Posted: May 31st, 2017


JOHN YONEICHI KANASHIRO, beloved husband of Alice, passed away at Park Meadows Good Samaritans on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Besides his loving wife, John is survived by his children: Ron (Tonya), Barry (Sue), Warren (Margaret), Dale (Sharon), and Derrick (Cathy); six grandchildren: Satchi, Noah, Mitchell, Ryan, Zoe and Maya. John was one of nine siblings born to Yasutaro and Kami Kanashiro. He is also survived by siblings: Dick, Helen, and Lorraine.

John was born in Vancouver in 1923 and was relocated in 1942 to the Lethbridge area. He worked for the Department of Public Works, working on many buildings in Southern Alberta.

John enjoyed curling, golfing, camping, and in his youth liked to play baseball.

The family would like to thank the staff at Gardenview Lodge and Park Meadows Good Samaritans for their friendship and care of their father.

Flowers and koden are gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate to the charity of their own choice.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with family on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge. The Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating.

To send condolences, please visit www.generationsfh.ca

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  1. richard close says:

    My heart goes out to his family for their loss. He was a very kind man,always willing to help others and always positive and happy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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