Kagawa, Leslie Joyce

Kagawa, Leslie Joyce

September 19th, 2019

Passed suddenly at home, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, Leslie Joyce Kagawa of London, at the age of 64. Beloved wife, and best travel companion ever, to her husband David Kagawa. Exceptional mother to daughters Tamiko and Kiyomi Kagawa. She most recently worked at McCormick Dementia Services, and had planned to retire in December. Friends and family are invited to a memorial visitation at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 2:00 ~ 4:00 and 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Leslie are asked to consider McCormick Care Foundation (Dementia Services), the Humane Society London & Middlesex or a charity of their choice.

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Don BlayDavid and family, Dave I know we’ve only met in the recent past, but I have looked forward to seeing you every Monday for golf group. I am so sorry to hear of Leslie’s passing and feel my words are so inadequate to express my sympathy for your loss. Your friend Don Blay
Mark EdwardsDave, Tamiko and Kiyomi; The entire Edwards family are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Leslie has always been such a wonderful friend.
Pastor Jason SnelgroveDavid, My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your beloved wife; ; I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that she was a friend and co-worker. I enjoyed my lunch time chats with her and she will be sorely missed May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period; please accept my sincere condolences. Thinking of your family with love and prayers and willing to help out in any way I can. Blessings, Chaplain J. Snelgrove McCormick Home
Tanya PolDavid, Tamiko, and Kiyomi, My deepest sympathies to you and your family with the sudden loss of an amazing woman. She will be missed dearly at McCormick Home and Mccormick Dementia Services where she touched so many people. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Leslie and I could always count in her to help out when in a crunch. . I loved hearing about your travel stories and the love she had for you all. May the memories you shared bring you comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead. Unfortunately I will be out of the country but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Tanya Pol Administrator- McCormick Home
Rob and Sherry HillDave, Tamiko and Kiyomi, we were shocked and terribly saddened by the news of the sudden passing of Leslie. Life is so fragile. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rob and Sherry💞
Arnold Freeman Dave, my sincere condolence for you and your Family. Remember her first trip to Bubbas...she’s was our Princess and will always be that Princess.
Steve McLaren Dave, Tamiko & Kiyomi, we are all very saddened and sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Leslie during our time in London. Our prayers are with you all. Steve, Simone, Stef & Patty McLaren
Sasabuchi Family Dear David, Tamiko and Kiyomi, We are so saddened to learn of the passing of Leslie, Her sweet smile and pleasant demeanour will be sorely missed by all. We send our love, thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. Lovingly remembered, Sasabuchi Family
Carol Buchanan and Peter Murphy Dear David , Tamiko , Kiyomi : This was such shocking and sad news . Our hearts go out to you . We will always remember a pleasant evening visit with Leslie and Kiyomi a few years ago in Halifax before they set out to explore the South shore of Nova Scotia . Hugs and best wishes to you from Halifax . Carol and Peter
Jim, Jess BrysonDear Kiyomi and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you all. We are sending lots of love your way. Love Jim and Jess Bryson
Susan and Jim Abram and FamilyWe were all shocked & saddened to hear of your Mother's sudden passing. So deeply sorry for your loss. Can only imagine what you and your family are going through and send our most heart felt condolences & sympathy. We did not know your Mom that well, but do remember her baking skills. When you came from a visit or she visited you, you often were left with her wonderful cookies, etc, . which you so generously shared. We will be thinking of you all at this terribly difficult time and keeping you in our prayers. May your memories sustain you and the family and give you all strength in navigating the difficult days ahead. We love you like Nicole's sister. Thinking of you and your family, Susan and Jim Abram, Oma Lena and Family
Denise NelsonDave, Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family on Leslie's sudden passing. I never met her, but I know she was the love of your life, Dave, which means she must have been a very special person!
Mike BrysonWe were very shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Kiyomi's mother. We have never met but with love and respect for Kiyomi we want to extend our condolences to you and your daughters. You will be in our thoughts especially on Friday September 27. Michael and Sandra Bryson.
Norman and SharonDear David, Tamiko and Kyomi. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. We have such lovely memories to think back on our days spent with you both, that we will never forget. May, Leslie, rest in peace. Our love to you all. Norman and Sharon
Keith and Faith FawcettToo sudden and too soon. No words will convey our dismay and sympathy at losing our new neighbour without even getting past hello.
Blaine and Louise LongDave, Louise and I were shocked to learn of Leslie's sudden passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Tamiko and Kyomi. We know Leslie was an integral part of all of your lives and she will be grievously missed. Blaine and Louise
Julie, Stephen, Freya & Max Firminger Uncle David, Tamiko& Kiyomi We are sending you, and the extended family, all of our love and prayers at this very hard and sad time from across the seas xx. Auntie Leslie was a truly lovely and amazing lady, who had a heart of gold and was always up for a giggle. She was kind enough to always send us special snow pictures along with Uncle David, which we loved sharing with the kids. She always had a smile to share. We have some great memories of our time with her and know that she will definitely be missed by all. Just draw happiness from all of those fabulous memories you all have and never stop looking at all those amazing photos of the places you have travelled and the people you met. Lots of love and sympathy. J,S,F&M xxxx Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom.
Lori and Brian KitamuraDear David, Tamiko and Kiyomi, We were heartbroken to learn about Leslie’s unexpected passing. She was the most kind and friendly lady. We will always remember her for her beautiful smile. So very sorry for your huge loss. Words cannot console the pain you all must be feeling. Our thoughts are with you at this incredibly sad time. God chooses the best and Leslie was called up to help in Heaven.
Paul , Tyler , Chloé Firminger Dear Uncle David , Tamiko , Kiyomi We are all so shocked and saddened by the passing of Auntie Leslie .. What an amazing fun loving lady with a beaming smile that would light up any room she walked into .. We hold fantastic memories to cherish forever .. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you all .. Love & many hugs sent from us in the UK Paul , Tyler , Chloé xxx
Marilyn Slater & Gary Rodrigue Dear David and family, We are very saddened to hear of Leslie’s sudden passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. There are no words that can ease your pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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