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TERAKITA, Masaji “Sauce”

TERAKITA, Masaji “Sauce”

1931 – Fanny Bay, British Columbia

2013 – Calgary, Alberta

 

Sauce Terakita beloved husband of Shirley Terakita of Calgary, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 82 years.

Sauce was born in Fanny Bay, BC.  When he was 12, his family was interned to Slocan City BC and lived in the camps until the end of the war.  They were then sent by train to Southern Alberta to work on the sugar beet farms.   He attended SAIT in 1952 to become an electrician.  After meeting the love of his life Shirley, they married and relocated to Calgary.  In 1976 he ventured out on his own and founded Terakita Electric, which remains a successful family business today.

Sauce loved taking trips to Las Vegas and Sedona.  He enjoyed many sports but golfing was his passion.

Sauce is survived by his loving wife Shirley, three sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Annie, Craig and Deb and Gary and Lisa, six grandchildren Christen (Denis), Tom (Mandy), Matt (Megan), Ashley (Lane), Alex, Andrea (Rowan), two great grandchildren Lucas and Carter, three brothers, two sisters as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and a niece.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Sauce Terakita, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone:  403-243-8200.

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  1. Clive Grant :

    Dear Shirley, Rick and families.
    I can’t tell you how sad I am reading about the passing of Sauce. He was probably the nicest human being I have ever met and always treated me with nothing but the utmost of respect. We had many a fun game of golf followed by dinner and cocktails after and it seemed that Sauce always wanted to pay, especially when young guys like Wally and I were just getting our feet wet in the working world. There was never a shortage of laughter, especially when we had our games with Sauce, Wally, Ed Whitaker and I. I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was to work at Pinebrook and when the Terakita’s walked in, a bad day always turned into a good day. My deepest sympathies to you all as you mourn the loss of one of the best.

    Clive Grant

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  2. Jeff Bowling :

    My deepest sympathies to the Terakita family for your loss. “Mr. Terakita” was a such a dear friend to the Bowling family. I will always remember him as a very kind and thoughtful man with a big heart and a gentle manner whose actions spoke louder than his words.

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  3. Yosh & Kathy Kunimoto :

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. We were so sorry to hear about his long illness and how hard it must have been for all of you to see him suffer. May he rest in peace and may all of you remember the good times and love he felt for all or you.

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  4. Dorothy Perrault :

    Shirley, Clarence and I were so sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. Dot and Clarence.

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  5. Laura Fabbro/Dana Peers :

    Shirley and family;
    Gently move your awareness from the external world to a world of light within your heart. Allow each breath to heal you…..

    Eternity exists within us, forever sparkling like a diamond. Sauce You are in essence, a shining star, forever transforming to ever- greater light.

    May you all be surrounded by love and happy memories during this difficult time. Our heartfelt sympathy. Laura, Dana, Cody &Dusty our Angel of God

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  6. Dear Shirley and Family;

    Please accept my deepest sympathies on Sauce’s passing. He was one of the nicest, most generous people I’ve ever had the pleasure and privilage of knowing.

    Garry

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  7. Cheryl McDonald :

    Dear Auntie Shirley, Rick, Craig, Gary & Family,

    We are deeply saddened and sorry to hear of Sauce’s passing. We hope all of your wonderful memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

    Our thoughts are with you all.

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  8. Edda Nardei :

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tony Nardei and family

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  9. Les & Darlene Patterson :

    Dear Shirley & Family;
    We are very saddened to hear that Sauce passed away. He was a kind, gentle soul. Someone so special can never be forgotten. Sharing in your sorrow, with love and friendship.

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  10. Jacqueline and Peter Power :

    Dear Shirley and Family,
    We offer our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family in the loss of Sauce, one of the kindest, dearest men we’ve ever known. We will miss seeing him at Pinebrook and in the Garden Terrace on the occasions we’ve been there at the same time.
    He will always will be missed and remembered by all who knew and loved him.
    Sincerely,
    Jackie and Peter

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