Dear Friends and Community,
We are deeply saddened to share the news of our father, Tatsuo Kage’s passing.
After a slow but gradual decline in his health over the last couple of years, at the age of 86, he took his last breath peacefully on January 26th, 2022. He was surrounded by his family and close friends right to the very end, as we played drums and sang songs in ceremony. We are truly grateful for the kind gestures, prayers, support, and offers from everyone.
He was a humble and kind husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who found solitary pleasure in nature, downhill skiing for nearly 65 years, and fishing in the summer on the Sunshine Coast. He followed his values, engaged in all things he believed in and loved to do, including cooking Japanese cuisine.
Formerly a professor/lecturer in Tokyo, he also was a writer, author, translator, consultant for Japanese immigrants, an advocate for marginalised groups, and an activist who never hesitated to speak up for human rights.
We plan to hold a celebration of his life sometime this spring or summer with details to be announced at a later date. In preparation, we would greatly appreciate anyone willing to share stories, memories, or photographs of Tatsuo Kage to help us remember who he was and how he engaged in the community.
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