1919 - 2019
Jean Hisako Tatebe, beloved wife of the late Joe Tatebe, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the age of 100 years.
The Funeral Service was held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at Taber Memorial Garden.
Although she did not have any children, Jean was like a mother to her siblings and to many others in her life. She was the first of four children born to Fusakichi Fujimagari and his first wife, Misu Hayashi in Burnaby, British Columbia and was a half sister to the children from a second family. Of her siblings, she is survived by Joyce Hirasawa, Margaret Clark and sister-in-law Hiroye Fujimagari; her step children Albert Tatebe, Joan Bielun, Dalphy Pollard and Rodney Tatebe and by numerous extended family.
She was predeceased by her husband Joe Tatebe in 2011 and her first husband Eichi Kitagawa in 1986; brothers Jack, Yoshio, Taketomo Fujimagari and her sisters Takeko Baba and Akiko “Anne” Kamitakahara; brothers-in-law Harry Baba, George Hirasawa and Ken Clark; sisters-in-law Mary Fujimagari and Barbara Fujimagari and numerous other family members.
At the request of the family, Koden and flowers are gratefully declined.