Sid Ikeda Obituary, Death – After a long and hard-fought battle with cancer, my father passed away very early on the morning of Saturday, July 8, and it is with a heavy heart that I write to you here today to inform you of his loss. After his health took a relatively quick turn for the worst, he passed away in a calm state.
A funeral service attended only by close family members will have already taken place. On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, there will be visitations between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and then again from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Highland Funeral Home, Scarborough, which is located at 3280 Sheppard Ave. East in Scarborough, Ontario.
In lieu of Koden, we ask that you please make a donation in his honor to the Momiji Seniors’ Centre, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), the Toronto Buddhist Church, or any other charity of your choosing. A gathering of friends, family, and coworkers will take place at the JCCC on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the life of the deceased.
Mr. Sid Ikeda has spent his whole life advancing the status of Japanese Canadians within the ethnic mosaic that is Canada and to the improvement of relations between Japan and Canada. He has worked tirelessly to promote unity and mutual support among members of the Japanese Canadian community. Before being chosen as the organization’s Special Ambassador in 1999,
Mr. Ikeda had previously held the position of President of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) three times for a combined total of nine years. He was a founder member of several organizations, including the Momiji Health Care Society, the Japanese and Canadian Community Network Organization, and the Canadian Multicultural Council-Asians in Ontario. The Momiji Health Care Society is an organization that provides care for Japanese Canadian seniors.