September 19, 1942 – November 26, 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Tash passed away unexpectedly on November 26, 2022 at Markham Stouffville Hospital with loved ones by her side. Beloved wife of 56 years to Norman Forster. Loving mother to Greg, Steve and Cindy. Dearest grandmother to Brittany, Sierra, Tennyson, Ryerson, Ian, Quinn, and Amy. Predeceased by her parents Sumi and Sahei Nishikawa.
Tash was a devoted and caring mother and wife who spent many years as a Homemaker. She kept the household running smoothly and always made sure that her loved ones were taken care of. Once all of her children had entered high school, Tash returned to the workforce where she proudly worked as a secretary in the Math Department at Mohawk College. Tash and Norm raised their family in Pleasant Valley (Dundas), then moved to a condominium in Ancaster when it was time to downsize. Earlier this year, Tash moved into a retirement residence in Stouffville, Ontario. She enjoyed the prepared meals, exercise classes, and numerous social activities. She also continued to enjoy the foods of her heritage (Japanese Canadian). Tash will be greatly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces/nephews, friends, and anyone who had the privilege to know her.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday December 4, 2022 at 1pm at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas. with a visitation to follow from 2-4pm. Please refer to website for directions. Cremation has taken place. If you so wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers.
We are deeply saddened by the news of Tash’s passing.
Some of our fondest memories of her are from the time we were neighbours in Pleasant Valley.We remember her smile,kind nature, pleasant conversations….and her delicious rhubarb pies !
Our deepest condolences to Norm and family!
Dana and Sevastian
So very sorry, Greg, Lynda and boys. We are never too old to miss our mom’s. She sounds like a lovely woman. Our sincere condolences.
Deepest condolences to Mr.Forster, Greg and Family.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Forster.
Great memories during our years of hockey in Dundas.
Steven, Helen, and the McFarlane family.
Greg, Lynda and family we are very sorry to hear the passing of Tash. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Such great memories at the Forster house as your family and mother was so gracious and kind. An amazing hockey mother who always supported us kids as well. Again please accept our condolences to the whole family.
Wendall & Mary Gillis
Tash was a warm, caring and very efficient secretary in the math department. She helped me immensely my first year at Mohawk in the math department. She was always cheerful, kind and helpful. I have great memories of her on the shared office on the first floor of Ewing.
Greg, Steven, and Cindy, Mrs F shared the news of your mom’s passing. I was so sorry to hear as I remember her to always be smiling, cheerful, and kind- one of those people who live forever unchanged. She will remain so in my heart.
Dear Cindy RJ and Amy, Greg and Steve and families – we are so sorry to hear of your dear mother’s passing; our hearts are with you at this sorrowful time. May past memories of wonderful family experiences comfort you during this difficult time
Margaret, Tom, Elizabeth and Heather Loftus
They were great Neighbours, we lived beside them from 1967 to 1980 in Dundas and Norm always had his projects and Tash looked after the house. Norm, you will miss her as I miss Julia. I hope your health is good. Take care. Thinking of you Bob Doherty
Our deepest sympathies to the Forster family. It was with great sadness that we heard of Tash’s passing. Our youngest daughter spent many enjoyable times with Cindy and Tash in the Forster’s home. We remember that Tash was always full of spirit and will be missed.
Sincerely, Mike and Dineke