In Memory of Yosuke “Yoshi” Hayahara
Aug. 19, 1944 – June 18, 2018
Praised by his tennis buddies as a “gentleman”, “the nicest guy you’ll ever meet”, “dedicated”, “humble”, “fast on the court”, “a great tennis player” and a “really good person”, Yoshi Hayahara will be truly missed at Don Mills Tennis Club. He joined DMTC about 7 years ago and regularly participated in Kaffeeklatsch, the house league and playing with a group of friends early Sunday mornings.
Yoshi was born in Fukuoka, Japan on Aug 19, 1944. He has one son, one daughter and four grandchildren. He was one of 4 siblings and is survived by one brother and two sisters who still live in Fukuoka. He attended university in Japan and came to Canada around 1975. He worked as a restaurant manager for quite some time. In his later years, he helped build homes in Japan with Canadian lumber and worked as a health food distributor.
His children described him as “a simple man who enjoyed living in the moment. The smallest things brought him great happiness like going for coffee with friends, playing lots of tennis and golf, helping others, cooking and trying new recipes, and most of all spending lots of time with his beloved grandchildren.”
The world is a little less of a genteel place because of his tragic passing. May this lovely, honorable man rest in peace and may we always remember Yoshi, the kind and gentle soul who graced us with his presence at DMTC.
(Above photo taken at the DMTC Banquet at the Donalda Club, Sept. 2013)