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ODAGAKI, Craig Hideki

October 19, 1958 – February 18, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Craig Hideki Odagaki on February 18, 2012 at the age of 53 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to a huge loving family.

Craig was born in Calgary on October 19, 1958. He attended Western Canada High School. He later attended the University of Windsor and went on to a long and successful career as a geologist.

Craig will be greatly missed by his wife, Paula, daughters Rebecca (Ancil) Williams and Sarah Odagaki and grand-daughter Mya Williams. He is also survived by his sisters Esther Odagaki, Dawn (Wade) Robertson, Adele (Doug) Hamer. He was a wonderful uncle to Ethan Odagaki; Kylie, Jarrett and Sean Robertson; Taryn, Stephanie and Brett Hamer. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Craig’s life will be held at the Calgary Winter Club (4611 – 14th Street NW) on Saturday February 25, 2012 3:30pm. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Chordoma Foundation PO Box 2127 Durham, NC 27702-2127 Phone: 919-809-6779 www.chordomafoundation.org.

In living memory of Craig 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. My thoughts are with you at this time.I am truly sorry for your unexpected loss. It takes time to overcome the grief of losing someone we love. Take all the time you need.

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  2. Margo Alexander :

    Love and sympathy to Paula and Dawn, – and all the family.
    My thoughts are with you at this time.

    Sincerely, Margo Alexander
    (formerly M. Chapman),
    -past co-worker at L.P.C.

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  3. Ramona Whittingham :

    Paula & family. We are so sorry to hear about Craig. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything you need please call.

    Love
    Ramona, JIm & Kayla

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  4. February 23rd, 2012

    My Dearest Paula,

    I was so saddened to read in today’s paper the passing of Craig. I am so profoundly sorry for your loss. Please know that I’m thinking deeply of you. I want you to know that I’m available to you at anytime, to just be for you, whatever that looks like.
    I’m enclosing lyrics to a favoured song of mine done by Holly Cole to express what I am for you.

    With Much love and Light,

    Your friend,

    Judy Drzymala

    Cry (If You Want To)

    Cry if you want to
    I won’t tell you not to.
    I won’t try to cheer you up,
    I’ll just be here if you want me,
    It’s no use in keeping a stiff upper lip,
    You can weep, you can sleep
    You can loosen you grip,
    You can frown, you can drown
    And go down with the ship,
    You can cry if you want to.
    Don’t ever apologise venting your pain.
    It’s something to me you don’t need to explain.
    I don’t need to know why,
    I don’t think it’s insane.
    You can cry if you want to.
    The windows are closed,
    The neighbours aren’t home,
    If it’s better with me than to do it alone,
    I’ll draw all the curtains,
    And unplug the phone
    You can cry if you want to.
    You can stare at the ceiling
    And tear at your hair,
    Swallow you feelings,
    And stagger and swear.
    You can show things and throw things
    And I wouldn’t care. You can cry if you want to.
    I won’t make fun of you.
    I won’t tell anyone.
    I won’t analyze what you do
    Or should have done.
    I won’t advise you to go and have fun.
    You can cry if you want to.
    Well it’s empty and ugly
    And terribly sad.
    I can’t feel what you feel,
    But I know it feels bad.
    I know that it’s real
    And it makes you so mad.
    You can cry.
    Cry if you want to,
    I won’t tell you not to.
    I won’t try to cheer you up.
    I’ll just be here if you want me to be near you.

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  5. Robert and Rita Fiss :

    I was shocked and saddened to find the obituary for Craig. Our most heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family as you grieve the sudden passing of Craig. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Robert and Rita Fiss

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  6. Richard Gotfried :

    From an old High School acquaintance, Craig Rest In Peace…
    Craig was always friendly, soft spoken and intelligent.
    Condolences to his family and close friends.

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  7. Marguerite Reid :

    I was one of the people who were first at the accident scene. My condolences to the family for the loss of their husband, father, grandfather and friend. My prayers are with you and I pray that you find comfort and peace knowing that your loved one is at peace. God Bless.

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  8. Dear Esther, Dawn, Adele and families, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Craig! Devastating news! Love to you all!

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