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UCHIDA, Irene Ayako, PhD
Officer of the Order of Canada
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Toronto, in her 96th year. Survived by sister June (George). Auntie Irene will be missed by nieces Karen, Lynn (Dale) and Julie (Clemence) and by great-nieces Sachiko, Erin (Patrick), Reiko and Shoko. An Officer of the Order of Canada, and Professor Emeritus at McMaster University in the departments of Pediatrics and Pathology, Irene had a lifelong love of learning. She will be remembered for her feistiness, her sense of humour, her love of music and her insistence on proper grammar. A simple gathering will be held at the Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Toronto, on Saturday August 3. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. A remembrance of Irene's life will be held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto on September 15.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 3, 2013.