Yachiyo (Nakamura) Yoneyama

Yachiyo Yoneyama (Nakamura) March 23, 1917 - August 12, 2013 Dr. Yachiyo Yoneyama (Nakamura)

March 23, 1917 - August 12, 2013

Dr. Yachiyo Yoneyama (Nakamura) passed away August 12, 2013 in her 96th year at the Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital with her sister Mitsue and family by her side. She is survived by her sister Mitsue Kobayashi (Allan); brother Harold Yoneyama (Pat); nieces and nephew Fay and Tom Kobayashi (Margaret); Dr. Joan Fujiwara-Foster (Jerry); Linda Biasatti (Rich); and Dr. Norma Yoneyama-Sergejewich (Pete); grand-nieces and nephews Samantha, Kimiko, Kiyomi, Lauren, Marcus, Matthew and Andrew.

She was predeceased by husband William; sister Dr. Misao Yoneyama (Wesley); and her parents Rikizo and Yone Yoneyama.

In 1943, Yachiyo became the first woman dentist to be graduated from the University of Alberta. After graduation she furthered her studies on a Guggenheim Fellowship in New York.

She practiced children's dentistry in Toronto during her working career.

Yachiyo will be remembered for her conscientious professionalism, love for children and artistic talent.

Grateful thanks are expressed to the Amica at Erin Mills Retirement Home, and to the doctors and nursing staff at the Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Hospital for their outstanding care and concern.

Donations in Yachiyo's memory may be made to theTrillium Health Centre Foundation at www.trilliumgiving.ca. A family memorial will be held at a later date.

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Published in National Post from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2013