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Born: Jan 05, 1931

Date of Passing: Oct 19, 2021

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Peacefully on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, William Toshio Oye at the age of 90 passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital, surrounded by family.
He is survived by his loving wife Fujiko Teri Oye and children, Sandra (Harvey) Kaita, Wendy Berke, Darrell (Cindy) Oye and Michele (Jeff) Oye; grandchildren, Adara (Ryan), Ryan, Taryn (TJ), Danae, Brittney (Sean), Tyler, Jarrett, Matthew (Laura), Mieko, and great-grandson Meelo. He is also survived by his brother Moe (Mildred), and sisters-in-law, Mabel, Ruby and Marilyn. William was predeceased by his parents, Tsunetaro and Asako Oye, sister Chiyoko (Kiyoshi) Sakai, and brothers, George, Tom (Sue), Richard and Joe.
Dad was born in Ucluelet, BC on January 5, 1931. He had fond memories of salmon fishing with his father and diving for abalone. During the Second World War the Oye family was forced to go to Hastings Park and then on to the Popoff internment camp in BC. The family then moved to Whitemouth, MB eventually ending up in Winnipeg.
Dad completed his Public Accounting course via correspondence and became self-employed. His interests included baseball, judo, bowling and curling, with golf being his lifelong passion. He was a member of the Rossmere Golf and Country Club for many years. Dad and Mom enjoyed their travels to Japan, Europe, the Maritimes as well as many golf trips to Osoyoos, Palm Springs and Phoenix. Dad also looked forward to taking the family on many vacations which included annual trips to Clear Lake and a special trip to Hawaii during Christmas. Friendship and good times meant a lot to Dad. Cigar smoking was a favourite pastime for Dad, so much that he had a heater installed in the garage for "Will's Cigar Lounge".
The family would like to thank River Ridge II, Priority Home Homecare, Actionmarguerite and the St. Boniface Emergency for their care and compassion. We would also like to thank Dr. C. Jaeger and Dr. C. Omelin for their longstanding support.
A private family service will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manitoba Buddhist Temple, 39 Tecumseh St., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J8 or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 23, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to your family. - Posted by: Zolinski Family (Acquaintances) on: Oct 31, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to you Teri and your family. We are so very sorry for your loss 🙏 David & Nina Park - Posted by: Nina and David Park (Teri’s golfing friend) on: Oct 27, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to you Teri and your family. We are so very sorry for your loss 🙏 David and Nina Park - Posted by: Nina and David Park (Teri’s golfing friend) on: Oct 27, 2021

  • Wendy, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear dad. My sincere condolences to your and your family. Lucille - Posted by: Lucille (Wendy's co-worker & friend) on: Oct 27, 2021

  • Sending our sincere condolences to auntie Fudge and family. With so many memories of uncle Willy and Zeke together, this announcement brings reflection on their years of friendship and appreciates a life well lived. Thinking of all of you. - Posted by: The Ariza Family (Friend) on: Oct 26, 2021

  • We are so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. - Posted by: Olga & Fred Neirinck (Friend) on: Oct 25, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Fudge and family on the passing of Willi. Willi was a wonderful man and full of fun and laughs, especially on the golf course. RIP Jim Campbell - Posted by: Jim Campbell (Family Friend) on: Oct 24, 2021

  • Auntie Fudge and family, Bruce, myself and family offer our deepest condolences to you all. Please know that I loved Uncle Willy so very much. He was always so kind to me. I loved his big smile and he laughed so openly. He was always good to mom as well. We send hugs to you all. Love, Joanne - Posted by: Oye Joanne (Niece) on: Oct 23, 2021

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