Itu Kanaya

Itu Kanaya

She was born on 15 March 1922. Her name is also listed as Itu Joyce Kanaya. She was a student. Her family includes Midaro Kanaya (mother; nee Midaro Sameshima) and Yaozo Kanaya (father). 1227 Water Street, Prince Rupert, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Ottawa, ON and Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameItu Kanaya
Custodian Identification Number15532
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Ottawa, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Prince Rupert


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