KIYOE TANEMURA (nee KITAURA)
are deeply saddened to convey the passing of Kiyoe Tanemura on October 14th, 2011. A dedicated wife, mother, grandma, and friend, Kiyoe, predeceased by Ken in 1997, leaves behind her children; Ryan Tanemura (Julie), Terry Lynn Durrer (David), Heather Tanemura (Sean), and grandchildren; Jaclyn, Ashlee, Jeremy, Cody, Kimiko, and step-grandson Davison.
Kiyoe was born September 22, 1933 in Rutland, B.C. She married Ken Tanemura, in November 1952 and moved to Salmon Arm to begin their life together and raise the family. Kiyoe enjoyed sports from an early age, beginning in her school years (basketball and soccer) and continuing on throughout her life. She enjoyed badminton, became a Master bowler and coach, and was Club Champion in 1979 at the Salmon Arm Golf Course. Kiyoe had an artistic side to her as well. She was an accomplished seamstress, knitter and crocheter, oil painter, potter and gardener.
Our strong and steady guiding light, Mom is deeply missed but her spirit lives on in each of us. Her ability to giggle herself to tears, even throughout her illness, is a testament of her strength and approach to life. We hope to carry that forward in our own lives.
A service in Kiyoe’s memory will be held at Bower’s Funeral Home on October 29th at 11:00 am with a reception and internment to follow. If one wishes, donations may be made to Shuswap Hospital Foundation in Kiyoe’s memory.
Online Condolences can be sent through Kiyoe’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral Arrangements are in the Care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC