Fred Kikuchi

Obituary of Fred Kikuchi


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Kikuchi on January 22, 2022, at the age of 78.  Fred was the beloved husband of 51 years to Kazuko and father to Craig (Juliana) and Elizabeth (John Paul).  Fred, known as “Sammy” to his grandchildren, will be missed by Ella, Lukas and Audrey.  Fred is survived by his sisters Linda (Bob) and Vickie (Bill) and predeceased by his parents, Fujiko Nishimura and Sadanori Kikuchi, his brother, Tom, and sisters, June and Mary. Fred was born in Tashme, British Columbia, in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War. After the war, the Kikuchi family eventually settled in Toronto, Ontario.  Fred earned his degree from the University of Toronto dental school and opened up his dental practice in Brantford, Ontario in 1972. Fred was a favorite uncle, a loyal friend and a dedicated sibling. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law and brother-in-law.   His hard work and devotion to his family set an example to live by.  Fred’s love and generosity touched many lives and its impacts will continue to be felt for years to come.  We miss you! The family would like to make special mention of the amazing care Fred received from the many wonderful personal support workers, nurses and doctors over the past 11 years.  Their help made it possible for Fred to live comfortably at home with a lengthy illness.  We are grateful for all of the support they have given to the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Fred’s memory to the Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation. Condolences and memories of Fred may be shared with the family at

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