Taki (Takefume) Nishimura passed away May 25th 2017. He was 88 years old.
He was born in the small town of Raymond, Alberta on October 16, 1928.
He was a journeyman electrician by trade, but really found his calling when he took a position at Red River College teaching in the construction electrician program. He taught there for well over 30 years and was very proud of the quality of the program at RRC and the very high success rate of the students when they wrote their interprovincial exams.
He would often say how RRC had one of, if not the highest success rates in the country. It gave him tremendous pleasure to see his students succeed.
He also had a tremendous love for children.
One of his nieces recently described him as
A pied piper to children. Kids would instinctively go to him and he would and could spend hours and hours playing with them and interacting with them.
He was a humble man who was never comfortable when people made a fuss over him for any reason, and he requested their not be a funeral.
Our family is grateful for the care he received at Kildonan personal care home.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the manitoba heart and stroke foundation in his memory would be appreciated.