Tomi Okino

Tomi Okino

She was born on 15 April 1920. She was a cannery worker employed by Great Northern Cannery. Her family includes Gonsuke Okino (father) and Tamano Okino (mother; nee Tamano Yamamoto). She lived in West Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Popoff, BC.


Regularized NameTomi Okino
Custodian Identification Number10348
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Popoff, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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