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Lise Ashikawa

On Wednesday November 13, 2019, Lise  Ashikawa passed away suddenly at home at the age of 73 years old. Lise will be forever remembered by her devoted husband Michael; and her sons, Jeffrey and his wife Natasha and Tosh and his wife Danielle. She will be greatly missed by her two grandsons, Darcy and Aidan and her two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Kaitlyn.

Lise was born to parents, Ernest and Blanche Paradis in Kapuskasing, Ontario. She leaves her brother, Claude Paradis and her brother Robert Paradis and his wife Peggy Averill.

She grew up in Kapuskasing, went to teacher’s college in Sudbury and started teaching in the Kapuskasing Roman Catholic Separate School Board District. Lise was an excellent teacher and was beloved by her students.

Lise went on to obtain two degrees and ended up teaching twenty-seven years before taking an early retirement plan.

Lise will be fondly remembered for her love of family. She was an excellent cook and loved to travel to the Maritimes. She loved seeing plays and musicals. In her spare time, she loved to read novels and earlier on in her life, she loved to tole paint, especially Christmas ornaments.

At her request, there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place. A celebration of Lise’s life will be held for family and her friends in Kapuskasing in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Doctors Without Borders.

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Nous regrettons de vous annoncer le décès de Lise Ashikawa (née Paradis) le 13 novembre, 2019 à l’âge de 73 ans à Chatham, Ontario.

Elle laisse dans le deuil son époux, Michael de Chatham; ses deux fils: Jeffrey (Natasha) de Petawawa, Tosh (Danielle) de Kapuskasing; ses quatre petits-enfants: Darcy, Aidan, Elizabeth et Kaitlyn; ainsi que ses deux frères, Claude Paradis et Robert Paradis (Peggy).

Elle fut précédée par ses parents, Ernest et Blanche Paradis de Kapuskasing.

Suite à ses études, Lise a enseignée pour 27 ans dans la communauté de Kapuskasing. Dans son temps libre, Lise aimait cuisiner et voyager dans les Maritimes. Elle aimait également les pieces de théâtre, la lecture et la peinture, surtout sur les ornements de Noël. Les gens se souviendront toujours de son amour pour sa famille.

En respectant les voeux de Lise, il n’y aura pas de services funéraires, cependant une celebration de vie pour sa famille et ses amis prendra place au printemps.

Comme témoignage de sympathie, la famille serait reconnaissante de dons aux Médecins sans frontiers.

Donations: Doctors Without Borders

Celebration of Life: At a later Date in Kapuskasing

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