Sakaye Yasui

Sakaye Yasui

She was born on 2 May 1921. Her name is also listed as Kathleen Oikawa. Her married name is Sakaye Oikawa and Kathleen Oikawa. She was a dressmaker. Her family includes Yukino Yasui (mother; nee Yukino Ishikawa), Kentaro Yasui (father), and Eichi Oikawa [also listed as Thomas Oikawa] (husband; married on April 17, 1943). Her home address is listed as 1974 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC.


Regularized NameSakaye Yasui
Custodian Identification Number15186
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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