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OSHIRO, Takeo (Duke)

February 24, 1924– Raymond, Alberta
March 6, 2019– Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished husband, father, and grandfather, Takeo (Duke) Oshiro on March 6, 2019 at the age of 95 years.

Duke was born and raised in Raymond, Alberta. While completing his schooling he farmed in the area. In 1946 Duke moved with his family to Readymade. He farmed for 8 years on land that eventually became the family farm. In 1954 Duke met the love of his life, Aki Kitagawa. They were married for 62 wonderful years. That same year Duke made the move to Calgary to work at Bridge Brand Food Services Ltd. He was employed there for 35 years and was the Director of Produce Sales. He also served as a Director of the Canadian Fruit Wholesalers Association. In his youth Duke enjoyed playing hockey, baseball, and even tried his hand at boxing. He later enjoyed curling with the Nisei Curling League and the Canadian Fruit Wholesalers. Retiring in 1989 Duke and Aki enjoyed travelling, spending time with family and going to the Kotobuki-kai (Japanese Senior Group).

Left to treasure his memory is his loving wife, Aki, daughters Janice (Ed), Sandra Oshiro and his 3 grandchildren Emiko and Reiko and Jodi Lee Oshiro. He is also survived by his brothers Jim(Daisy) and George (Grace) Oshiro. Duke was predeceased by his parents, Howa and Moto Oshiro, brothers Scotty, Mace (Miyeko), Ted and his sister Mary (Seiji) Sawada.

Duke’s life will be celebrated at a private family service officiated by Reverend Yasuo Izumi. Memorial tributes may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Sincere thanks is extended to the many caring staff at the Agecare Midnapore for supporting Duke in his final years.

In living memory of Takeo (Duke) Oshiro, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Sending love and prayers Auntie Aki, Janice, Sandra and family.

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  2. Dear Aki and family, sorry to hear of Duke’s passing…we will be thinking of you in the difficult days to following. We are across the street if we can be helpful in any way.
    Don & Fawn Nichol

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  3. Anita, James and the girls

    Mrs. Oshiro, Sandy and Jodi Lee. So sorry for your loss. I always remember Duke leisurely and happily walking the neighbourhood when we first moved here.

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