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.