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TERAKITA– Kazuyuki

March 13, 1927 – September 12, 2009

Kazuyuki Terakita, beloved husband of Tamiko of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the age of 82 years.

Kaz was born on March 13, 1927 in Fanny Bay, BC, the son of Masao and Itoe Terakita. He was the second eldest of five brothers and two sisters. Kaz was in the flooring business for thirty years. He owned and operated Terakita Floors with his brothers Mitsy and Yosh.

Kaz enjoyed many years of camping, fishing, curling and golfing with family and friends. Life’s greatest challenge was his battle with cancer, which he faced with bravery, strength and great courage.

Besides his loving wife, Tami, Kaz’s memory will be cherished by his daughter Linda (Jeff) Heartz and grandson Michael. He is also survived by brothers, Mas, Mitsyb (Heidi), Yosh (Yoko), Masaji (Shirley), Bill (June) as well as sisters, Alice (Jim) Tateishi and Kay Terakita, and numerous nieces and nephews. Kaz was predeceased by his parents, Masao and Itoe Terakita, and sister-in-law Jane Terakita, and niece Beverly Ikeda.

Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family gratefully acknowledges the staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, the Palliative Care Nurses, and Chinook Hospice for their care and support.

In living memory of Kaz Terakita, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Carol,Jeremy & Jerry Heartz :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rembering the good times and memories.

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  2. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Terakita Family at this difficult time> Kaz was an honest, hard working, and well respected man, who definitely enjoyed various sports. His legacy and memories will carry on in our hearts by those of us that had the true honor and priviledge to know him. Kaz was a true competitor especially when it came to curling and golf! Kaz lived a fulfilling life and may you rest in peace

    Love Jessika, Kaycee, Angie, and Nick

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  3. Jim and Mary MacPhail :

    Linda, Jeff, Michael & Tammi.

    We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs

    Jim & Mary

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  4. Tami and Family, I am sooo sorry to hear about Kaz. He was truly a great man. I have never worked for a better boss or family for that matter. God Bless.

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  5. Dear Tami and Family, thinking of you and your family at this time. Our prayers are with you. Love your former Safeway co-worker and friend, Beatrice Law.

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  6. Jim and Linda Hunt :

    To The Terakita Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Kaz’s passing, our thoughts are with you at this time. Jim and Linda

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  7. Marc and Beth Sunada :

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Kiki. He will be remembered for the good times shared at work and curling. Our thoughts and memories are with you at this time. Marc & Beth Sunada

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  8. Mildred and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Kaz. We have known the Terakita boys for many years through dealings with Terakita Floors and found them to be honest hard working people of the highest integrity.

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  9. Gary & louise Ellenton :

    Dear Tammy, Linda and family,
    We are so sorry to learn of Kaz’s passing. I’ll always remember the stormy new years eve we spent with you. Kaz tried to eat rice with a fork (perhaps to make us feel more at home) but he had to give up and go back to his chopsticks. We remember too that he and the brothers helped us move into our first home. He was a good man and will be missed. Our hearts go out to you.
    Love,
    Gary & Louise

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  10. Faye and Tony and Bradley Mah :

    To: Tami, Linda, Jeff, Michael

    Our prayers to you during this difficult time. He was great family man. May he rest in peace.

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  11. Anne Claire Danan :

    I feel so sad that I missed Mr. Terakita’s funeral. I didn’t even know he passed. I just heard from my mom recently. I used to be his neighbour in Sundance. I first met him when I was 12-years-old. Now I’m 31. How time flies! I just remember how friendly Mr. Terakita was. I got locked out of the house once when I was a teen and he offered me to wait in their home, but I told him I’d be okay because it was summertime. My condolences to the Terakita family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

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