Masako "Mary" Takeda

July 13, 1932 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 88)


Mrs. Masako “Mary” Takeda of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Mary was born in Vancouver, BC on July 13, 1932 to Chuhachi and Yasue Kawasaki. She moved with her family in 1945 to Raymond, Alberta where the family worked on a sugar beet farm until moving to Lethbridge. Mary worked at Winston Churchill High School for 32 years until her retirement in 1999.

Mary is survived by her daughters, June (Don Kostek) Takeda and Cathy Takeda, both of Lethbridge and 6 grandchildren: Zac (Becca) Kostek, Riley (Kodi) Kostek, Dustin (Nicole) Kostek of Beamsville, ON, Jaydon (Izzy) Kostek, Shannon (Jesse) Dooley, and Connor Dooley of Toronto, ON. She is also remembered by her 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Tadao Kawasaki of Blairmore, Alberta and sister, Hideko Terakita of Calgary, Alberta.

Mary’s life was privately remembered and celebrated by her family on November 5. The family would like to thank all the staff at Good Samaritans, Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels, and Rev. Izumi for all their care and support.

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