The extended CFL community sent an outpouring of condolences to the BC Lions family on Wednesday after the team announced the passing of equipment manager Ken “Kato” Kasuya.
Condolences to all who were a part of Kato’s family. A true @BCLions legend who befriended, helped & inspired all of us to care more. Thank you for the legacy of serving others that you leave us. Thank you for all that you did for me. You will be missed. Rest peaceful my friend! pic.twitter.com/cijOZ4q0a4
Such sad news one of the great people that make the CFL special. The equipment managers in this league are a close family of guys and today we feel like we’ve lost a brother Rest In Peace Kato https://t.co/KA3mwLdouw
Just hearing the awful news this morning. The past 2 months has been great on many levels but reconnecting with Kato was one of the tops. I don’t know what to say other than what we all already know which is that he will be greatly missed.
Kato you meant so much to me, transitioning to a new team is never easy but you knew how to make me feel welcomed. You were the true definition of 1st in & last out, greeting me with a huge smile every time. Thank you for all that you did! you will be missed. #RIPKato@BCLions
Every time I entered @BCLions locker room, I’d pass by Kato Kasuya’s office & check in. He was a most friendly gatekeeper & on the days where he had time, we’d sit around and shoot the bull. Great memories. Such a friendly man. And a pillar of the Leos’ culture. RIP my friend
Football is family. You always took care of me & everyone else. It was always a WE first attitude. You are a legend, a friend, family. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for all the years & your legacy. Nothing but amazing memories & good thoughts Kato. We love you 💔🐐 pic.twitter.com/IqmaRPI7ez
KAAAAATTTTTOOOO MY DAWG!!!!😔 I am so heartbroken 😞😢😢😢😢😢one of the most humbling human beings I ever met. Would give you the shirt off his back if you asked him! He was the backbone of the @BCLions organization. We are forever indebted to you Kato! RIH my friend! 😇😇😢 https://t.co/XTSIQyKGLo