Shizuye Iwasaki

Shizuye Iwasaki

She was born on 19 April 1921. She was a cannery worker employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. Her family includes Yasuye Iwasaki (mother), and Otomatsu Iwasaki (father). Her home address is listed as House No. 28, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kamloops, BC.


Regularized NameShizuye Iwasaki
Custodian Identification Number5939
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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