In Loving Memory of Noriko Ando (Nakayama)
October 1, 1963 – October 6, 2015
Born in Tokyo and raised in Yokohama, Japan, as a beloved only daughter to late Sumi and Fukuichiro Nakayama. Noriko lived short but highly achieved life as an administrative/ accounting executive, children’s Japanese teacher, and ski instructor. Noriko will be remembered for her vitality, determination, beautiful smile and ageless charm.
Noriko loved classical music, played and taught piano and enjoyed variety of sports – tennis, golfing, and skiing. Her love for ski guided her way to Wisler, B.C. where young Noriko couched many skiers as a certified instructor. In her professional life, she led her cooperate administration and accounting team as national level director at Nippon Express Canada ltd.
Being an alumna of prestigious Waseda University in Japan with a degree in Education, her passion and true calling was to teach children – Noriko taught many children at Nikka Gakuen, Japanese language school in Scarborough, Ontario, on every Saturday morning for almost 10 years – until the illness forced her to take a leave from the position in 2014.
Most importantly, Noriko was a loving and proud mother of her two wonderful sons, Kailo and Taiga. They were the true source of her joy, reason to battle the illness, and hope for future.
She passed away peacefully at the age of 52, in the palliative care unit at the Credit Valley Hospital (Trillium Health Partners), Mississauga, Ontario, in the early afternoon on October the 6th, 2015, while both sons held her hands and many friends stood by.
Sunday, October the 18th, 2015
Viewing 11am – 12pm
Memorial Service 12pm-1pm
Reception 1pm-4pm (everyone is welcome)
St. John’s Dixie Cemetery and Crematorium
737 Dundas Street E Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 2B5
If you wish to send flowers, please kindly do so through:
http://www.erinmillsflorist.com/ (by Monday, Oct 12, 2015)
or other florists