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MURATA, Terumi Anne (nee Itani)

March 23, 1951 — August 20, 2018

Terumi Anne Murata passed away on August 20, 2018 at the age of 67 after a brief illness. Terri is survived by her loving family: sons Warren, Jason, Scott, Brian and their father Kazuya; sister Nancy (Dick) Minato; brothers Ted (Frances) Itani, Bing (Carol) Itani; and many special nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Takeo and Sumako Itani; brother Tom (Beryl) Itani; sister Linda (Isao) Terai.

Terri was born in Kelowna on March 23, 1951 and was raised and attended school in Westbank. After graduation, she went to Japan in 1969 to study Japanese where she met and married her husband in 1973. They returned to Kelowna shortly after where they raised their four boys who are by far her greatest accomplishments. She supported her boys by volunteering in the school system from kindergarten to graduation. She loved her dancing nights at the Blue Gator. She was surrounded by a multitude of loving and supportive friends, who we ask to go out and do a random act of kindness in her name.

In lieu of flowers or Koden, donations may be made to the Kelowna Food Bank www.cofoodbank.com .

A Celebration of Terri’s Life will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Kelowna Buddhist Temple, 1089 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Kelowna Buddhist Temple

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The service for MURATA, Terumi Anne (nee Itani) is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Kelowna Buddhist Temple

1089 Borden Avenue KELOWNA, BC


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  • Dana says:

    So sorry for your loss…what an amazing woman we loss

  • Judy and Paul Koovisk says:

    Deepest Sympathy to the Murata Family. What a wonderful Lady. Always a smile. Going to miss our chats and talking about our families. We have many wonderful memories of Terri which we will hold deep in our hearts. Rest easy my friend. You will be missed but thought of often.

  • Terri-Lynn Pisio says:

    My sincerest condolences to the Murata family! I will thoroughly miss seeing Terri every Sunday at the drug store! She was the light of my morning EVERY Sunday for years 🙂 She had this way of making me laugh and giggle over the silliest of thing! She was truly an amazing woman and will be missed by everyone.

  • Jacki Morgan says:

    Terri was one of our family friends for many years. Scott and my son were school friends . Also my husband Denis Showler taught her lovely sos. Terri always had a smile and something funny to share whenever we saw her . W e are all so sad to hear of her passing . Terri was so very proud of her wonderful boys and shared their lives and happiness with us always . Sending hugs and good thoughts to you all .

  • David, Wendy and Heather Ikesaka says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss her very much and the world will be different without her. I will miss you Terri, my ‘ Onesan’ (older sis in Japanese).

  • Grant Lockhart says:

    I rejoice and celebrate Terri, and have made a donation to the the Kelowna Food Bank in her memory. I met Terri at Mark’s where she took time with customers and remembered their names.

  • Darlene Darryl Bildstein and family says:

    May the memories of your MOTHER provide you with comfort and may the support of loved ones and friends help to ease your sorrow at this difficult time . Terri you were a terrific awesome mother we will miss you

  • Minardi Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Murata Family. We were your neighbors for many years and remember what a sweet and caring lady Terri was. We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you all.

  • Kaz Jiyobu & Family says:

    Our sincerest condolences to the Murata, Minato and Itani families.
    I remember meeting up with Anne (Terri) and Linda at Ruby’s Restaurant to enjoy some good food and to reminisce.

  • Lauren Wilton & Rob Patriquin says:

    Our condolences to the Murata family. She will be truly missed. Such a sweet and caring woman.

  • Colleen & Victor Peterson says:

    Terri, a beautiful soul who touched so many lives with her positive energy. We will miss her hugs and the visits we would have whenever we would see her. Our sincere condolences to her family.

  • Laurie Miyasaki says:

    So sorry to hear that Terri has passed away. She will be missed!

  • Leanne Cameron says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Terri was a wonderful woman. My condolences to the family for such a great loss!

  • Cyril Chalk says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Terri”s passing. I remember all the volunteer work she did at West Rutland and Pearson Road schools in support of her own and other children. She was always so pleasant and positive. To all the family my sincere condolences
    We were all greatly blessed by meeting and working with her.

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