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Memorable Manitobans: Sunoshin Larry Tonogai (c1930-1980)


Born in British Columbia around 1930, son of Seiichiro [Suichiro] Tonogai (1905-1966) and Hisako Tonogai (c1908-1959), he accompanied the family to Winnipeg in 1947. He was Principal of Whytewold Beach School #1 (1952-1953) and moved to Ottawa, Ontario by 1966. He and his wife, Etsuko “Ets” Fujita, had two sons and later settled at Regina, Saskatchewan. He died there on 20 March 1980 and was buried at Riverside Memorial Park in Regina.


Obituary [Sue Fujita], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 December 1958, page 11.

Obituary [Hisako Tonogai], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 1959, page 26.

Obituary [Seiichiro Tonogai], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1966, page 24.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 March 1980, page 40.

Burial transcription, Brookside Cemetery, City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 August 2017

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