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ODAGAKI – Grace Keiko

February 13, 1933 – October 13, 2010

Grace, beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at home at the age of 77 years surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Steveston, BC, she settled in southern Alberta after being interned during the Second World War. Grace’s first career was as a registered nurse, followed by the raising of her four children and helping out with the family business in Calgary.

Grace is fondly remembered by her son Craig (Paula) Odagaki and daughters, Esther Odagaki, Dawn (Wade) Robertson and Adele (Doug) Hamer. She was very supportive and involved in the activities of her grandchildren – Rebecca, Sarah, Ethan, Kylie, Jarrett, Sean, Taryn, Stephanie, and Brett.

Grace is also survived by her sisters Catherine Koyanagi, June Taniguchi, Ruth (Gordie) Laurie, Pat (Art) Hironaka, Vi (Jack) Ikeda, Evie (Jack) Gibbons and brothers John (Barb) Konno and Andrew (Joan) Konno.

Grace was predeceased by her husband Bunk in 2009.

In her retirement she was an active member of the CJCA and the Calgary Kotobuki Society.
Many thanks go to the doctors and nurses at the Tom Baker Centre and to the Calgary Home Care Palliative team. Grace’s selflessness, kindness and generosity will be forever remembered.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Grace Odagaki, 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. Jane Winfield :

    Adele and Family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time
    My family and I are saddened at the loss of such a wonderful lady.
    Her kindness and thoughtfulness to Kayley when she was dancing will never be forgotten.
    I will always remember her as your loving mom.
    Jane Kayley and Family

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  2. Sincere condolences to you Adele and your family on the passing of your mother.

    Fran Hill and Family

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  3. Mary Saruwatari :

    Dear Friends,
    Remember often the times together
    Some memories come with laughter, some with tears,
    Cry when you must, Laugh when you can.
    These words of deepest symathy are sent with the hope that as time goes by, cherished memories will help bring you inner peace and make your loved one seem still very close to you.
    Grace was an inspiration to many with her sense of loyalty, dedication and friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    Love and may God bless and His grace enfold you at this sad time.
    Mary Saruwatari

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  4. Its hard to say how I feel about your Mom. There really arent enough words to say what a great person she was. I will best remember her smile and how happy she always made me feel when she saw me. She was always very positive and I’ll miss her laugh and smile. I’m glad she is free of pain now and is back by your Dad’s side.

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  5. Marilynne and Dave MacDonald :

    Your entire family has always been such a great part of our lives as an example of what a loving and caring family should be. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and know that thoughts of your Mom have always been with love and respect.

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