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TETSUO (TED) ODAGUCHI

Born: Oct 22, 1933

Date of Passing: Sep 15, 2020

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TETSUO (TED) ODAGUCHI
October 22, 1933 - September 15, 2020

It's easy to accept the inevitable in life when you are surrounded by a loving, caring family: my wife Atsumi, daughters, Pamela/Lance, Allison/Thomas, and two "adorable" grandchildren, Jacob and Abbi McCormick.
To my relatives and friends: always enjoyed the get-togethers for good food, fun and friendship, casino trips with Atsumi, relatives and friends were so enjoyable, especially when you felt the "rush" of winning a jackpot!! I had a few!!!
Working at Wardrop Engineering was amazing, surrounded by so many "brilliant minds". Enjoyed involvement in Tenpin Bowling, both in coaching and administration. Highlight was Allison winning the Coca-Cola Championship in Tampa, Florida!!
Three decades of retirement meant many casino trips to Vegas, etc., etc. Hawaii and San Francisco were favourite places to visit. Cooking for weekly family dinners were always so special and amusing whether I got the thumbs up or down from Jacob and Abbi. So rewarding for me to volunteer at the Canadian Cancer Society and at the donburi lunches at the Japanese Cultural Centre. The Wellness Centre kept me in shape so I could "Die Healthy", joining my mom and dad, my sister Si and my brother Eichi. My eldest sister Yae is being cared for at the nursing home.
Regrets: I have a few - I won't see Jacob and Abbi mature to young adults, I didn't get to see New Zealand. Wished I lived longer, everyone is treating me so nicely!
Thanks to my medical team who took good care of me and helped me maintain a positive attitude throughout my illness.
There will be no funeral; just a private family get-together.
In lieu of flowers, donations to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or JCAM (Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba) would be appreciated.

Ted

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (19 entries)

  • Ats, We are very sorry about Ted passing, he was a great person. Our condolences to you and your family. Lucien and Bella - Posted by: Lucien Casagrande (Friend ) on: Oct 07, 2020

  • Mr. O was "A Man among Men". He was a man filled with wisdom, kindness and genuine care for everyone he knew. He was a very proud man and constantly put his family before himself. He was Mrs.O's Rock and he was Pam and Ali's Hero. He was an Amazing Gichun to Jacob and Abby.He was a kind and caring Neighbor who treated all of us neighborhood kids with kindness and respect... and then came the 2nd generation of neighborhood kids who all Loved Mr.O.... Our children had a great love and respect for Mr.O. Sleep with the Angels Mr.O. You will always be in our hearts. The Haworth Family - Posted by: Andy and Cathie Haworth (Family Friends ) on: Sep 30, 2020

  • Mr. O was a special person. I knew him for many years and he always provided us (his bowlers) the following: 1) Positive Energy 2) A calming presence 3) Support Thank you Mr. O. - Posted by: Dan Childerhouse (Friend) on: Sep 29, 2020

  • It was such a pleasure exchanging grandchildren stories and accomplishments with Ted. He will be missed but his memory will live on in the love he instilled in his family ❤️ - Posted by: Phyllis coles (Friend) on: Sep 29, 2020

  • So very sorry to hear about Ted. He was one of my good friends at CancerCare, we had many good times at our breakfast meetings and our phone calls. He will be missed, but never forgotten. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: gary jonatchick (friend) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • My thoughts are with you Atsumi. Condolences. - Posted by: claire taillefer (Atsumi's friend and one tome coworker who ) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • I feel so fortunate for having known such a special man for so many years. Every year when I made my annual trip from Austin, Texas to Winnipeg to visit family & friends, one of the highlights always was having dinner with Tets & Ats (& sometimes their family), & spending the evening just visiting. My deepest sympathies to Atsumi & the family, in this time of great loss. Much love, always. Adele - Posted by: Adele Clarke (long-time friend) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • We have many fond memories of our casino trips and coffee times at each others homes. We enjoyed dinners at his house which he so proudly prepared for us. His kindness and thoughtfulness will be remembered always. He will be missed. Our heartfelt sympathy to Atsumi and family. - Posted by: Roy and Sue Mizuno (Friends) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • We had many moments together as a fellow driver for CancerCare breakfast some mornings that lasted till past lunch some days, not forgetting suppers at the awards for the program. He was a wise man. I will have a gap in my life - Posted by: Bunsee (Good friend,and breakfast buddy) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • Mr. Odaguchi was such a nice man who was always kind, warm and inviting. I don't remember him without a smile on his face; he was always smiling. He always seemed so genuinely pleased. He was liked by everyone. He will be missed by many and forgotten by few. - Posted by: Darlene Smith (Gilia Neighbor) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Ted was the one who hired me at Wardrop Engineering. I hadn't worked in an office environment for 9 years, and he decided to take a chance on me. He was a huge support for me in my first years with Wardrop. Always there to encourage me. I've bumped into him many times at functions and once at South Beach. We always had time for a nice chat, catching up on our lives. My condolences to all his family. They've lost a good person. - Posted by: Lorraine St. Pierre (Co-worker) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Atsumi, I don't know whether you remember me or not, but I just wanted to let you know, my thoughts are with you at this time. Elaine McCullough May - Posted by: Elaine May (Attended Boyne School near Carman MB with Tetsuo. Taught at Neil Campbell School with Atsumi. ) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • I worked alongside Ted a lifetime ago at Wardop and Associates and I still remember his joy for life and his very enthusiastic particitation on the noon hour card games. I saw Ted mentioned in an newspaper article a while back and thought of giving him a call and maybe having a coffee. I'm sorry that I missed out. To the family - please accept my sincere condolences. Tom Pearson - Posted by: Tom Pearson (coworker) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Loved by the Lupus. A kind, generous man! Forever in our hearts! - Posted by: LUPU FAMILY (FAMILY) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Ats and family. I am sorry sorry for the loss of Ted. The world was a happier place with him in it. I wish you all love to help you through this time. Take care. - Posted by: Liz n (FRiend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Shared many hours playing bridge at the office, bowling and going for lunches on payday when at the Notre Dame office. Guaranteed there would be no shrimp left for me when the dishes were passed along. A great friend and will always remembered. - Posted by: Gord ZACHARIAS (Friend and former co-worker) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • You were always positive and smiling whenever we saw you no matter what you were dealing with. Rest In Peace. Condolences Ats and family on your loss. Ted will watch over you always. Loreen Coutts - Posted by: Loreen Coutts (Friend from Bowling Community) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • I remember Uncle Tets’ was always smiling and laughing at family gatherings Christmas Eve at Yumi’s. So sorry for your immense loss. Love Tammy - Posted by: Tamara Shimoji (Family friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • I have so many fond memories of MR. O. I first remember meeting him when I started bowling at the German club, when Northgate shut down. He was always so positive, caring. Even when you were a stubborn teenager and didn’t want help. He will be missed. - Posted by: Suzanne Charkiewich (Former bowler) on: Sep 26, 2020

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