Yasuo Sakai

Yasuo Sakai

He was born on 08 January 1914. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Vancouver, BC and Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Iwa Sakai (mother; nee Iwa Yamamoto), Kahei Sakai (father), Chieko Sakai (wife; nee Chieko Kurisu), Satoru Sakai (son), and Yoshio Sakai (son). His home address is listed as PO Box 184, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Summerville Hotel, Summerville, ON; Angler, ON and 136 Maria Street, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameYasuo Sakai
Custodian Identification Number1049_xi
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Summerville, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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