Kimiyo Hiraishi

Kimiyo Hiraishi

She was born on 3 November 1918. She was a cashier employed by New Pier Cafe. Her family includes Kitaro Hiraishi (father) and Teru Hiraishi (mother; nee Teru Hashimoto). Her home address is listed as 472 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameKimiyo Hiraishi
Custodian Identification Number12097
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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