NAGAI, William

Posted: June 24th, 2020


WILLIAM TADAO NAGAI passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Bill was born in Sea Island, BC on November 6, 1923. The eldest son of a fisherman, Bill spent his childhood growing up on the West Coast. When WWII broke out, he and his family were relocated to the Cranford area of southern Alberta. He began work on a farm until his family eventually became established enough to purchase their own land.

Bill met his wife, Setsuko, in the late-1950s and they were married on March 1, 1959. Their marriage thrived for 61 years. The couple worked on the farm until Bill retired in the early-1990s, after which they moved into the Lethbridge area.

He is survived by his wife, Setsuko Nagai; brother, Kelly (Ruth) Nagai; sisters, Kay (Bill) Toyota and Aiko Nagai; and sister-in-law, Rie Nagai.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joe & Chiyo Nagai; brothers, Jack Nagai and Robert Nagai; and sister, Mary Nagai.

The family would like to thank Lethbridge Home Care and Legacy Lodge for all they have done for him, and special thanks to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A private family service was held on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

“Wisdom grows in quiet places.” —Austin O’Malley

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  1. Agnes Bird says:

    Good day Sets you probably don’t remember us Arnold and Agnes Bird. Worked and lived on the farm you owned in Taber. We’re both very sorry to hear about Bill. Me my daughter Patty my son Matthew and 2 granddaughter are heading to Taber next Saturday July 4th and would love to see you if that’s at all possible just want to let you know you are in ourthoughts and prayers

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