David Rinkichi Sakade

David Rinkichi Sakade


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of David on Saturday July 11th, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He is survived by Toku, his beloved wife of 65 years. He was predeceased by his father Tokuzo, mother Ume and sister Florence Hisaye. He is survived by his extended family in Japan and his many friends in Canada.

David was born on February 3, 1925 in Ocean Falls, B.C. and returned to Japan with his parents at the age of ten. After graduation from Hiroshima Commercial High School, David held job positions in Manchuria and Tokyo. In 1949 he met and married Toku and they returned to make their home in Winnipeg. David worked his way up in the leather handbag, rattan and wicker import and retail business and retired as a business owner in 1988. He was a member of Rossmere Country Club in Winnipeg for 30 years and was a scratch golfer. He and Toku enjoyed travelling and had many wonderful vacations. They moved to Comox in 2003. David was a strong Christian and deeply involved in church life, both in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Japanese United Church and here at the Comox Valley Presbyterian Church. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held in his honour at The Comox Valley Presbyterian Church, 725 Aspen Rd., Comox on July 23 at 2pm. Toku also wishes to thank Dr. Brailey, Dr. Ostry, Dr. Houlgrave and the emergency staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care of David.

Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made in David’s memory to the Comox Valley Presbyterian Church.

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