Jerry Jiro Takeda passed unexpectedly on October 22nd, 2017 at the age of 64 years. He was born on October 10th, 1953 in Raymond, Alberta and was the sixth of nine children. Jerry completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo, graduating with Honors. He worked In Lethbridge for the Government of Alberta as a scientist for 5 years. He married his wife, Laurie on May 21st, 1977. In 1980, he began his career with GMC, working at the family owned dealership, Jubilee Motors, in Raymond, Alberta. He moved his family to Williams Lake in 1989 to become the fixed operations manager at Cariboo Chevrolet Buick GMC. In 1994, Jerry got a job as the general manager of the parts department at Jacobsen GM in Kelowna, subsequently retiring from Bannister Cadillac Buick GMC in Kelowna in 2014. Jerry worked for GMC for 35 years and enjoyed his retirement by pursuing his passions of photography, golfing, snowboarding, exercising and travelling to Calgary to spend time with his children and grandson. In 2003, Jerry helped found the Yamabiko Taiko group in Kelowna becoming an avid participant as a drummer for 10 years. Jerry was an active member of the Kelowna Buddhist Temple Board of Directors, writing the newsletter, acting as webmaster and treasurer. Over the past two years, Jerry volunteered his time as tee-host and marshal at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club. He is predeceased by his father Muneo, his brother Ronnie, and sister Constance. Jerry is survived by his mother Toshiko, siblings Hisako (Brian), Richard (Dawn), Donna (John), KB (Lila), Jane (Gary), Susan (Chris), the love of his life, Laurie, with whom he just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, sons Nathan, Aaron (Eri), daughter Nicole and grandson, Elias Ichiro. A Memorial Service honoring his life will be held at the Kelowna Buddhist Temple, 1089 Borden Avenue on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm. No flowers by request, please. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”
Service: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Buddhist Temple
The service for TAKEDA, Jerry Jiro is scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.