Teresa Ann Maria Black

Teresa Ann Maria Black


Having lived a full

and exceptional life,

Terry passed away

on Saturday, January 14, peacefully at

home with family by

her side, after a long

fight with cancer. 

Born October 28,

1942, Ann Maria O’Hanlon, adopted

by Elsie and Michael Moore, Terry lived

in England with her

brother John Moore

until age 8.  After immigrating to Canada, she grew up in Alberta and moved to Kelowna as an adult. Family was most important to Terry. She traced her roots back to her birth mother,

discovering a clutch of siblings who welcomed her with open arms.  She nurtured her family tree, supporting her children and cheering her grandchildren in their pursuits.  Whether on the soccer pitch, at the rink, or grandparents’ day, Terry was there. She leaves behind the family she loved, Douglas Black, her husband of 28 years, son Grant Johnson, daughter Sharlene (John) Sherring, Gordon (Sarah) Black, Ian

(Michelle) Black, daughter-in-law Holly,

grandchildren Joel and Dallace, Andrew and

Oliver, Cason, Harris and Hadley, Cameron and Darcy. She leaves her brother John Moore of

Victoria and siblings in England and New

Zealand Bern, Dee, Lynne, John and Angie, and her many friends near and far. Terry loved to travel and one of her happiest experiences was as a volunteer at the Vancouver Olympics. She also loved her home where her quiet compassion and patience marked her lifelong passion for horses and breeding. Terry enjoyed each aspect of breeding, and was particularly proud of her success as breeder of a BC Derby Winner.

Terry worked hard, lived life on her own terms, and was as quick with her smile as she was “calling a spade a spade”.  Terry will be missed

in our days, but her spirit will remain with us.  Thank you to Drs. Ellard, Fyles, McLeod and Wickstrom, and the Kelowna General Hospital

for theircompassion and care.  On Friday,

February 3, 2012 a private family service will be held, followed by a reception atthe Hotel

Eldorado 2-5pm, for friends and family to

celebrate her life. For grandson Oliver, the punch will be really good.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer Research. 

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