In Celebration of

Ryoichi Kawasaki

December 14, 1938 -  June 15, 2018

Kawasaki, Ryoichi "Roy" - Born December 14, 1938 (Wakayama, Japan). Roy passed away on June 15, 2018 at the age of 79. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Mitsuko, and their two children, daughter Saye Clement (Chris) and son Tom Kawasaki (Elizabeth Smith-Kawasaki); four grandchildren: Karen, Evan, Claire and Julia - all from Ottawa; and his sister Julie Kawasaki (Shawn Christie) and his niece, Teesa, and nephews Drew and Brock - in Port Moody, BC. To respect Roy's wishes, the funeral will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Canada ( or another charity of your choice.


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Frank E. Lancaster (Friend)

Entered June 23, 2018 from Nanaimo, BC

Dear Mitsuko, Tom and Saye, I am truly sorry for your loss. 'Roy' will be greatly missed and never be forgotten. My sincerest condolences to all, and may his soul rest in peace.

Charlotte Rigby (Member and friend at the Madrigals of CFUW-Ottawa)

Entered June 24, 2018 from Ottawa

Dear Mitsuko

We were so sorry to hear of your loss and we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May many happy memories of your life together be a comfort.


Patricia (Trish) Holland (Fellow Ohara School of Ikebana Classmate)

Entered June 24, 2018 from Ottawa

My Dearest Mitsuko,
I was saddened to learn of your husband's passing. I know that the last several years have not been easy for you and your family. Hoping that with time you will only be left with the wonderful memories that you both shared over fifty years. Please accept my condolences.

Truus Roest-Chapman (Ikebana friend)

Entered June 24, 2018 from Montreal

Hi Mitsuko,
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I wish you my sincere
condolences. Keep well. Truus Roest-Chapman (ceramist)

Irma Van Rutten (Friend)

Entered June 24, 2018 from Ottawa

Dear Mitzuko,
Very sorry to hear about your loss.
To you and your family my warmest condolences.