Sachi Guilbert

Obituary of Sachi Guilbert

Daughter, wife, mother, baachan, aunt, retired teacher, matriarch, and maker of turkey dinners (each year better than the last), Christmas crepes, heavenly pies, and divine ice-cream – it is with deep sorrow that we announce your sudden death at the Winnipeg Heath Sciences Centre. Despite the best efforts of everyone in the operating room, your lung cancer and the surgery we thought would save you were trumped by the too-thin walls of the artery to your generous heart. Pre-deceased by father David Kiyoshi Mizobuchi; mother Sadako (Inouye) Mizobuchi; and brother John Jun Mizobuchi (Minori). Those left behind to ponder the mystery include: husband Norm; daughters Naomi (Hiroshi Koshiyama) and Kimi (Steve Lawrie); grandchildren Tomi and Remi Lawrie and Josie Smith-Weir (daughter of Megan and Jen); nephews Robert, Norman (Leila Wright) and Andrew Mizobuchi; grand-nieces Rebecca and Allison Mizobuchi-Wright; best friend Jeannine (Dumont) Christopherson; the Borys Family (Gladys, Greg, Sheila, Kelsey and Taryn), fine neighbours and many acquaintances. We will remember you--your fondness for food, travel, and tai chi, your Nordic walking poles, your generosity, fierceness, and passionate denouncement of prejudice and discrimination, your (sometimes) reluctance to forgive or apologize (you had your reasons), your appreciation for honest, plain speaking, your laugh, your hospitality, and your deep, deep love for your family. We are grateful for your 83 years on this sometimes turbulent earth and for your presence in our lives. May we live in your absence in ways that would make you continue to want to claim us. Thank-you to all the health care practitioners over the years who enabled Sachi to live an active and joy filled life. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the University of Winnipeg’s Model School Program. Cremation and private funeral have taken place. A Memorial service and interment will be held on or around July 13, 2022. Details to be announced.
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