Kawamura, Taizo (1945-2022) – Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 7 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a valiant fight against cancer. Beloved husband of Jane (Lailey). Cherished father of Matthew (Stacey) and Luke (Hilary). Proud and loving “Pops” of Cooper, Vivian and Hannah. Lovingly remembered by siblings Nancy Mitsui, Ann (Paul) Makino, Pat (Gene) Sakura, Rose Lee, Terri Brownlee and Michael Kawamura. Predeceased by mother and father, brother Andy, brothers-in-law George Mitsui, Chuck Lee and Larry Brownlee. Also predeceased by sisters-in-law Bobbie (Beverly) and Cheryl. Taizo will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Ty worked for over 40 years for Union Gas. He was an avid skier and golfer. He will be greatly missed by his skiing and golfing buddies. Special thanks to friends and family for all their support through his journey. Also thanks to all the staff on 3rd floor East at St. Peter’s Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, July 19th from 7-9 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. A Celebration of Taizo’s Life will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. To watch the livestream: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=e8eaecfb-9fb7-4c4e-a0a2-6ed4f2672645. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation.
My sincere condolences to Jane and your extended family.
Jane I can’t put into words how sorry I am for the illness your husband went through and the incredibly difficult time for you and your family. Hoping for some rest for you now Jane because I know you gave him such sacrificial care. 💕 Sue Smith
As Bob Hope used to sing, “Thanks for the Memories”, Ty. There are lots of those after almost 40 years together in the Corrosion department and various golf tournaments. Condolences from Jackie and I go out to his family. I’m sure that they all have theirs to remember.
So very sorry for your loss Jane and our deepest condolences to you and the boys and all the family . I know what a difficult journey this has been …. may you find peace in knowing that Ty is now at peace. Hopefully in time, warm memories will bring comfort . Love from Janet and Jim Fraser
Jane, my deepest condolences to you and the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Jane, I am so sorry to hear. Thinking of you and your family.
My condolences to you and the family.
It’s such a loss for you and the family.Feel comfort that Ty is in a better place and not suffering anymore.
You have lots of good memories that will give you strength through this difficult time.
You did everything you could for Ty during his illness and I’m sure he knew this.
Our thoughts are with you and the family
Sue Van Der Hout
Jane: I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your dear husband Ty. Please take comfort in knowing that you have been a great source of strength and support for him in his final days.
Thinking of you with much love and prayers at this time.
Hi Jane sorry for your loss Tiazo was great guy loved playing ball with him in the Pemrow days & seeing him at golf tournaments . The world is a sadder place . Ted & Joanne Pritchard .
I’m so sorry for you loss. I worked with Ty for years and it was always a pleasure to see him after he retired. My deepest condolences to his family.
So sorry to hear of Taizo’s passing. I worked with him for most of his 40 years at Union Gas. He was very well respected for his knowledge of the job, and he was always pleasant to everyone any time their paths crossed. He will be sadly missed by the UG family. My condolences to those who loved him.
Goodby to my good friend and golfing buddy. I don’t know how many rounds we played together over the years, maybe a hundred or two and never a cross word, insult (unless jokingly) or an argument. I’ll miss you immencely Ty.
My thoughts and prayers with you in this sad time. Had the pleasure of working with Ti at Union Gas and shared corrosion breakfasts since we retired. One of the truly nice guys at Union Gas. Always friendly, always smiling. Don’t think I ever heard a bad word said about him at the gas company. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
Some of my happiest days were spent with Taizo at Lowville Golf Course with him and the Tuesday afternoon group. Will miss his always cheerful demeanor. May he rest in peace!
Jane, our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Dave & Dorothy Alford
Our deepest condolences to you Jane, as well as to your family and friends. Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear about your loss
My deepest condolences to you and your family
Thinking of you
Jane, I am so deeply sorry to hear about Ty. Thinking of you and your family at this challenging time. Sending you warm hugs and strength.
Jane, Matt and Luke,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Ty. Going back to St Augustine Basketball days, he was always smiling and one of the happiest people I knew.
More recently in Garth Trails, he would pull his car up outside my late Mothers house and we would chat for many minutes, still always smiling and happy. It was infectious.
Thinking of you and your family.
My condolences to you and your family Jane.
My memory of Taizo was that he was always smiling. May he rest in peace and may you and your family find comfort in the many happy memories you share.
We were saddened to hear of Ty’s passing. We wish you comfort and peace in the days ahead. You and your family are in our thoughts.
My deep sympathy Jane, Wishing you and your family comfort, peace and strength at this very difficult time
Jane, you and I met many years ago at Dundana School. I did not get the pleasure of meeting Ty until we found ourselves living on the same street in the same community. He was a lovely man.
Greg and I would like to convey our deepest condolences to you and your family in the passing of your loved one.
You have been in our thoughts.
Janine & Greg Towle
Dear Jane and family,
Our deepest sympathies on Ty’s passing. We knew him as a golfer and a family man. We would walk by your house and you would be coming back from some event or another, golfing or a grandchild’s sport. Take comfort that he has had a positive impact on so many with a life well lived. His fight was not an easy one and he is at peace. Hugs to you at this difficult time.
Jane: So sorry for your loss of Taizo. It is always so difficult losing a loved one. May the memories you hold in your heart bring you healing and peace in your soul.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m very sorry for your loss of Ty. I worked with Ty when I joined the Corrosion Department at Union Gas. He was welcoming and most helpful to the new kid. He always kept me on my toes. After retirement we had our breakfast club where Taizo will be greatly missed.
Sorry to see him go. I remember Taizo and his brother Andy from the Victoria Park area and Westdale High School. And then we met again at Garth Trails. We also shared the same barber for more than 50 years. Had many many flash backs with Taizo over the last few years. He would be out for his walks and I would be standing at the driveway waiting for him to pass by.
Please accept my deepest condolences. Rest in peace Taizo. I will miss you.