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Obituary for Akemi Hayashizaki (Matsumoto)

Hayashizaki, Akemi


Akemi Hayashizaki of Crossfield, Alberta, beloved wife and preceded in death by Kaz Hayashizaki, went to be with the Lord at Dulcina Hospice in Calgary, Alberta on 3 April 2022 at the age of 66.

She was a loving mother and is survived by daughter, Janet Morgan (Sam Morgan) of Calgary, Alberta; daughter, Emily Arahata (Yasuaki Arahata) of Crossfield, Alberta and son Daniel Hayashizaki (Ai Hayashizaki) of Edmonton, Alberta. She will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Nathan and Eleanor Wong and Noah, Liam, Oliver, and Emmett Arahata.

Akemi was born to parents Shigeru and Masue Matsumoto, on 20 May 1955 in Aichiken, Japan. In college, she met her husband Kaz Hayashizaki and returned to Canada with him where she eventually came to faith in Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Akemi’s passion, rooted in her faith, was reflected in her commitment through hospitality to her family, church, and community. Akemi spent most of her life with Kaz in Lethbridge, serving and reaching out to the Japanese community, and running their landscaping business together. After the loss of her husband, she moved to be with her daughter, Emily and her family, in Crossfield where she began to attend Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church. Akemi’s servant heart continued to deepen and she took part in the hospitality team where she found joy in baking goods and serving coffee on Sunday mornings. She treasured spending time with her grandchildren and delighted in them.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Akemi’s memory to STARS Air Ambulance.

The family has entrusted Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church with the Celebration. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for those within her immediate community and church on Thursday, 14 April 2022 at 1:00 PM RR2, Site 11, Hwy 580 and Range Rd 30 Carstairs, Alberta.

A livestream invitation is extended to those who are unable to attend in-person, living outside the community, or overseas and you can view service here Celebration of Life for Akemi.

To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Akemi, please visit Arrangements and cremation have been entrusted to Choice Memorial.

アルバータ州クロスフィールド町の林崎明美(はやしざき あけみ)は、先に天に召された林崎和彦(はやしざき かずひこ/カズ)の最愛の妻でした。2022年4月3日、アルバータ州カルガリー市のダルチーナホスピスにて66歳で召天しました。

葬儀に際し、お花・お花料はご辞退させていただき、お志は明美の記念として、STARS財団(STARS Air Ambulance; 緊急事態に陥った傷病者を迅速に救護し航空輸送する非営利団体)へご寄付くだされば幸いに存じます。
葬儀は 2022年4月14日木曜日、午後1時からアルバータ州カーステアーズ町のベテル福音宣教教会にて彼女の近親者および地域教会の人々で執り行われます。