We Remember

MORI, Midori “Mid”

July 22, 1931 — October 11, 2016

Mrs. Midori “Mid” Mori (née Nakano), of Kelowna, died on October 11, 2016. She was 85 years old. Mid is survived by her husband, Minoru “Min” Mori; her children, Glenn Mori and wife Isabella, of Vancouver, Elaine Mori and husband Brian, and Julie Mori, of Kelowna; and Kevin Mori and wife Diane, of Chandler, Arizona; her grandchildren, Tova, Kayla, Tiana, Krista, Janelle, Scott and Dexter; and her brother, Masaomi “Mas” of Toronto, Ontario. She is preceded in death by her brothers Toshiomi and Kazuomi “Kaz” Nakano; her sister Michiko “Mich” Sugimoto; and her parents, George and Nobue Nakano. Mid was born on July 22, 1931, in Kelowna. She grew up helping on the family farm and raising her younger siblings, which resulted in a close relationship with her sister Mich. This early parenting of her sister fostered a desire for a large family of her own, and after she and Min married in 1959, she spent the early years of her four children’s lives at home with them. She made sure they always had a hot lunch, cookies for dessert, and homemade clothes for their Barbies. Mid was very active at the Kelowna Buddhist Temple, where she was secretary of the Women’s Association. Mid is remembered for her passion, talent and experience as a cook. She delighted friends and family with her famous manju, lemon chicken, roast beef, pies and a freezer that was always full of delicious baked goods. Mid’s skillful direction contributed to the success of many delicious dinners, chow mein and bake sale fundraisers put on by the Temple. As well, Mid loved reading (an ardent collector of craft and cookbooks), sewing, knitting and other crafts. Her family remembers her as a quiet and hard working woman dedicated to family and community.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Kelowna Buddhist Temple 1089 Borden Ave at 7:00 pm.

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Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Kelowna Buddhist Temple

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