Thank you Tokar, sorry I didn't reply before, I just came across this posting.
Thank you to our furry friends for your condolences. It will soon be a year since I lost Masa, I was offered a few times to have a furry wake for Masa. It still hard for me to accept and I think of him often.
When I met Masa back in 2012, I never expected us to be do close, but we grew on each other. In the fall of 2013 Masa moved to Vancouver to live with me and decided to attend BCIT. I have not been very active in the community since we met, in October 2015 Masa and I moved up to the NWT after he graduated from BCIT. We had planned to spend 2 years (his apprenticeship) up there, then hopefully return to Vancouver and civilization together. I never expected to be returning alone, this would have been our third year together as a legal couple.
Masa was a great person and partner, liked by almost everyone he met. He was a little shy and hardly said anything when the first time he met someone, but after awhile he would open up and those people found out how really great a person he was. I often think about our many road trips, and how he would hear something on the radio and start singing. Most people didn't know how good a singer he was or how great his voice was. God I miss him so much, I still hear him singing from time to time and still wake up sometimes expecting him to be there. I'm sorry, I can't go on.
Sorry for going on like this, but this is really the first time I have been able to speak openly since his passing.
Once again thank you.