Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Lovely Facebook Post On Kay's Memorial In Japan
On Facebook, the page for "In Memory of Kayoko Ishizuka (Toshi Kimura)" had a recent lovely post about Kay's memorial service in Japan. Kay was killed early Sept. 25 near the USF campus, where she was struck from behind by an SUV while riding her bicycle in the bike lane on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Dr. Ishizuka was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Medicine and was riding home at 1:30 a.m. after working.
The post: "It was sunny warm day, and nearly 100 people attended Kay's memorial service at Chosenji Temple in her hometown, Odawara. There was sutra recitation by Buddhist priest, then family brought her ash to the grave that other family members lies buried. We burned incense and.. wished Kay rest in peace.
"After... the service, we had lunch together at the temple. Kay's photos, diplomas, and her research was displayed in the room, and family albums and items that reminds Kay were there for view. While we were eating lunch, family members, relatives, school teachers, and friends shared episodes and memories of Kay. Her strength, tenderness, curiosity, and her smile... I was glad to know that wherever she was, she was “Kay” that I know :)
"Thank you very much for those who commented on facebook. We were able to translate your comments and gave them to Kay’s family. Also, thank you very much for those who volunteered to translate comments in Japanese."