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YAMASHITA, Brenda Carol (Sketcher)

Posted By Obits On June 8, 2016 @ 11:31 AM In Obituary | 8 Comments

March 1, 1948 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
June 5, 2016 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Brenda Carol Yamashita beloved wife of Robert Yamashita of Calgary, AB passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the age of 68 years.

For many years she fought her battle with cancer with optimism and courage.

Brenda Will be remembered and dearly missed by her husband of forty-four years, Robert; her much-loved daughter Meghan; her sister Shirley Folwell (Dyne, Jennifer, and Steven); her sisters-in-law Katherine Yamashita (Kristen and Keiko), Maureen Yamashita (John), Linda Skelly (Robert); her brother-in-law Geary Yamashita (Jonathan, Justin and Chandra); Her mother and father-in-law Lil and Yas Yamashita. She will also be missed by her extended family of many aunts, uncles, cousins, and more that she truly treasured. Brenda was predeceased by her parents Bernice and Charles Sketcher.

Celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Brenda Yamashita, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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Condolence from Allan Yamashita on June 9th, 2016 5:23 AM

Kim and I were saddened with the loss of Brenda when we learned of her passing. We first met Brenda when we moved to Alberta in the late seventies. With our young family at the time we socialized from time to time in Edmonton, until our families moved out of the Edmonton area. We went north to Grande Prairie and Bob and Brenda south to Calgary. As the years passed, we met at Yamashita family events as our families grew up. We remember Brenda as a kind and gentle person and will miss our conversations/meetings with her. We offer our condolences to your family’s loss.

Allan Yamashita

Condolence from Deborah Jarrell on June 9th, 2016 7:36 AM

It was with great sadness that I learned of your wife’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.


Condolence from Dave Robertson on June 9th, 2016 8:57 AM

Bob, Meghan, Shirley and family,
Wishing you comfort and strength in the days to come. Please know that we’re thinking of you and holding you close to our hearts.

Dave and Evelyn

Condolence from Roger and Arlene Miles on June 9th, 2016 8:15 PM

Bob and family. our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely Roger and Arlene Miles (Skelly) and Betty Rempel (Skelly)

Condolence from Anthony Sketcher on June 10th, 2016 2:03 PM

Bob, Meghan and all the family. It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of dear Brenda from Norma and Doug. We want you to know that our hearts go out to you at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially tomorrow and in the difficult days and weeks ahead. With all our love from cousin Anthony, Cynthia and all the Sketcher family in the UK.

Condolence from Yvette Branker on June 11th, 2016 11:07 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, but comforted that she is now in a place far from the reach of cancer. Although I hadn’t met her personally, I feel like I have. Her spirit shines through your daughter Meghan.

Condolence from Bob & Jill Barclay on June 11th, 2016 7:22 PM

It was with sadness that we heard of the passing of Brenda. Our thoughts are with you Bob and all the other family and friends at this time.
Being so far away in Australia we didn’t get to see Brenda a lot over the past years but she will always be remembered by me as a much loved cousin.

Condolence from Gary Miles on October 18th, 2018 12:31 AM

I was good freinds with your daughter, Mr. Yamashita. I’m not sure if I should send this, if you’ll read it because it’s been about 2 years. I’ve never met you. I happened to google your wife and her obituary appeared.

I’d like to send my very late condolences to you and Meghan. She spoke so highly of not only you but her mother’s courageous ongoing battle with cancer. Meghan always had nothing but good words, care and deep concern for her mother. I sincerely hope you are both well and in good health. Meghan always spoke of your wife every time we met, showing concern for the setbacks, celebrating the positive steps.

I’m deeply saddened for both of you upon hearing this sad news. May the dark spot on your soul be comforted knowing she’s always with you.

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