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Roy Asato

August 22, 1931 ~ March 8, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

It is with great sadness to announce Roy Asato passing at the age of 90 years.  He will be lovingly remembered by his sister June Asato, nieces, nephews and friends. Roy was predeceased by his parents Kama and Matsu (Frank), brothers Tom, Sam and sisters Sally and Mona. 

Roy was born on a farm near Crystal Lake, Alberta.  He worked with this dad on the farm until he earned his mechanic licence in 1955 and then began working in Coaldale.  In 1962, he travelled to Thompson Manitoba and worked at the nickel mine and hydro plant as a mechanic.  Roy returned to Alberta in 1965 and started his own business, Roy Asato Trucking.  He helped build many roads around Lethbridge, Lake Louise and Southern Alberta until 1986. 

Roy was a sports enthusiast his entire life.  From the time he was a child, he loved playing baseball and hockey.  When he got older, he enjoyed curling with his team in Coaldale and played until his senior years.  When he wasn’t in the game, he was watching on TV.  Roy wrote statistics for every baseball game he watched in his notepad. 

Roy had a love for cars, driving and seeing the sights.  He had a habit of packing up and going in a moment’s notice and would find his way to Las Vegas to take in some shows and gamble.

Roy was a very kind and compassionate man and enjoyed visiting his friends at the seniors centre every morning and for lunch for many years. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Cremation has been entrusted to Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home and a graveside service will take place at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB in summer of 2022. Date to be announced

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