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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.”

This service will be Livestreamed/broadcast on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Springfield Funeral Home

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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.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Catherine Wahl says:

    Adrian and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of passing of Nona. You were there for her, so strong, fighting for her fight for so many years. Please know that you are in our thoughts as we send our most heartfelt condolences to you all. Much love. Cat and Matthew Wahl

  • Kathy Stone says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Nona’s passing. We shared many good times and laughs while working together at Canada Trust. My sincere condolences to Adrienne and family. Nona was a kind and wonderful person, who will always be fondly remembered.

  • Mia and Travis Arens says:

    Auntie Nona was always smiling, had an infectious laugh and loved her family SO much and SO well. We will continue to remember her love, laughter and joy always.

  • Barb Drake says:

    Dear Bernice
    I’m saddened to read of your sister’s passing. I know how special the bond between sisters can be. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of happier times.

  • AlineFazan says:

    Adrian and family, I am sooo sorry to hear of Nona’s passing. No words are worthy enough at such a sad time…thinking of you all…hugs

  • Grover Family says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Nona’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
    With much love Cody, Toby, Ethan & Hanna xoxo

  • April Good says:

    Adey.. I can now say the service was beautiful and i am so happy that It was recorded! Even though I did everything backwards I was still able to properly mourn her loss! The slideshow was beautiful! Much better than the one i did two weeks ago! And it stirred so much more memories than what i shared today! The girls, Nomi, Kayla and Mia did an awesome tribute to her! I will always remember her laugh and smile and how she would make california rolls for me cuz i hated fish! She welcomed me into the Shiosaki family with open arms and made me feel like home again when I returned 6 years later from my Dallas life and saw her at Taya’s baby shower! I will always love her! God Bless you and the boys in the coming years!

    Love Always, April

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