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Black, Teresa

October 28, 1942 — January 14, 2012

Having lived a full and exceptional life, Terry passed away on Saturday, January 14, peacefully at home with family by her side, after a long fight with cancer. Born October 28, 1942, Ann Maria O’Hanlon, adopted by Elsie and Michael Moore, Terry lived in England with her brother John Moore until age 8. After immigrating to Canada, she grew up in Alberta and moved to Kelowna as an adult. Family was most important to Terry. She traced her roots back to her birth mother, discovering a clutch of siblings who welcomed her with open arms. She nurtured her family tree, supporting her children and cheering her grandchildren in their pursuits. Whether on the soccer pitch, at the rink, or grandparents’ day, Terry was there. She leaves behind the family she loved, Douglas Black, her husband of 28 years, son Grant Johnson, daughter Sharlene (John) Sherring, Gordon (Sarah) Black, Ian (Michelle) Black, daughter-in-law Holly, grandchildren Joel and Dallace, Andrew and Oliver, Cason, Harris and Hadley, Cameron and Darcy. She leaves her brother John Moore of Victoria and siblings in England and New Zealand Bern, Dee, Lynne, John and Angie, and her many friends near and far. Terry loved to travel and one of her happiest experiences was as a volunteer at the Vancouver Olympics. She also loved her home where her quiet compassion and patience marked her lifelong passion for horses and breeding. Terry enjoyed each aspect of breeding, and was particularly proud of her success as breeder of a BC Derby Winner. Terry worked hard, lived life on her own terms, and was as quick with her smile as she was “calling a spade a spade”. Terry will be missed in our days, but her spirit will remain with us. Thank you to Drs. Ellard, Fyles, McLeod and Wickstrom, and the Kelowna General Hospital for their compassion and care. On Friday, February 3, 2012 a private family service will be held, followed by a reception at the Hotel Eldorado 2-5pm, for friends and family to celebrate her life. For grandson Oliver, the punch will be really good. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer Research

Friday, February 3, 2012 2-5pm

Reception at the Hotel Eldorado

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The service for Black, Teresa is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2012 2-5pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Reception at the Hotel Eldorado


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  • Ted & Cheryl Turton says:

    Dear Doug & Family:
    We are thinking of you at this time. Please accept our sincerest sympathies.
    Cheryl & Ted

  • frank,marie bechard says:

    Dear Doug and family
    Although we are not in Kelowna at this time,our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
    With love,Frank and Marie

  • Maureen & Jerry Jaud says:

    Dear Doug & Family
    Jerry & I send our condolences to you and your family. We will be there to share in Terry’s celebration of her life. Moe

  • Mickey Patryluk says:

    Dear Doug and family…wishing you comfort in these difficult days and the warmth of shared memories as the future unfolds.

  • Priscilla Russell says:

    Doug and Family,
    My thoughts are with you at this time. If there is anything I can do to help at this difficult time, please let me know. I will not be able to attend the service as I am out of town, have great memories.
    Take Care

  • Bernie Lily Legatto says:

    To Doug and Family:
    Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
    May your memories help you all in your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Bernie and Lily

  • Marnie and Neil says:

    Dear Doug and Family
    We extend our sincere condolences. Terry was an inspiration to us, particularly last year during our crisis. She will be missed
    Marnie and Neil

  • Bob and Linda Horner says:

    My most sincere sympathy. I know all who knew her will miss her.
    Kindest regards,

    Bob and Linda Horner

  • David and Marg Craig says:

    Dear Doug and family: Our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. May all your shared memories keep you strong.
    Dave & Marg

  • R&L VanderHoek says:

    Dear Gord & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. If there is anything we can do for you or your family please let us know.
    Sincerely Rick & Leslie

  • Fred Froese says:

    Dear Doug and Family

    —- and Terry has left us with so many happy memories !
    My daughters Hailey and Whitney, and I
    — are thinking about you all– as you think about and recall all those great years together.

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  • Reg & Marie Peat says:

    Our deepest & sincerest condolences to Doug & family. Terry was a beautiful vibrant soul who touched our lives in so many wonderful ways. May she forever ride on the back of a fast horse…..

  • Rick Jacobs says:

    I am not sure where to start. My heart is heavy. Terry and Doug gave me an opportunity when I really needed one. I did not know then how profoundly my life would be changed because of Terry and Doug. Not only did I learn about the horse industry, more importantly, I learned about family…Terry and Doug treated my own daughter Ashlee, like she was their own. Helping instil the love of horses, she experienced four births up close and personal. Ashlee now works at Fairfield Animal Clinic and continues to live her passion for horses. Thank you so much Terry…. I know where you are the horses run wild and free….We love you and will never forget you.

    With Fond Memories and Sincere Condolences,
    Rick and Ashlee Jacobs

  • Doug Hartley says:

    To Doug & Family.
    I have fond memories of Terry. May great memories help you through this. I’ll make some turns through the magic Enchanted Forest for her at Big White this weekend.


  • Herb and Jane Blamire says:

    Dear Doug and family,
    May the love of family and friends help you through this very difficult time. Terry’s passion for life will be remember by us all.
    Our sincere sympathy
    Herb and Jane Blamire

  • Mary Anne & Laurie Anne Livingston says:

    Our Sincerest sympathy to you Doug and your family. Terry had a special way that warmed the hearts of everyone who knew her. May your own precious memories be a comfort to you now and throughout the days to come. Warmest regards
    Mary Anne & Laurie Anne Livingston

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