1991 - 2008
Christopher Edwin Masanari Yokoyama, beloved son of Rod & Denise Yokoyama of Taber, passed away unexpectedly near Taber on Friday, December 12, 2008 at the age of 17 years.
Besides his loving parents Rod & Denise, he is survived by his brothers Stephen (special friend Sarah King) and Derrick; his sister and best friend Aniko. He is also survived by his grandparents Roy & Carolee Haynes of Taber and Roy & Joyce Yokoyama of Brooks; aunts, uncles and cousins Brenda (Bud) Mickelberry of Taber and their son Cameron; Sheldon (Tracie) Haynes of Bentley and their children Chantelle, Brittany and Alisha; Arlene (John) Geeraert of Taber and their children Ryan (Ashley) Geeraert (their children Colton and Maggie), Kristina, Mitchell and Carter; Leonard (Kelly) Haynes of Taber and their children Justine (Kyle Bice), Josh and Jarred; Monica Haynes (Larry Burton) of Taber and her children Trinity and Gunner; Barry (Susan) Yokoyama of Brooks and their children Evan and Bryce; Lori (Chris) Red Gun of Gem and their children Jacob, Morgan and Josh.
Chris was born in Lethbridge on April 26, 1991. His family moved to Taber in 1996 where they continue to reside. He was known as “Beans” since grade six and many people just knew him by that name alone. Chris attended school at Dr. Hamman, D.A. Ferguson, Barnwell and was in grade twelve at W.R. Myers High School. Chris had previously worked at Tim Horton’s and McDonald’s. At the time of his passing he was working at Hostess Frito Lay and he enjoyed the people he worked with. Chris enjoyed spending time with both family and friends and would always take the time to be there for those that needed him. Beans was a light who brought smiles to all he seen. He was always smiling and giving hugs and saying “I love you” to all. He was kind to all at school and was known for his good sense of humor.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Bishop Mark Baldry conducting. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Chris’ name may be made directly to Taber Hospital Foundation, 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.