and at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and retired in 1988 after 25 years with the Hospital Employees Union. She opened her home to all and always had a cheerful word and a reminder to “Drive Safe”. She enjoyed crafting and crocheting and made many afghans and scarves.
Five years after Charlie passed away, she moved to Nanaimo in 2005, living on her own until 2019. May will be missed by family and spouses Jane, Lavinia, Dan; grandchildren Sylvia, Kevin (Carolynne), Lindsay (Craig), Mike, Steven (Winnie), Sara (Russel), Samantha, and great-grandchildren Keenan, Corbin, Phoenix and Minerva. A celebration of her life will be held in May. Survived by sisters Kuni (Katsuji) Chiba in Kamloops and Hideko (Koji) Shima in Japan; brother Tadayoshi (Mikiko) Goto in Japan.


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