With deep sadness we have said goodbye to a special person. Someone we loved and who can never be replaced.
Kiyoto (Kiyo) Nishijima was Born on February 3, 1933 in New Westminster BC and just celebrated his 90th birthday. He passed away peacefully at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on February 19, 2023.
Kiyo worked for many years as a Parts Salesman for Fleming Motors and ended his career at Mountview Dodge as their first employee to retire from this dealership.
Kiyo loved to participate and watch all sports. He was a very sociable person and developed many friendships along the way. He was fortunate to come from a large family and loved spending time with them. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for family, friends or even a stranger.
He is survived by his wife Tokiko (Toki) whom he was married to for 66 years. His two daughters Elaine (Randy) Joevenazzo, Kelly (Randy) Scoville. Grand children Chelsii Scoville , Bryson (Karrie) Joevenazzo, great grandson Braylen Joevenazzo. Rayelle Joevenazzo, Kiyomi Scoville. He is also survived by his siblings Marjorie Tomomitsu (Kaz) predeceased, Irene (Paul) Rohrer, Don (Maureen) Yamagishi, Lloyd Yamagishi (Marion), Rick (Terri) Yamagishi and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Yajiro and Shizue Yamagishi. His brothers Bill Nishijima, Richard Nishijima, sister Mary Nishijima and his nieces Karyn Yamagishi and Naomi Nishijima.
There will be an intimate immediate family gathering to celebrate Kiyo's life. In lieu of flowers and Koden, the family requests that donations be made to an organization of your choice.
We would like to thank the staff at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital Unit 5A for all their support and health care during Kiyo's stay.
The family would also like to thank Dr. J Kennedy, the staff at Marthas House, Home care workers and to Salmon and Sons Funeral Home Ltd for their support and service.
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