Mio Yokoi (The love of my life) sadly passed away on Tuesday May 23th at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Mio was truly one of a kind. Her smile actually did light up a room. She thought of others before herself, always.
She was filled with joy, laughter and always remained positive and upbeat even during the toughest times during her illness.
Mio genuinely cared about people. She changed so many lives for the good through her Psychotherapy practice and by simply being her beautiful self.
She was the sweetest, most caring person I ever met in my life.
Her name means “Guiding Light” which is so perfect. Because that’s what she was, for me and for so many others.
Mio showed us how to be better people to each other. She was selfless, always. Even in her last hours, when her vitals were failing, Mio was more concerned about the Nurses getting injured by throwing out their backs when they were trying to pick her up and reposition her body on the bed.
That was Mio, through and through.
Mio loved CATS! She was always taking pictures of our cats (making up silly names for them) and posting pictures of them on social media. Mio also loved Snoopy and Woodstock and would wear t-shirts which those characters on them.
She was also a huge Toronto Blue Jays and baseball fan. She also enjoyed traveling, watching cooking shows, and fine dinning.
Mio posted her two and a half year journey with Pancreatic Cancer on her Youtube channel and on her Twitter page. She lives on helping others. Please check them out and see what a brave and amazing person Mio was.
She was funny and sweet and right now, I’m not really sure how I can function without her.
Mio’s favorite group was REM. She loved the track “Nightswimming” . It is about four minutes long. Please pay it once today, for Mio. Spend four minutes honouring Mio and her legacy.
Finally: Thank you for all your love, support and friendship during this difficult time. I love and miss you Mio 🙂 Love Joe oxox