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MASUDA, Akira (Aki)

June 5, 1927 – New Westminister, British Columbia
February 20, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Akira (Aki) Masuda, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Aki graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Hudson’s Bay Oil & Gas for over 25 years, rising to the position of Vice President of Production before retiring in 1984 from Dome Petroleum.

Dad was an avid golfer, fisherman and skier. After retiring, he joined the Bearspaw Golf and Country Club where he was able to get out for 18 holes almost every day for many summers.

Besides his loving wife Misae, Aki is survived by his children, Jean (Larry Henderson), Kim (Dan McCormack), and Jay (Chen Tee Chong), all of Calgary; and grandchildren, Alexandra, Cam, Jacqueline, Jocy, Nick, and Ethan. He is also survived by many extended family members.

Aki was predeceased by his daughter Naomi; and his siblings, Edith (Gorge) Kosaka, and Jimmy (Nobuko) Masuda.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow after reception at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or to the Prostate Cancer Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Urology, Rockyview General Hospital, 6500 – 7007 14 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 1P9, Telephone: (403) 943-8888.

In living memory of Aki Masuda, 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. We hope all the cherished memories of Mr. Masuda will bring your family comfort during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed. Our deepest, sincerest condolences.

    With love and sympathy,
    Alain, Winnie, Ocean & Alaina Dubreuil

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  2. Misae and family, we are so sorry to hear of Aki’s passing, he was a wonderful gentleman and friend. I always enjoyed and have many memories of our early morning golf games at Bearspaw. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Lawrie and Shirley Schmidt

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  3. Sincere condolences to Aki’s family. He was a great guy, well liked by everyone.
    from a fellow H’Bogger, Ken Beckie

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  4. I remember Mr. Masuda from my days with the Foothills Swim Club. He was a wonderful coach, and a wonderful man. My condolences to the family.

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  5. Aunt Misae, Jean, Kim, and Jay,
    Our condolences in losing Aki. I will remember a quick witted, sharp mind who was fun to be around.
    Ron, Collette, Kathryn, Gray, and baby Theo

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  6. Dear Family:
    We used to live in St. Andrews Heights and I am a Chemical Eng. grad of U of A and new Aki quite well . I think my daughter Kathleen may have “baby sat” for your Dad and Mom occasionaly. I am saddened to hear of his passing, but pleased that he had a full life after 88 years. I pray that you will accept his passing for his years of giving. May he rest in peace. God’s Blessings be with you all.

    Sincerely,
    Gordon A. McGuffin

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  7. Hugh (Bud) Stephenson

    On behalf of my father, Bud Stephenson, also from HBOG, my dad remembers Aki as a good co-worker and friend, caring and conscientious. He sends his condolences to the family.

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  8. Dear Misae:
    Our condolences to you as Calgary Bridge friends and members of Kotobuki-kai. We didn’t know Aki but we would still like to offer our sympathy to all the family.

    Bill and Kay Toyota

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  9. Bob and Anne DeWitt

    Misae,
    Just to let you know we’re thinking of you. Though we only knew Aki on the golf course, we,too, will miss his big smile and quick wit. He was a great guy!

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  10. Walther and Liz Trunzer

    Dear Misae
    Walther and I were very sad when read of Aki’s passing. I always enjoyed golfing with Ake, he
    had a special sense of humor. We will miss his great smile.
    Best wishes to you and your family

    Liz and Walther Trunzer

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