Joined August 2009 ~ Passed Away February 2018
A few things come to mind when you think of Masayuki (Yuki) Hashimoto: golf, eating, and Chibi-Maruko’s grandfather (Tomozo). He was always the life of the party and people were continuously amazed at Yuki’s teenager-like appetite and love of golf. He regularly enjoyed having the company of friends and family over for a meal at home, at his favourite restaurant Congee Noodle House, or at the Meadow Garden clubhouse where the servers knew him not only by name, but his membership number noted on his bill!
Fun-loving Yuki was born in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan in 1947. In his late 20’s he planned to make a stop-over in Vancouver to make a bit of money before heading to Paris to learn French and become Parisian—but he never made it to Paris. Yuki loved Vancouver so much that he decided to settle down in Vancouver. He later relocated to Richmond, to live with his wife and raise his three daughters.
Yuki worked for over 35 years at Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI), an integrated forest products company, before retiring at age 65. At DMI, Yuki had a dual role of Assistant General Manager and Manager of Transportation and Logistics. Before his illness, Yuki’s retirement years were spent golfing four to six days a week and making several annual trips to Japan to visit his friends, family, and relatives, as well as to explore his birth country.
Yuki passed away in February, 2018 after an indomitable battle with Glioblastoma, stage 4, brain cancer.