2901: Heichi Sasaki

2901: Heichi Sasaki

Heichi Sasaki

He was born on 25 July 1914. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Carlyle Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Ryu Sasaki (mother; nee Ryu Yoshida; in Japan), Hizo Sasaki (father), and Hanako Sasaki (wife; nee Hanako Yonekura). His home address is listed as House 19, Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Manitoba and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 July 1914
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Date exiled to Japan 24 December 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9332 (1065-1071)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2901
Name Heichi Sasaki



2901: Heichi Sasaki


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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