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Masayuki Hashimoto

$10,094.00 (raised so far)

About Masayuki Hashimoto

A few things come to mind when you think of Masayuki (Yuki) Hashimoto: golf, eating, and Chibi-Maruko’s grandfather (Tomozo).  He was always the life of the party and people were continuously amazed at Yuki’s teenager-like appetite and love of golf. He regularly enjoyed having the company of friends and family over for a meal at home, at his favourite restaurant Congee Noodle House, or at the Meadow Garden clubhouse where the servers knew him not only by name, but his membership number noted on his bill!

Fun-loving Yuki was born in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan in 1947. In his late 20’s he planned to make a stop-over in Vancouver to make a bit of money before heading to Paris to learn French and become Parisian—but he never made it to Paris. Yuki loved Vancouver so much that he decided to settle down in Vancouver. He later relocated to Richmond, to live with his wife and raise his three daughters.

Yuki worked for over 35 years at Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI), an integrated forest products company, before retiring at age 65. At DMI, Yuki had a dual role of Assistant General Manager and Manager of Transportation and Logistics. Before his illness, Yuki’s retirement years were spent golfing four to six days a week and making several annual trips to Japan to visit his friends, family, and relatives, as well as to explore his birth country.

Yuki passed away in February after an indomitable battle with Glioblastoma, stage 4, brain cancer. We hope you will honour Yuki’s memory by making a contribution toward cancer research at UBC.

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The impact of your support

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the deadliest form of brain cancer affecting adults. Despite improvements in diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques, and therapeutics, this devastating disease has eluded major treatment advances. Following a diagnosis of GBM, most patients will live only 12–14 months—a dismal statistic that has not changed appreciably in the past 50 years.

Future advances in brain tumor research rely on the recruitment of new investigators to the field. Your gift will support promising young trainees who may establish research programs of their own and contribute substantially to efforts focused on improving outcomes for GBM patients.

Through your generosity, we can help solve an urgent problem of today while fostering the next generation of researchers who will expand the field and focus on the challenges of tomorrow.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • P&B anniversary party Sept 2012

    Paula, friend and coworker
  • Cannot think of our annual mushroom hunt without Yuki-san. Thank you for driving us to Hope and Pemberton for more than 30 years!

    Keiko Hirai, Friend
  • Yuki's 35th Anniversary with DMI

    Wako Ando, Co-Worker
  • Yuki's 30th Anniversary with DMI

    Wako Ando, Co-Worker
  • Thank you, I love brother, uncle.

  • Wonderful memories from our Corporate Cup golf tournaments, ok, maybe not all so wonderful

    Stu Dornbierer, Co-worker
  • Yuki winning the Corporate Cup at DMI Golf Tournament in summer 2008.

    Wako Ando, Co-worker
  • Thank you all for your support of my father. Please enjoy a collection of photos we have of my dad. Should you have any photos to share, please upload them to the site.

List of Donors
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  • Anonymous Donation

  • Emma Chow

  • The Pronyk Family

  • Melody Lam

  • Maggie, Tom & Family

  • Marissa Sammy

  • Sophia Shimada

  • Jennifer Tanney/ Kaede and Kenji Maruyama

  • Reggie Ho

  • Katsuko Shioiri

  • Nancy Tsuyuki

  • Sachiko and Yoshihiro Tachi

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