Motoe Tamaki

Obituary of Motoe Tamaki

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Tamaki, Motoe (nee Nishizawa)  after a long and slow battle with Alzheimer’s on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby.

Motoe is survived by her sister Sheena, daughters Eileen and Betty, three grandchildren Amanda, Rhys and William,  and great grandaughter Tessa.

Motoe was born on January 11th, 1928 in Vancouver, BC.

During her working life she was a bookeeper but took great pride and care in looking after her family.  She enjoyed sewing cooking and volunteering.

She was always kind and loving.  Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and their many accomplishments which she was very proud of.  From her grandsons wedding and meeting her 1st and only great grandaughter.  To her grandsons dream of going to Japan.  She took great pride in her grandaughters participation in Special Olympics sports and Momentum Choir.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Society, Momentum Choir or a charity of your choice.


Dear Mom,

I love you mom, but I'm ashamed to say i didn't always appreciate you.  When I was young, I'm sure I took you for granted.  Since then I've seen so many moms make mistakes that you'd never do.  Many of those mistakes involve not teaching strength of character.  Funny thing is, it just came easy to you-you have that strength of character.  Then there was that time recently when I got really angry with you because I thought I "lost" you to pre-Alzheimer’s.  Your meds won't stop it, just make it go slower.  Then a wise person suggested that I not only try to remember the good memories, but that I remember how I got be where I am today.  In other words, I'm basically a good person.  Growing up mom you were my champion,  my greatest fan.  You didn't spoil me, but I really felt I was important to you.  Mom,  you made me who I am today and I really like me. Today, I'm teaching my daughter to do for others what you did for me.  Doing for others and liking yourself-perhaps that's the secret of life.  To you and other good mothers: Happy Mother's Day!! - Eileen McCormick

A Memorial Tree was planted for Motoe
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Tallman Funeral Homes - Vineland
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