Kadi Koyama -(87 years of age) of Quesnel, BC, passed peacefully with his family around him on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. He had been in a two vehicle accident and was unable to recover from his injuries.He leaves his beautiful and most beloved wife Cora to whom he had been married to for 57 years. Children: Debbie (Mitch) Kishineff, Doug Koyama, Colleen (David) Beland and Kim Koyama. His grandchildren Shaddoc, Braden, Stephanie, Samantha, Amanda, Pharoah, Gibson and Lucas will miss their Papa terribly. His great grandchildren Story, Cassidhe, Jacob, Mateo and Payton will forever hold Papa in their hearts.
He is also survived by one sister (Merry Itami) as well as many other loved family members.
Kadi arrived in Quesnel in 1948 and worked diligently his entire life. He approached life with a smile and a positive attitude. He was a living example to his children, his family and his community of unquestioned itegrity, the value of hard work and respect for all who came in contact with him. In 1958,together with his brother Mots and friend Don Gale, Kadi opened and operated Bank Service Station. They were in operation for twenty-one years. During this time he became active in the community in so many ways. Working with the Quesnel Kangaroo hockey club for more then 20 years, his position of Trainer was one he took seriously. He loved the team, the game and the friendships he made. Many of those friendships have endured to today.
Joining the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department in 1964 was to be one of the most significant decisions of his life. On the day of his death, he remained an active associate member of the QVFD. In 1976 he became Deputy Fire Chief along with his most dear friend, Gordon Hames as Fire Chief, together they formed the new Bouchie Lake Fire Department. The Bond he had with his fireman brothers then and now, was one built on trust and a deep and abiding respect for each of them. He would have been proud to see each of his brothers attend this final day for him.
Our husband, brother, son, father, papa and friend has passed. We miss you. We’ll remember your quick smile, your sweet kiss and the “I love you” you never failed to say.
A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Bouchie Lake community Hall.
Cora and the Koyama family would like to express their gratitude for the many friends and family who were able to attend on such short notice. Your extended kindness, prayers and notes of sympathy have been most welcome.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your own choosing.