HENRY KANAO NARUSE: Betrayal
Kanao Naruse was a bachelor. He worked as an optometrist on Hastings Street in Vancouver. In 1941, Kanao built a new house for himself and his aging parents. He had saved and planned for years.
Just months later, Kanao and his parents were uprooted to the B.C. interior. They rented their home and left the property in the care of the Office of the Custodian.
In April 1944, Kanao was notified that the Custodian had sold his home.
Library and Archives Canada, RG33-69, RG117-A-1, RG117-C-3