Rhys Akira Yoshida

March 30, 1965 ~ Feb. 17, 2012

Rhys passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer. Rhys was born and lived his whole life in Nanaimo. Rhys was pre-deceased by his parents Akira and Tokuko Yoshida. He is survived by his older brothers: Vernon (Brenda) and Lance. Also his nephew Greg and niece Morganna( Adrian).

Rhys was a happy and gentle person. He had a warm and friendly smile for you whether be knew you or not. Rhys was a great fan of cooking shows, country music, coffee, playing cards and grocery store flyers.

He will be missed by all who had a chance to meet and get to know him.

A special heart felt thank you to his long-time caregiver Wilma Lim and her whole family. You kept him happy and safe and gave us, his family, a peace of mind to his well being.

Also thank you to the staff of NRGH and the Palliative Unit for making his final days so peaceful!

There will be no service by request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Claytree Society for people with developmental disabilities, #3-1551 Estevan Rd., Nanaimo, B.C., V9S 3Y3.

“Hey Rhys, put on some Johnny Cash & I’ll pour the coffee & deal the cards!”

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