HOYANO, Kenneth Kenji

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
780-477-7500

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guy parrott

Oh Wendy, I just found out of Ken’s passing. Please accept our condolences. He was a great guy and you were a great couple.
Stay strong and safe,
Guy and Victoria Parrott

Don Edgecombe

As spring arrives and we return to golf we see friends we haven’t seen all winter. Like, I’m sure, at all golf clubs, members share news of other members. I was shocked to hear of Ken’s passing. Ken was an extremely nice person that was very well known and well liked at the Derrick Club. He’ll be missed by his golf group and everyone that knew Ken. My condolences to Wendy and the kids.

carol steele

To Wendy and the family I am so sorry for your loss He was a very nice man and great dentist He will be dearly missed All my Love to you and your family Love Carol x

Jennifer Iu

Dear Wendy, Gary (Melanie), Brian (Kate), the dear grand kids and all siblings and family both near and far,

We send our deepest condolences to all of you with heavy hearts. Ken was a gentle soul who touched the lives of so many throughout his career, his activities and those closest to him. We will cherish the moments we spent with him and always remember his soft tone, beautiful smile and gentle laugh. If it were not for Ken, we would not have the pleasure of being part of your wonderful family. If it were not for Ken, my sister would not be with my wonderful brother in law, Gary, who shares the same gentle soul his father did. If it were not for Ken, we would not know Brian and Kate and get to know their beautiful daughters. If it were not for Ken we would not know his lovely wife, Wendy. If it were not for Ken (and you, Wendy) we would not have had the support we so desperately needed during our loss of our own mother. And if it were not for Ken, we wouldn’t be privy to the legacy that lives on in his talented sons and grandchildren. The devastation of losing him will be a feat to overcome. Please know we are with you with broken hearts, but will cherish the moments we had with him. He was man who exemplified overcoming, humility and kindness. And for that, we have much gratitude for what and who he brought into our lives.

Know we are with you all in this time of grief, but look forward to the happiness that will eventually come when we can remember and celebrate his life like he so deserved.

Much love to all of you and know we are always here.

Sending strength, peace and love,

Jen Iu + Harry Wojdak

Kerri McLaughlin-Phillips

Dear Brian and family.

We’re sending our deepest condolences to you and yours on the loss of your father, Ken, at this sad and challenging time. It’s so tough to lose a father at any time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you will be shored up by fond memories of a life well lived.

From: Randy Phillips and Kerri McLaughlin-Phillips

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