Apr 14, 1946 – Feb 23, 2021
It is with great sadness the family of Ken Hoyano announce his passing on Tuesday February 23, 2021, at the age of 74 years.
Ken will be forever remembered by his loving wife Wendy; sons: Brian (Kate) of Edmonton and Gary (Melanie) of Vancouver; grandchildren: Madelyne, Mikayla, Lucie and Felix; siblings: Jim (Yumiko, deceased) Hoyano of Edmonton, Allan (Laura) Hoyano of Trowbridge, UK, and Joy (Tom) Simper of Gloucester, Ontario; and many other relatives and close friends.
Ken was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Miyo and Harry Hoyano and raised in Coaldale, Alberta as part of a close-knit community that included his cousins Corrinne, Gayle, Don, and Steve Tsujiura.
He attended the University of Alberta where he obtained his dentistry degree before building a thriving practice serving patients in North Edmonton for over 40 years.
Ken had a long, full life enjoying the gifts of family, friends, travel, curling and golf. Some of his most cherished times were bonding with friends and colleagues as a long-time member of the Derrick Golf and Winter Club and regular participant at the annual Mountain Golf Challenge. Ken was known for his ease of conversation, his gentle and unassuming manner, easy smile and love for his friends and family.
Due to Covid restrictions, and Ken’s wish to not have a funeral, a family celebration of life will be held in the future.
Ken’s family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to the University Hospital doctors and nurses for giving Ken so many years of good life after his surgery ten years ago. We would also like to thank Serenity Funeral Service for their compassionate care and support for our family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The University Hospital Foundation – givetouhf.ca, or a charity of your choice.
Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel