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KAGA – Fusaye “Betty”

September 6, 1925 – December 25, 2010

Betty Kaga of Calgary passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2010 at the age of 85 years.

Betty is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Karen of Edmonton, Gary and Serap, and Richard and Kathy, all of Vancouver; two daughters and a son-in-law, Marilyn Harris of Sherman Oaks, California and Elaine and Doug Cruickshank of Calgary; and five grandchildren, Tyler Harris, Midori Kaga, Daniel Kaga, Jordan Kaga and Nora Cruickshank. She is also survived by a sister Kikue Matsui of Burnaby, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband Yas Kaga in 1996; son-in-law Michael Harris in 2010; her parents; two brothers; and a sister.

Betty was born September 6, 1925 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in Vancouver until 1942, followed by four years in Slocan, BC. She settled in Taber, AB in 1946, married Yas in 1947 and together started their family. While in Taber they farmed with Yas’ brothers and their families and were active members of the Taber Buddhist Church. Upon retirement, they moved to Calgary and joined the Kotobuki Seniors Club where they both enjoyed many club activities and made lasting friendships. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sonya Lee, Dr. David Hogan, the “Home Care” nurses and other health professionals, the staff at the Beverly Centre Glenmore and Dr. Palencia and nurses of Unit 73 Rockyview Hospital. A very special thank you to all the caregivers that looked after Betty at home.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers and Koden, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Betty Kaga, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Marilyn, Marty, Gary, Richard, Elaine & Families. There are no words to express our heartfelt sympathy in hearing of the passing of Auntie Betty. Our thoughts are with you, Brad, Louise, Nikki, Chase, Karlee, & Kevyn McQuay

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  2. Mitzi Ishida and Kerry :

    We are so sorry you have lost your lovely Mother and Grandmother and we have lost our friend. I have known your Mom since her single days in Taber and she was always such a lovely lady and friend. Very kind, friendly and loved by all who knew her. She will be missed terribly but at least she will finally be at peace. We hope that all the wonderful memories you have of your Mom of bygone days will give you stength in these difficult days. Thinking of you with Love and Prayers and very Deepest Sympathy, Mitzi Ishida and Kerry

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  3. Jerry, Jackie and Ayden :

    Karen, Marty and Family,

    We are truly sorry for the passing of your mom. We hope she is in a better place. Thinking of you.

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  4. Tammy & Jean Cruickshank :

    Dear Marilyn, Martin, Gary, Richard, Elaine & Families – we are so sorry for the loss of your oh so special Mother & Grandmother. We have always so enjoyed Betty as a warm friendly & caring person; she is much missed by all who knew her. We trust she has found a kinder place with Yas.

    Thinking of you with Love in these difficult days.
    Tammy & Jean Cruickshank

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  5. Roy & Geri Reti :

    Hello, Marilyn, Martin, Gary, Richard and Elaine,
    We were saddened to read of your mother’s passing. She was a very kind and gentle person, and very much a lady. We have very fond memories of her and your Dad. Our sincere sympathy to you and your families.

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