- 45 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 18, 1965
- Place of birth:
Inglewood, California, United States
- Date of passing: Mar 8, 2011
- Place of passing:
Newport Beach, California, United States
|It wasn't time. You are the best daughter, sister, mother and friend to everyone. Love you like crazy!|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sayuri Takeda who was born on April 18, 1965 and passed away on March 8, 2011. We will remember her forever.
"Happy Birthday sweet Angel!!!"
"Happy birthday Si!!!!!!!
"Tanjobi omedeto gozaimasu!"
"Good day today...... wish you were here!"
"Miss you!!! Johno does too!!!
"Remembering Si today.
It's been 6 years but in some ways seems like a lifetime ago. I can remember exactly where I was when we last spoke on the phone...we made plans to get together for dinner and we both flaked. How did that happen?
I can hear your voice and your loud laugh and remember how you always laughed until you had tears in your eyes. You adored your kids and we shared working-mom struggle stories.
I miss and love you tons. Xoxox Dee"
"Dear friend Si, to her children, family and to her friends.
As hard as it is to believe it's been 6 years. To feel both the sadness of our Si who left us too soon. It also gives me the opportunity to reflect on her beautiful smile, her laugh and outgoing tough gal personality. How I wish her and Vicky would call me for a surprise lunch as they often did when in NY.
I miss you Si.
My love to all, we share in the grief of loosing a wonderful person."
"Hi Si...hugs, kisses and thoughts...very grateful for this sight. Reminds me to always remember you! Time flies and we get caught up in everyday life, so those who have left us behind sometimes are forgotten for a period of time until something reminds us of them. Never the less, it saddens me today, just as the day you left us. Miss you!"
"Miss you very much!"
"Merry Christmas! Miss you !"
"Happy Birthday Angel!!!
Love and Miss You!
Eric, Judy, Erica and Johno"
"Happy Birthday Si!!! We all miss you, love you and will always remember you!"
"I just looked at what I said last year and I had to laugh because I said the same thing (plus a little more) but it's from my heart. You had such a big impact on my life. Miss you."
"Miss you! I would love to hear your voice one more time."
"Happy. happy birthday!
Luv you, miss you............."
"Miss you!!!! xo"
"Miss you as always Si...the good thing is, is that I WILL see you again! that is my hope..."
"Si, Happy Birthday ! I can't believe it's been almost 5yrs...You are terribly missed and I'm definitely richer in having been your friend."
"Came home tonight, visited some friends and have a lot of thoughts going through my head...I miss so many people that have always had great influence on my life. I just wish that you were here tonight. I am so sad tonight...the Bowie song is playing on this site as I type this...I hope that you get to meet him, as he has had a great impact on my life as well. I miss you and hope you get this message. Craig"
"Merry Christmas our sweet Angle!!! xo"
"Merry Christmas.... Miss you a lot"
"Happy Mother's Day, Sayuri."
"Happy Birthday Si! Love You, miss You!"
"Happy Birthday Sayuri!!! Miss ya lots girlie!!! xoxoxo"
"Happy BDay Sayuri,
I would give anything to hear your voice right now. I will never forget telling Darlene that you were gone and she said that the world will never be the same and she was right. I miss you.
"I always thought that you would be there to share our lives together....and still find it hard to visit this site. BUT....LOVE you from all of us."
"Hello Si...still thinking of you from time to time...wondering what you are doing. Miss you a lot and think that my life was much more full and fun when you were here...love you forever!"
"The other day Kenny sent me the photo of three of us and Scott from Winter Formal (I think). He misses you so much Si. We both remember what an amazing person you were - gone way too soon. Know that you are thought of often by many people and missed very much. xoxo"
"4 years ago an Angel left this earth to watch over us. Sayuri you are forever missed!!! xo"
"Still missing you Si! That contagious laugh, beautiful smile and caring heart!! Wishing I could see you again~ but knowing you are free helps me think of you with happiness."
I cant believe its been 4 years. We get so busy in our lives and we are always rushing to the next. We never stop to appreciate the moment, good or bad.
I am sitting here, just having quiet time. Decided to check email and there is your name. I am in the winter of NY and its been long and cold. I am also moving thru a difficult time in my life,
Seeing your face in the photo with your children, well, it made me sad and it made me also realize we all have to appreciate ever day we have to share with others. I need support today and you showed up for me in the most unexpected way.
Angles are all around us.
Love you your family.
"Happy Mother's Day to one of the best I have every known...Johno says he agrees!!! Miss you. xo"
"Happy Mother's Day, sis."
"Happy Birthday Si!!!! Missing you. Hope you are celebrating big today. XOXOXOXO!!!!"
"Happy Birthday Sweet Angel....your are forever thought of and missed! xo"
"Happy Birthday! Love you, miss you..."
"Love you mom wish I could be with you some how. You were the best person in my life and it hard to live without you. Can't wait to be with you one day. Love you forever and always your daughter Dani."
"I miss you. You are always in my heart! xo"
"Today on the 3rd anniversary of my daughter's passing, I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude to all who have contributed to this wonderful site. Sayuri, or Si as many of you had called her was a wonderful person as many of you have acknowledged. She was strong yet frail, kind yet stubborn, beautiful yes, but her inner beauty was even more impressive. She is missed very deeply. We are all still coping with her loss. I guess for me, the greatest tribute to her is the feelings of love that all of you had for her. Her life held true meaning even though it was far too short.
Shelly, thank you for being such a loving sister to her.
Dane and Dani, be proud of the type of person your mother was.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Sayuri, rest in peace with God.
"Hi Si, 3 years tomorrow...time really passed by quick. I hope you are showing our friend Dan around up there. Hopefully he's not getting you into too much trouble. If so, tell Nicky and Kevin to settle him down. Take him out for a cocktail and show him the "real" way to surf there...tell everyone hello...I miss you all and I love you!"
"Happy New Year my friend...miss you tons! xo"
"Merry Christmas! You are very missed….."
"Happy Mother's Day to one of the best Mom's I have known. xo Judy"
"Happy Mother's Day. Love you!"
"Happy Birthday Si :) Missing you even more today."
"Si, a GIANT Happy Birthday hug for you, whatever you're doing today ! I miss seeing your big smiles, I miss hearing your great laughter, I miss working with you....You cared so much for your co-workers, always charging ahead to shield them and you loved your family so much ! I'll raise a toast to you, today ! Jas"
"I always liked that you and I shared the same birthdate. Of course, now it is bittersweet. We miss you so very much, miss so many things about you - that laugh(!), your beautiful smile, your loving presence when we are all together and so much more. Dane and Dani are growing up so fast. I know that where ever you are, you are as proud of them as we are. Happy Birthday, Sayuri"
"Happy birthday Sayuri! I suppose you are back to your youthful twenties up there tearing up the dance floor, or is it a cloud? Have fun whatever you're doing. We'll all celebrate along with you in our minds and hearts. Loving and missing you!"
"Happy Birthday to you...you have never left my heart....xo"
"Dear Si I cannot believe it has been two years since you left us. I miss your passion, caring and smile. You always brought joy to everyone at work and it has not been the same since you left.
Happy birthday in heaven."
"WOW!! 2 years today and still thinking of you and missing you all the time. I miss the beautiful smile, laughter and genuine love of yours! Wishing you were still here for your family and friend's sake, but glad that you are eternally happy, now and forever!"
"Sending LOVE and HUGS to the whole family. We miss you all. Your old house is being worked on. We have mixed emotions about it -- we are hoping a nice family moves in and the house is again filled with laughter and joy, but we also just still wish you were all there with Si in the kitchen making a gourmet, Japanese dinner for all -- she was amazing always. xoxox"
"Dear Si -- I always found you, in the most crowded room, by following the most joyful/unbelievable/unabashed laughter amidst friends or co-workers, wiping off the tears of laughter...making everyone smile ! You cared for and gave your heart to your colleagues, friends, family...Dane and Dani. It was special working with you and being your friend....and will always treasure it."
"2 years gone. Really?! Where has the time gone? All these things that have happened...good, bad and certainly ugly. All which makes it harder when you are not here to to talk. Missing you! It's still not real..."
"Dani said you used mirin in your salad dressing..... I thought it was balsamic. We had a nice Thanksgivng. Gichan cooked for the kids. I miss you."
"Happy Birthday Girl...I miss you...xo"
"thinking of you today, knowing you're probably having a fabulous birthday celebration up there :) Happy Birthday Si! <3"
"Strain my neck to "see if you're home" every time I drive by your old house. Miss you my friend. Hard to believe you aren't there. Dani is doing so well in tennis. I'm enjoying watching her shine. Happy Birthday - picture you glowing as you blow out your candles. Forever young. oxox"
"A birthday wish for you as I wish you were here. What are you doing for your birthday tomorrow? Taking a stroll in paradise? It must be a huge celebration every time there is a birthday, but a bigger celebration on the day you came back home! Happy earthly birthday Si, I know you will enjoy your day! Love and miss you...."
"Happy Birthday Si. You are still amoung my thoughts and prayers! I know your In heaven looking down."
March 18, 2004"
"I feel that you're ok, but i hope and pray that Raymond, Toni and your adored kids are helped by God every day.
"Dear Sayuri, We have been thinking about you this week. We know your Dad misses you a great deal and the times he spent with you and the kids. You left this world much too soon. Love, Uncle Terry and Aunt Patti"
"Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget."
You will always be that friend. Love you forever xoxo"
"Well, a year has gone by without you. We missed our summer sessions on the beach. Spending hours out there went by in an instant! Now, another summer without you. I told Vince that he can call me anytime to bring the kids down. I'm not sure if he will take me up on the offer. Nonetheless, you will be out there with me as always. I will always think of you, out there and in my heart! luv u!"
It's hard to believe you have been gone for one year.
We all think of you often. I just want you to know I see Dani almost everyday out in front of Ensign Middle School ready to get picked up after school and besides being beautiful she always is smiling or joking with her friends."
"I can't believe a year has gone by already since your passing. I so regret that we lost touch over the years. We were such great friends in high school and I don't know how or why things changed. I wish I would have had the chance to see you with your children - I know you were a wonderful mother. You will never be forgotten - your memory lives on in all of our hearts."
"Si - I can't believe it's been a year. I miss you so much. I know you're watching over us in heaven and till the day we can all see you again, you will always be in my heart."
"I woke up this morning with tears running down my face. I need to speak with you so badly about something I know you would only understand. I need your help so much right now. You would know exactly what to say to me and how to help me through this. It is a moment like this that makes me remember how close we were and how I miss you so very much."
"Say hi to Auntie Sumi....... & Etta for me.
Gomeifuku wo inorimasu Auntie Sumi."
"Just thinking of you today. I will say a prayer for you! Miss you!"
"Went with Dane shopping for school clothes. Helped Dani pick out her outfit for first day of school. Both happy things. Both reminded me of how much I miss you."
"What a wonderful weekend we had with your family. Your kids are bright and beautiful and would make you very proud (but you knew that). We look forward to spending as much time with them as we had growing up together! You are missed but never forgotten."
"Still missing you today. I hope I miss you all my life. That would mean that you made that much of a difference when you were here...to me...and it continues..."
"I have so much I need to talk to you about......"
"Happy Mother's Day! You were in my thoughts yesterday! xo"
"Happy Mother's Day! I miss you terribly."
"Happy Easter Sayuri. We miss you so much. xo"
"Just got a card from your mother today. Made me think of you and come to this site. The sadness starts all over again...I miss you and love you!"
"Happy Birthday GIRL.......We miss you...."
"Sayuri..o my, the grief is to much your family will miss you so. Not a day goes by I don't think of you all, my heart hurts for the loss of this child. I have and will miss you always..Sandi"
"Si, You were such an amazing friend and co-worker. Your fun loving spirit was contagious! You guided me in so many ways and I loved all of our personal conversations! Much love to you and your family! You will be forever missed!"
"Si, you helped bring joy and hope to tens of thousands of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, through your support of Starlight Children's Foundation. Thank you. Words cannot express our sadness for your loss."
"i still remember clearly everything about you. when i was working with you, you always were being so nice and kind to be. also you gave me a big opportunity, really appreciate that. i'll never forget you. rest in peace."
"Si, You will be missed by so many. I will never forget what an incredible mentor and friend your were to me. I will always cherish the memories I have of my first trip to NYC, Halloween in the Village with you."
"Sayuri, Your style and grace will be missed forever.Dane and Dani our thoughts,prayers,and friendship will be with you for a lifetime."
"One of my many Si moments 2yr ago while living in Sydney Vicki Eshelman and Si came down for the week to stay with me after a few days they got a rental car and we decided to roll up to the wine country the Hunter Valley after visting a few vineyards I decided it would be a good time for Si to drive and that was scary we did make it back to the hotel safe and sound with many laughs miss ya friend!"
"Si, you've been one of my dearest friends all these years....I will truly miss you...and, yet, I feel blessed to not only have gotten to know you, but to have been able to call you "my friend"...as you have been a very special friend that I will cherish the memories for ever. My prayers are with your family and your children. Jas"
"si, i will miss you, but will never forget you. i remember the last time we met in new york, what a time you and vicki had finding the restaurant i told you to meet me at. but once you got there and we went down to the cellar, full of laughter, you declared bacaro was your new favorite restaurant in the city. your genuine warmth and sweet caring spirit made everyone feel special to know you."
"I did not know Sayuri. But I have the pleasure of working with her father. I just wanted to say to Ray and your family may God be with you and with Sayuri's children."
"I always valued Si's energy, creativity and willingness to work positively with all to get things done.
We at Forever 21 will miss her unique approach to solving problems and the happiness she brought to our office.
I am thankful to have worked with Si and I will very much miss her.
Heartfelt condolences to the family."
I had moments and not enough of them with you. Every time I saw you, you always got me to smile and laugh. I loved the messages you left me on my cell phone they too put a smile on my face. You've been taken too soon and I will miss you. My love and heart are with you and your family."
"Sayuri, As I light this candle it brings back memories
of the christmas tree lighting at Fashion Island. It was
an evening filled with fun & lots of laughter!I will never forget your big smile & the fun we shared. Dane,Dani& family are in my prayers and u forever in my heart."
"Carol Eshelman lit a candle on 12th March 2011
When I think of Si I picture her sweet smile, her gentle nature and her generous heart. Her children, family and friends were her treasures. She left us much too soon. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dane and Dani, her family and all who loved her and feel a great loss. God bless."
"Sending sympathy to all of the people Sayuri touched during her full but too brief life. I just met Sayuri within the last two years, and she provided wonderful help to the Humane Society of the United States. We connected through her dear friend Wendie Malick. All of us at the Humane Society send our prayers to her family, and we honor Sayuri for her compassion and goodness."
"Sayuri is the kind of person that regardless of any of the personal challenges that she is experiencing, she will champion yours with the same fervor. I don’t think I know another who has such compassion, and is so self-less.
Sayuri, you are an incredible loving Mother and friend.
I want to keep the memory of your laugh alive, forever. That laugh will always make me smile!"
"We all loved you so much-you were the mom that the kids wanted to hang with. Charlie loved how you made sushi.Trudy loved the cool adventures you took the girls on+watching movies in bed w/the lights off &candles lit. Leah says you were always just so nice. We always knew you were so successful at work, but our real "awe" of you was as a loving, engaged, passionate mom who tried so hard.oxoxoxmp"
"Watashi no ai suru imoto."
"Si..how to say something to you. everything around my mind is blank since you've gone. your desk, your snacks, your photos are still there. i still don't believe you never gonna get back to us. such a cheerful, beautiful, kind, happy person....
i believe you will be the better place than here. i'm missing your low voice, smile all about you. i will pray for your lovely kids & family."
"Si, you are so dearly missed. Your absence is deeply felt, but who you were and all that you've accomplished in life will continue to be a constant to each and every one of us everyday. You set the bar high. Thank you. My prayers and strength to your children and family."
"Si,Si it is hard to find the words to express what my heart is feeling.I love you like crazy and always will. I will carry your children and your family in my heart always. I remember hanging out with you and the girls. So many beautiful memories I will carry with me. You were a gift to me and I will never forget you, your laugh, low voice, and your positive outlook.Til we meet again.Nat Nat"
"Sayuri, though we've only met on special occasions in our daughter's life, my husband Tim and I want to tell you how grateful we are that our daughter Sandi had you in her life. She truly loved you and will miss you terribly. Her pain is our pain, so we want to say that we'll be praying for your family and that God blesses them and you and keeps you happy and trouble-free in your new home."
"Si, we will miss being in the presence of your sweet spirit. Sending tons of love and prayers to your children and family.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord; we know you're in a better place."
"Si, you are so missed! It was a pleasure to know you and it was devastating to lose you. We all miss your warmth, your sense of humor and your sincerity. You’ve left a legacy of warmth and goodness and we’ll honor your memory by remembering those qualities. Thank you for everything."
"Si-Artistic,Creative,Honest,Caring,Successful,Funny,Loving,Loved,Great Parent,Great Person,Forever Missed!!! Ron"
"Really sad ! I will miss you dearly Sayuri, you had the greatest smile, God needs great people there in Heaven as well ! I'm am so grateful to have crossed your path, God Bless, Chalmer"
"Dearest Si, I loved your voice, your laugh, your heart. You were my best friend. We had so many fun and exciting times together in our teens. You literally saved my life a hundred times. You never judged or reminded me of my mistakes. I am so grateful all for our times together. I will miss you always. You were an angel on earth, and now you are an angel with the Lord."
"God Bless You, Si. For 20+ years we were friends...I will always remember your unbelievable laugh, your warm and giving heart and your wicked sense of humor. What a generous kind soul who touched everyone she met. I will miss you and pray for Dani and Dane. I love you."
"I can't believe you are gone. You are going to be missed by your family so very much. I remember my dad used to make fun of how you smelled everything you ate. I remember we were at some restaurant and my dad smelled his watch and said "its 3:00" that is how Sayuri tells time. I remember you laughed so much."
"You were such an inspirational person to me. I looked forward to seeing you and your amazing kids at the beach house every summer and talking fashion. :) I am very proud that I got to meet someone like you. You will be missed very much by our family :)"
"We are really going to miss Sayuri as we watched her grow into the most wonderful, giving, and caring person in the 45 years of her life that we have known her.
With all our love to her family that we love dearly.
Kats & Betty Masuda"
"I still can't believe it Si!!! We are all so sad without you here with us! What a wonderful heart you shared with us. You were a true beauty inside and out. I feel so fortunate to have known you and had you in my life. I hope you are flying, singing, twirling and laughing right now and free forever!!! Hugs and kisses to you and Dani and Dane always... bye for now my friend!"
"Si, the first day I arrived at Forever 21 you said to me "who are you"...everyday after that you shared half of your burrito and gave me candy. You even gave me your necklaces that you wore in New York. I miss you Si. You have been nothing but nice, encouraging, and motherly whenever I was sick. You've touched my heart Si. Miss you."
"Si, you were one of the first people I met at work years ago and welcomed me with open arms. You were always so good to everyone, always had a smile on your face and always made me laugh! I just cannot believe that I will not see you passing through the halls. I miss you...everyone misses you. My heart and prayers go out to your family and everyone that you have touched in your life."
What will we do without being able to see your wonderful smile and having you in our lives? We will keep all the wonderful memories of you close to our hearts and never forget to share them with Dane and Dani. That is what we will do! I miss you so much already. xo"
"Sayuri, We are both very proud of what you had accomplished. It was so sad to hear of your sudden passing. You died much too young, you had so many things to look forward to.......Uncle Terry & Aunt Patti"
"Such a beautiful and sweet person inside and out. My prayers and condolences to her family and friends <3"
"Si, my mentor, friend, work Mom..I owe so much to you and my heart hurts beyond belief that I never got the chance to say it to you. Your warmth, support, laughter, passion, and creativity will never be forgotten and is what I admired and looked up to. I am so lost in knowing I'll never see you in our office with a smile on your face, greeting me as "007". Love you Si. Your family is in my prayers"
"Si, you said you were coming back soon though...and I still can't believe you're gone. I'm sure you're resting in a better place than us for all the good things you've done for everyone around you. I'm praying for your family."
My heart is crushed....speechless....your face, smile, voice, spirit, laugh, honesty and care will always be with me. I thank you for each and every moment we spent together. Your presence will resonate with me forever....my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your children."
"i had Si in drivers ed with me at FVHS...everytime she got up and walked around in class everyone stopped and stared at her! she was so beautiful inside and out...it was obvious that even the teacher had a crush on her!and then so many memories of her and kenny together <3"
"I have known Si for many years though we only saw each other once or twice a year through our mutual friend Vicky. One of our last times together I told Si I wanted to have a baby sometime soon, I would need a surrogate... Si looked at me in all earnest and said, "I would do that for you if you needed me to, I love being pregnant and being a mom". I think that pretty much says it all."
"They did this so I could have flowers walking down the aisle.
I was in the hospital, Sayuri found out and she came and brought me soup. It was something little but it meant a lot.
We love you Sayuri..."
"I will never forget how she helped me and her kind heart. I will share a couple of stories.
Sayuri and Shelly were on the way to my wedding. My Auntie Toni called them to advise I had not flowers some kind of mix up with the florist. Sayuri and Shelly went to Sayuri's florist right before they were closing and made my bouquet & bridesmaids flowers. cont.."
"Me and my family miss Sayuri very much. I have known her my whole life and she has always been beautiful inside and out. I admired her for so many things, great mother, sister, friend and daughter.
I miss you so much... thinking of you every moment.. and remember how you loved people and cared friends. You always made people smile, laugh and love. I pray for your kids and family. And... I love you..."
I miss you so much, I cannot believe that I cannot hear your voice and see your face anymore but you will always be in my heart. You always light up the room when you walked in. You were so kind and helpful to everyone. I will miss you. My prayers go to the family and beloved kids."
"You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
R.I.P. DEAR SI"
"Sending loads of love to her gorgeous kids - a beautiful picture of them is on her desk and I was looking at it today thinking what a cool Mom she must have been... Much love to all who loved Si"
"Si, Why did you have to leave so soon. All of your family and friends miss you dearly."