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JOE HAYAKAWA (published on May 29, 2010)



JOE HAYAKAWA 1924 - 2010 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our husband and father, at the age of 85. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Kumesaburo and Namiko; and sister Noriko (Nori) Odaguchi. Left to mourn his passing is his wife Jane (nee Hook); son Thomas; and nephew David Odaguchi. Joe was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, where he attended elementary and high school. In 1942 the family was moved to Manitoba where they worked on sugar beet farms in St. Agathe. He then attended the University of Manitoba where he attained a BSc and in 1955 graduated with a degree in medicine. He went on to become a Fellow in Anesthesia in 1959 and worked at St. Boniface Hospital as well as the Children's Hospital where he was chief of the Anesthesia department from 1971 to 1980. He then worked with the Anesthetic group that serviced Misericordia and Concordia Hospitals until his retirement in 2007. Joe loved his work in the medical field. He loved his family, and took special pride in his son's activities and achievements. He also loved fishing and hunting and had a lifelong interest in sports. After retirement he looked after his yard and garden. In keeping with Joe's wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers friends are asked, if they so desire, to contribute to a charity of their choice. Joe and family wish to thank the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for their care in the last hours; special thanks to Dr. Dennis Caners and staff at the Plessis Medical Centre for the special care received over the last several years. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com


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