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Obituaries for Dec. 8, 2015
Ernest ‘Ernie’ Joseph Dow
Ernest “Ernie” Joseph Dow of Kekaha passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Dec. 2, 2015, at the age of 81. He was born on Sept. 23, 1934, and raised in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada and lived in Victoria, British Columbia where he was a printing pressman by trade before moving to Kauai, Hawaii where he worked at Kauai Times and met his lovely wife.
Ernest was a beloved husband and companion of Pamela, his wife for 24 years. They owned and operated together the Waimea Canyon General Store for 19 years in Kekaha and enjoyed traveling and experiencing the world together.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Pamela (Kailikini); his three children, Jim (Eileen) Dow, David (Jeanne) Dow, Judy (Frank) Cano; and his precious three grandchildren, Jade Cano, Kalita Dow, and Brad Cano. He is also survived by his sister, Dorene (Sid) Ballik of Ajax Ontario; brother, Don (Christine) Laundrie of Denbith, Ontario of Canada and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Memorial services will be held on Dec. 11, 2015, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. with services at 6.
The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.
Ernest was a very kind and loving husband, father and friend to all. He never turned down an opportunity to help anyone in need.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Theodore Alfred Daligdig Jr.
Theodore Alfred Daligdig Jr. 90, passed away at his residence in Henderson, Nevada on Nov. 14, 2015, after a progressive battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Ted passed peacefully into the arms of God with loved ones by his side to a place where pain and suffering are washed away.
Born to Mary Furtado Daligdig and Teodoro Daligdig on July 5, 1925, Ted is survived by his wife Marlene Daligdig, 24/7 companion and caregiver, six children, Stella (Irving) Kaui, Theodore (Queenie) Daligdig III, Terry (Joyce) Daligdig, Beatrice Joann Yim, Herbert Daligdig, Charlene (Charles Lono) McGee, 30 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Ted is also survived by four step-children, Gerald (Ambrea) Ito Jr., Chantell Kaaihue, Raenell (Shane) Shimbukuro, Darnell Ito, seven step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that all loved their uncle Teddy. Ted was preceded in death by his first wife Beatrice Espin Daligdig.
Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at St. Catherine’s Church located at 5021 Kawaihai Road, Kapaa. Condolences commence at 9 a.m., Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Ashes will be placed to rest at a later date.
Radford Kawika Matias Hepa
Radford Kawika Matias Hepa of Anchorage, Alaska passed away at the age of 29 in Anchorage, Alaska on Nov. 23, 2015. Born on March 16, 1986, in Lihue, Kauai, he worked in the oil industry with Kuukpik Drilling, LLC, in Alaska.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Manuel “Mac” Matias and paternal grandfather, Augustine Castaneda.
Kawika is survived by his son, Kymani Ikaika Hepa; daughter, Kamea O’Kama Aleja Hepa of Anchorage, Alaska; father, Roland K. (Taqulik) Hepa; mother, Valerie A. Matias; brothers, Robert “Bobby” Oliver Jr. of Hanapepe, Hawaii, Kamaka Q. Hepa and Keoni N. Hepa of Barrow, Alaska; sisters, Mallorie K. Hepa and Lynette K. Hepa of Barrow, Alaska and Mariyah M. Oliver of Hanapepe, Hawaii; grandmother, Rosemary Leialoha Hepa-Millarich and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, for an evening prayer at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 6 p.m. The prayer will begin at 7.
A celebration of Kawika’s life will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at the St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with Mass at 11 and burial to follow at the Kapaa Public Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd. and the family was assisted by the Alaska Funeral Home and Crematory in Anchorage, Alaska.
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