Passing of Inouye Sensei


INOUYE, Yeiji (Lanky) February 1925 – June 2018 Lanky passed away at the Saanich Peninsula Hospice on June 26, 2018. He was born in North Arm, BC and spent his formative years on the Lower Mainland. The family moved to Ontario in 1943 and in 1948, Lanky enlisted in the Navy, retiring in 1974. He was then employed with the Postal Service for ten years. From the age of fourteen, his life was devoted to the Art of Judo, although he participated in other sports – Judo became a life commitment in which much was accomplished by him. His knowledge of this Art was great and his aim was to pass it on to his many students, who became a big part of his life. The family wishes to thank Drs. Ryan and Adrian for their kind care, compassion and thoughtfulness and the Community Nurses for their daily support and concern. Lanky was predeceased by his parents; his wife Jessica; brother Mas and sister-in-law Kim. He is survived by his wife Caroline; his sister Rits of Toronto; sons Jeffrey (Joanne), Gregory (Indra) and Jason (Louise) as well as grandchildren: Cameron, Derek, Sherri, Shaun, Cole, Sophia; three great-grandchildren; a nephew Glenn of Toronto and niece Joanne of London, ON. Family Services were held on June 30. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at a later date.

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