Shizue Okano

Shizue Okano

She was born on 23 July 1914. She was a cannery worker employed by Knight Inlet Cannery, Knight Inlet, BC. Her family includes Yasu Okano (mother; nee Yasu Yamanoka), and Tayokichi Okano (father). Her home address is listed as 328 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC.


Regularized NameShizue Okano
Custodian Identification Number9776
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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