Bob Shigeo Takasaki - loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully August 9, 2020. He was born in Picture Butte, Alberta on March 4, 1952 to parents Jean and John Takasaki. He grew up a talented, hard-working and accomplished athlete excelling in school and keeping up with his 5 brothers and sisters. He played basketball, baseball, football and swam competitively.
Bob attended the University of Lethbridge where he earned his education degree and began his lifelong calling of teaching. He taught both junior high and high school for 36 years before retiring in June of 2013. He was a devoted and influential teacher, touching the lives of so many of the students who came through his classroom door, not only through his teaching but in his coaching of football and volleyball teams. He cared deeply for his students and their education, but more than anything, he truly loved us kids and our dad never missed an awards ceremony, a game or a class function.
Bob was also a great friend and enthusiastic golfer. He spent summer after summer with close friends on the Land O’ Lakes Golf & Country Club, and even while struggling with health issues in his last years, he continued to rack up hours on the course doing what he loved. He enjoyed his part time job at the casino and appreciated staying busy while meeting new people each day. This year he developed a new interest in cooking, and our family so enjoyed watching him try out new recipes and buy each and every new kitchen gadget to further his hobby. Most of all, his legacy is his great love for his kids and grand-kids. They were his pride and joy and he surrounded himself with their pictures, artwork and lots and lots of visits, calls and cards.
Bob is survived by his wife: Joanne Takasaki; his children: Christopher (Jalae) Steed, Jayme (Brad) Pierringer; his grandchildren: Madison Pierringer, James Pierringer, Audrey Steed and Cash Steed; his sisters: Joy Jensen, Gay (Jerry) Arnold and Vivian (Jim) Ragan; and his brothers: Leo (Doris) Takasaki and Alan (Shirley) Takasaki.
Many thanks for all the kind words and support that have poured in from so many.
"We love you and miss you Dad"
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