BRANDIE MICHELLE (PLANTE) KAJINO
December 20, 1973 ~ November 1, 2016
Brandie Michelle (Plante) Kajino, 42, died at home in Vancouver, Washington, November 1, 2016, from pancreatic cancer. She was a loving mother, wife, also known as a professional organizer, early tech adopter and for making real food accessible, she was an Evernote ambassador, writer, podcaster and speaker.
A Rotary youth exchange student, Brandie spoke fluent Japanese and was blessed to marry the love of her life, Hiro Kajino, February 18, 1995. Her greatest joy was being the mother of Tony Kajino, who "brightens my life and teaches me more than I teach him." Whether it was cheering for him at swim meets or for his scholastic and musical accomplishments, she celebrated how hard Tony worked, always encouraging him to do his best.
Brandie used humor and eye-blinding enthusiasm to connect, teach and guide others. Passionately focused and curious, she inspired people to laugh and to change their corners of the world. By simply being herself she Inspired us all to show up, to be present and to be brave.
She loved dirty martinis (extra olives, please), singing gospel, Ina Garten, pears, chocolate cake, cold brew coffee, The West Wing, Mason jars and the Farmer's Market. We loved her homemade scones, her contagious laughter, her sass and her tender heart. We will always admire her commitment to living her truth with intention and strength.
In lieu of attending a memorial service, her husband and beloved son invites you to honor Brandie's memory by participating in a project she and her husband began several years ago: Shine Where You Are, consider volunteering for an hour or performing an act of kindness to bring a smile to someone's face, the way Brandie brightened the lives of those around her. We would share your good deeds and inspire others, please share at https://www.facebook.com/TeamKajino/
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Published by The Columbian on Nov. 17, 2016.