TSUJI, Toshiro "Roy" - "Roy" Toshiro Tsuji passed away on February 14, 2013 at age 84 to join his loving wife, the late Susan Tsuji on this Valentine's Day. Born in Vancouver, BC, he was relocated to Alberta and then moved to Toronto after WWII. Then Roy worked as an entrepreneur in the automotive industry until 1980 when he and Susan started their careers as Independent TV Producers. Predeceased by brothers, Toru (Sam) Tsuji, John and Jim Tsuji. Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather to Lauren Tsuji and sons Brandon and Tristan; Blythe Tsuji-Carr/John Carr and children Barrett, Aja/Jay Shipperely and sons Craig, Kane and Heron; Craig Tsuji/Jennifer Ayre-Tsuji and children Tosh and Hannah; Mia Tsuji (Martin)/Mike Martin and children Aiden and Faith. Cherished uncle and friend to so many. Inseparable from his wife until she passed in 2002, Roy and Susan Tsuji were best known for Japanese Panorama, "Hello Japan" as seen on CityTV and the Kohaku Uta Gassen which they produced for over 20 years. Roy and Susan were active members of the Japanese Canadian community, providing leadership at the NAJC, JCCC, Toronto Japanese Language School, Momiji Senior's Centre, Nipponia Home, Toronto Japanese Garden Club to name a few and he was also a 2nd degree black belt in judo. He will be remembered for his generosity, overly big heart, wit, charm and "the look". We miss him already. Visitation will be held at W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will also take place at the Toronto Japanese Buddist Church, 1011 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. followed immediately by a service from 3-4 p.m. and a reception from 4-5 p.m. Condolences may be expressed online at www.wctownfuneralchapel.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 16, 2013