Tsurui Fong

Tsurui Fong

She was born on 2 January 1923. Her maiden name is Tsurui Kimura and her previous married name is Tsurui Jay. She was a domestic. Her family includes Kochiye Kimura (mother; nee Kochiye Takeda), Kikumatsu Kimura (father), Berkley Pat Fong (second husband), and Hong Wah Jay (first husband). Mission, BC; 435 Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, BC; 531 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC; and 524 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She lived at 830 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC and the file indicates that she was “exempt” from being forcibly uprooted.


Regularized NameTsurui Fong
Custodian Identification Number14437
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Mission
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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