Monica Kazuko Hall (Nee Tasaka)
December 19, 1940 to June 14, 2012
After a short illness, Monica left us to be with the Lord on June 14, 2012 at the age of 71 years.
Monica was born in Steveston, B.C. to Arizo and Hatsue Tasaka. She was the middle child of nine. Four brothers and five sisters made for a close knit family. In 1941, the Tasaka family endured the internment of the Japanese, where they were sent to the B.C. interior city of Greenwood. Monica met and married her Scottish love, Vince Hall in 1960. Soon after, they had their three children Brett, Jodi and Maureen.
In 1973, mining would bring the Hall family to Granisle, B.C., where Monica would work at the mines as a payroll clerk. One of Monica’s greatest passions was the endless special times family and friends shared at Char Bay Lodge on Babine Lake. Nana’s hot chocolates, hot water bottles, songs, laughter and loving hugs are only a few of the memories her grandchildren were lucky enough to grow up with.
In 2006, Vince, Monica and Koji moved to Smithers. Being close to family was always priority. Monica never failed to make each and every one of us feel, quite simply, “loved!”
Monica was predeceased by her dad (Arizo) in 1997, mother (Hatsue) 2006. Lovingly remembered by a loving husband of 52 years Vince Hall, son Brett (Alana), Smithers, daughter Jodi (Steve), Dawson Creek, daughter Maureen (Dean), Telkwa, Kirsty, Houston, grandchildren Riley, Daphne, Blair, Craig, Melissa, Lauren, Vince, Bailee and Calvin, four brothers, four sisters, 31 nephews and nieces and numerous special family members and friends.
A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Scholtz for his kindness and care. You held a special spot in Monica’s heart along with Nancy, Karen, Pat and Doris. You are all “one of a kind!”
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 14 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Smithers, B.C.