Nishi, Aida Maria
Passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday October 4th, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her father Antonio Araujo (1978) and brother Tony Araujo (1999).
Aida is survived by her son Kerry “Kenji” Nishi, daughter Michelle “Mickey” Nishi (Colin Gauthier), her three granddaughters Haley Regulant, Mariah Jones, Madison Nishi; who were the light of her life, her sister Ana (Jaime) Melo, her brother Luis Araujo and mother Maria Araujo.
Born in Povoacao Portugal (Azores), she immigrat- ed to Canada when she was 17. Aida served over 20 years with BC Ferries Corp., was an avid gardener and always the protector of her children.
She had a fighter’s spirit and ability to overcome obstacles with forgiveness and grace. A kind spirit who left an imprint on everyone who crossed her path in this lifetime. Known for her beautiful smile, infectious giggle, courage, strength and pride. She was known to be “quite the lady”.
Mom fought a ferocious 5 year battle with a metastatic breast cancer. She will be cremated and brought home (Azores) to rest in the peace she so much deserves. A private service is to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the BC Cancer Agency.