1925 - 2021
Ken Sasaki, beloved husband of Elsie Sasaki, passed away peacefully at the Taber Health Centre on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the age of 95 years.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of concern for everyone’s safety, the family is requesting that there be no visits to their home at this time. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at a time when we can all gather together safely.
Ken is lovingly remembered by his wife of sixty three years, Elsie and his three daughters Linda Sasaki (Bruno Deligny) of Calgary, Wanda (Laurie) Renner of Taber Kendy (Rob) Ross of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren Kale (Corley), Garren and Connor. Ken is also survived by his siblings Kay (Chik) Koyanagi and her family, Jim (Doris) and his family and Bob Sasaki. He will also be dearly missed by all the Shigehiro families.
He was predeceased by his parents Choichi and Haru, brother Jim.
Ken was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia on October 10, 1925 and moved to Mission, British Columbia where he grew up on the family’s strawberry and rhubarb farm.
In 1942 the family was relocated to southern Alberta, and then
moved to Taber, where he spent the majority of his life. He started his own farm in 1952 growing sugar beets, sweet corn, grain and raising cattle until Ken and Elsie retired and moved into the town of Taber.
As a young man, Ken enjoyed hunting, basketball and baseball. He had a passion for fishing, curling and woodworking, which he generously shared with many family and friends.
Ken was known as a man of few words with a strong moral compass. His generosity touched immediate and extended family, friends and sometimes even strangers.
As an avid reader of the daily newspaper, he enjoyed talking about current events, sports and finances. He was happiest and content, surrounded by his immediate family.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers and koden, memorial tributes in Ken’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 - 50 Avenue Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 www.tdhf.ca.