ARIMA, Masayoshi Allan (Mush) died unexpectedly yet peacefully in Toronto on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the ripe old age of 87.
Mush is survived by his wife Vi (nee Kai) of 58 years. He will be sadly missed by his sons Dwayne (Liane) and Keith (debi), granddaughters Kimiko and Asha and elder siblings Tak (Zen), Tosh (Koji) and Yonzie (Daisy). He leaves behind many relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Mush was born in Marpole, British Columbia to Itaro and Samé Arima. He attended David Lloyd George Elementary School and experienced being removed from the school at the start of the war. His family was relocated to a Japanese internment camp. This later became a very passionate topic he was inspired to share with all generations, especially the youth. After the war, Hamilton, Ontario became his home where his independence took root. He attended F. R. Close Technical College where an apprenticeship in typography became a 40-year career at Cooper & Beatty. In his retirement his main joys were creating many heartfelt greeting cards on his beloved Mac and expanding his skills in the kitchen.
Mush requested a private cremation without any funeral service. It was his wish that his family and friends meet up at a local pub to share memories, laughs, and good times.
Reginald Rex Wallace “Rex” Buckle passed away January 3rd, 2019 at his home in Toronto, ON at the age of 79. Rex was born on September 25th, 1939 in Vancouver, BC. He grew up in Mission, BC and graduated high school in 1956 at the age of 16. He continued his scholarly ways by studying Film & Theatre at the University of British Columbia, the University of California, Berkley and the University of Toronto. He taught high school in Salmon Arm and later at the University of Guelph. He eventually moved to Toronto where he was involved in his passion, theatre, as a director, administrator and board member. Rex loved Toronto and all the culture and diversity it had to offer. When he needed a quieter pace, he would escape to his family cabin at Lindell Beach, and in the most recent years, to Invermere, BC located in the Rocky Mountains. Rex will be missed by so many, including past students and peers, all those he worked with in the theatre industry, many special friends and of course his family. Rex is survived by his brothers, Ted (Laura) and Ron (Susie) Buckle, his nephews, Chad (Krissy), Josh (Veronika) and Joe (Jennifer) Buckle, Dan (Annika) Buckle, Ahren (Cynthia) Engelbracht, his niece, Megan (Jeff) Hubert, as well as many great nephews and nieces. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Percy and Eleanor Buckle and his sister, Susan Engelbracht. Rex did not wish to have a funeral and would like to have his ashes spread in the Rocky Mountains, a place that brought him much joy.