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Inaba, Yasuhisa (Yas)

Yasuhisa Inaba, beloved husband of Keiko Inaba of Calgary, passed away on January 26, 2009 at the age of 56 years.

Yas was born November 26, 1952 in Osaka, Japan. He married Keiko Inaba and immigrated to Calgary in 1980. Yas began his career in Canada as a petroleum engineer, as well as to begin his own dojo as a teaching master of Aikido. He later began his own business, practising and teaching acupuncture and shiatsu. Yas obtained his sixth degree black belt in Aikido and title of Shihan. Yas took great pride in teaching his children the art of Aikido and was very proud of their accomplishments. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, teacher, healer and friend. He will be dearly missed by all his family, patients, friends and students.

Yas is survived by his loving wife Keiko, Children, Yuya (Anna), John, Mark and Grace. His father Masakichi, as well as numerous family members in Japan.

He was predeceased by his mother, Akie.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. A Private Family Graveside Service to follow at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Aikikai, c/o 5614 Dalcastle Hill NW, T3A 2A3 (403) 243-9880.

In living memory of Yasuhisa Inaba, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Debbie-Lyne Guerin :

    I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of Yas (as friends of mine called him). I only recently heard of his life skills of helping those (many of my friends) to overcome many hurts and sometimes life debilitating symptoms. I’m sorry to being writing so late but my husband and I just came back from a trip to see old friends of ours that have had the great luck of being treated by him. My husband is in a situation that is so uncomfortable that it scares me, and that he has tried many treatments. It’s something that I feel that Yas could have helped with. Is there someone else continuing his work? I respectfully ask for your help.
    Debbie-Lyne Guerin
    Loving wife of a beautiful soul…

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