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Obon Cemetery Visitation Sat. July 13, 2019

After too much snow, ice and cold weather, spring is officially here and we can think ahead to summer and Obon. The following is the Cemetery Visitation Schedule for Saturday July 13 and the assigned choshos. For each of the Hatsubon, English and Japanese services on Sunday July 14, we encourage members to bring homyos and Memory Lanterns and remind you that they will be returned immediately after each service.

We are very pleased to have guest minister, Rev. Brian Nagata, conduct the services at Toronto Necropolis, St. James and Mount Pleasant Cemeteries.

There have been changes to this year’s schedule. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Cemeteries receiving central services for Saturday, July 13

Rev. Brian Nagata

  • Toronto Necropolis – 9:00 am
  • St. James – 9:30 am
  • Mount Pleasant – 10:00 am

Rev. Yoshimichi Ouchi

  • Prospect – 9:30 am
  • Park Lawn – 10:30 am

Aki Ikebata

  • Pine Hills – 9:30 am
  • Rest Haven – 10:30 am

Paul Aoki

  • Glen Oaks – 9:30 am
  • Spring Creek – 10:00 am

Dennis Madokoro

  • Highland Memorial – 9:30 am
  • Elgin Mills – 11:00 am

Susan Ebisuzaki – New

  • Sanctuary, South – 9:00 am
  • Meadowvale – 1:00 pm or to be arranged

Cemeteries receiving individual graveside services

Joanne Yuasa

York – 9:30 am

Jessie Ebata

  • Sanctuary, North – 9:00 am
  • Riverside and St. Phillips – 9:30 am

John Nishikawa

Glendale – 9:30 am

Pauline Knude

  • Pine Ridge – 1:00 pm
  • Salem – 1:30 pm

The Obon committee is grateful for the continuing support of all volunteers. Together we ensure the success of this wonderful tradition. We ask all families for their patience while waiting for the arrival of Senseis and Choshos.