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Ken Osamu Okamura



It is with deep sorrow we announce that Ken Okamura passed away with family by his side on December 11, 2014. Ken is survived by sons Darren of Los Angeles, CA and Trevor (Srilanka) of Edmonton; daughter Carrie Nilsson (Bryan) of Calgary and grandchildren Braydin, Mathias, Niklas, Kiernan, Karys and Laelyn. Also left to mourn are brothers Tak (Jan), Hiroshi (Sets), Mas (Ruby), Dave (Wanda); and sisters Violet Morris (Jim), Jane Tanaka (Keith) and many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his loving wife, Evelyn Okamura, and his parents, Masaru and Fujiko Okamura.

Ken was a graduate of the University of Alberta where he obtained his BSc and Masters in Pharmacology. He worked as a forensic scientist in the RCMP Forensic Lab in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the RCMP Forensic Lab in Edmonton, Alberta. Ken was a pioneer in breathalyzer testing. Ken practised his profession with a dedication to truth, through science and integrity.

A memorial service will be held on December 17, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Albert United Church 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert, Alberta. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make donations to the St. Albert United Church 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 5H6 or the Cross Cancer Institute 11560, University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 9Z9.

The family would like to thank Dr. P. Venner of the Cross Cancer Institute for his care of Ken over the last year, and the nursing staffs of both the Cross Cancer Institute and the Sturgeon Hospital, for their wonderful care and compassion during Kens final months.

In Loving Memory of
Ken Osamu Okamura
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Funeral Service:
Memorial Service
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
12:30 PM
St. Albert United Church
20 Green Grove Drive
St. Albert, AB
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