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On Sunday, January 31, 2021, Terumi "Teri" Hamade peacefully passed away at the age of 82.
She is survived by her sister Brenda Michiyo Moberg (Earl), brother-in-law Denis Hamelin, son Toshihiro Jason (Sandi), grandchildren, Tokashi Alex, Mariko Kiralouise and Hiroshi Jacob, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Risuke, her mother Tomeno, brother Harry Hirokazu (Chiyoko), and sister Jessie Fujimi Hamelin.
She was born in Port Alberni, BC and lived in Ucluelet until 1942. She and her family joined other Japanese-Canadians interned in Hastings Park and Lemon Creek during the Second World War.
After the war, Teri and her family moved to Winnipeg where she found success working as an accountant for businesses such as Rusco Windows, Checkerboard Realty, Inter City Gas, and Fred Douglas Lodge. Following retirement, she kept up with a number of side jobs including Canadian Motorcycle Sales, Tom Town Realty, Magnus Daycare, Pet Valu, PowerRich and many others.
Teri was a woman ahead of her time, a single mother who worked hard to raise her son and care for her parents. She carved her own path in life, and made friendships that lasted lifetimes. In her later life, she enjoyed helping to raise her grandchildren, who will always cherish memories of spending weekend afternoons with her. She was always ready to help them, whether it be driving, supporting their education, or offering words of wisdom.
An avid sports fan, she rarely missed watching a game and rooted for local teams. She enjoyed travelling with her mother, and visited Japan twice to reconnect with relatives. Some of her hobbies included knitting, hosting family gatherings, and going to the casino. She enjoyed socializing with friends and talked daily with best friends Linda and Marion.
Teri was blessed with wonderful neighbours who went above and beyond, including Cheryl and Bill, who along with WRHA home care staff, helped her live at home in her later years.
Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, CancerCare Manitoba, or another charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My condolences to Jason, Sandie and the kids for the loss of Terri. I only Met Terri a handful of times but remember her as being full of life and family being the most important thing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. - Posted by: Jo-Anne McNeil (Friend) on: Feb 07, 2021

  • Mom will truly miss Teri's Sunday at 11:00 a.m. phone calls. They were very good friends from the Fred Douglas Lodge days. Both mom and I were very sorry to hear of her passing. Jason as I told you at Teri's 80th birthday you were a very exceptionally attentive son. I know she appreciated everything you did for her. Teri's birthday parties will also be missed as she always had all friends and family by her side. Her being the princess of the party. Deepest sympathy to all family members Marion and Terri Hlady - Posted by: Marion and daughter Terri Hlady (Friend) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • Jason and Brenda and to your families. I was sorry to hear of Terri's passing. I am sorry we did not connect earlier but I shall always remember Terri dropping her mother off at church or other events. She never stayed but she was always there. Terri was so proud of you Jason and thankful for your care. We used to share memories and doughnuts as we talked about who was scoring and who the players of the teams were. I shall miss the phone visits when we could not visit due to Covid. Till we meet again - Posted by: Doreen Amadatsu (friend) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to all the family. Teri was a good friend for many, many years and she will be missed. We'll raise a glass of beer in your honour Teri. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Mair Livingstone (Friend) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. Had a lot of fun and great times with her at work and on Friday nights at the Lincoln. She will be missed dearly. - Posted by: Joanna wabick (Friend from Fred Douglas lodge) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Joanna wabick (Friend from Fred Douglas lodge) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss Jason and family. Cherish your memories of your mom and grandma. She sounds like she was a wonderful, hard-working, caring lady who was very family-oriented. ❤️ - Posted by: Deb Johnson (Acquaintance of son through employment) on: Feb 06, 2021

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