Passing of Dr. Yoshio Senda – Updated 9/14/09

A public memorial service will take place on Saturday, September 19th at 2:00 pm in the University of Lethbridge’s Wellness Centre.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

     Dr. Yoshio and Florence Senda Fund at the University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, T1K 3M4


     City of Lethbridge/Lethbridge Judo Club, 910 – 4th Avenue South, T1J 0P6

For more information, please visit our website at

The Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club


After battling bone cancer, Dr. Yoshio Senda passed away last night in the Lethbridge hospital.

Please do NOT phone the family to express your condolences at this time as they have been overwhelmed by telephone calls and Mrs. Senda is extremely fatigued by Sensei’s lengthy hospital stay.

Senda Sensei was a long-time supporter of judo in the Northwestern United States and the recipient of the Order of Canada and also Judo Canada’s first Kudan.

Details of funeral arrangements will follow.