On May 7, 2007 at 3:50 p.m. surrounded by family and friends, Tadao Ronald Kawasaki peacefully surrendered to his three and a half year battle with cancer at the age of 4 years.
Tad was born on September 20, 2002 to Ryan and Claudette, and brother to Kioko. His infant life was forever changed when at eleven months he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Although he bravely faced many difficulties Tad always had a big smile on his face that drew people to him instantly. To know Tad was to Love Tad.
Left to cherish his memory are his mom and dad Claudette and Ryan Kawasaki; his sister Kioko; his grandparents Tad and Michie Kawasaki and Irene Vallee. Tad will be forever remembered by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and special friends, all who loved him beyond measure. He is predeceased by his Papa Ron Vallee.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, May 11, 2007 from 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. A Celebration of Tad’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (Oncology Department), 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8824, or to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, Suite 302, 609 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1. Tad’s family would also like to express their gratitude to all the doctors and nurses in the Oncology and Palliative Care departments at the Alberta Children’s Hospital for their kindness and support over the last three and a half years.
In living memory of Tadao Kawasaki, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences