BENNETT, Nona Sanae
December 14, 1962 — June 3, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nona S. Bennett (née Shiosaki) on June 3, 2019 at the age of 56.
Nona was born at the Kelowna General Hospital on December 14, 1962, to Yasue Shiosaki. She is survived by Adrian Bennett, her loving husband of over 33 years; her three children Sophie, Zachary, and Benjamin; her brothers David, Ronald, Garry (Gloria), Brian (Tanya), and Gordon (Debbie); her sisters Cindy, Jackie, Bernice (Mike), and Judy (Mike); and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Nona had a special love for her dogs Suvi and Buddy. Nona was predeceased by her mother, Yasue Shiosaki, brother Eugene and sister Susie Engene.
Nona loved spending time with family and friends. She always greeted everyone with a hug and spent many hours making trays of sushi to share with them. Nona developed love of golf. She was known for her quick wit, her infectious smile, and her kind compassionate spirit.
Nona graduated from KLO Secondary School in June 1981 and in June of 1984 she, became an undergraduate in Administrative Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC.
Nona worked for Canada Trust/ TD for over 25 years, winning many awards for top sales. Her hard work and respect for people/clients/friends earned her recognition as a very successful TD financial service officer. Before Nona became ill, TD presented Nona with several outstanding achievement awards.
In 2007 Nona became ill and was forced to go on long term disability. Over the next several years her health declined even more, she was diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, untreated by specialists her health slowly declined, she lost her ability to talk, walk, or care for herself. In 2017 Nona was transferred from the hospital to a care home in Glenmore, where she lived, requiring on going 24-hour care.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Larry Bobyn for his many years of care for Nona. Also thank you to Dr.Mackle, the nurses and staff at Brandts Creek care home who made Nona’s last days as comfortable as possible.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the SPCA,www.spca.bc.ca or a charity of your choice. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences.”
The service for BENNETT, Nona Sanae is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.