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LAHTEENMAA, Elnora Lanigan (Lommer)

Elnora was born in Landis, Saskatchewan on February 13, 1922 and passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the age of 93. Survived by her step-daughters: Sharon Townsley, Debby Scully; step-sons: Barry Lahteenmaa, Cal Lahteenmaa; sister Regina Boskill (Chuck) of Saskatoon, SK; sisters-in-law:  Margaret Lommer of Hafford, SK, Lillian Dupas of Kelowna, BC; as well as many nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 29th at 1:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society (c/o Immaculate Conception Church). If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Thursday, October 29th at 1:00 pm

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The service for LAHTEENMAA, Elnora Lanigan (Lommer) is scheduled for Thursday, October 29th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Immaculate Conception Church

839 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Dianne Dick says:

    My condolences to Elnora’s family. She was a very special lady and was loved by many.

  • Sharen & Larry Towsley says:

    Elnora was a kind,gentle and patient woman who demonstrated a positive outlook on life. We admired her quiet strength,sincerity and independence. We have many wonderful memories to cherish.
    Sharen & Larry Towsley and family, Thunder Bay Ontario

  • Rick & Marion Wilkins says:

    Condolences to Reg and all the families.

  • Barry & Lynda Lahteenmaa & family says:

    Elnora was a beautiful person who lovingly gave happiness and her full self to our father. We are grateful for her unselfishly sharing her life with our family. Even though she lived far away she remains close to our hearts. We are blessed to know that she is now at peace in the arms of her Maker, and that her precious memories will last forever with us.

  • Don and Eva Knobel says:

    Elnora was a very special person to us, we will miss her greatly.
    We enjoyed her company for quite a few winters.
    God Bless

  • Cal, Lise, Erik, Ian and Seija Lahteenmaa, Melbourne Australia says:

    To our beautiful Elnora. We will miss you. We may have lived very far apart but you were always in our thoughts. You are the most gracious, loving and kind hearted person on this earth. We will cherish the beautiful memories that we have made. You playing cards with the kids, and eating your short-bread cookies, they are to die for and so many more, the list goes on. Most importantly, your loving support to dad. He was so very lucky to have found you and for the two of you to have shared your life’s together. You are now back together watching over us all. Rest in peace our beautiful mom.
    Cal, Lise, Erik, Ian & Seija

  • Kristan Towsley says:

    Elnora was a very special Nana to all her grandchildren and we have lots of fond memories over the years. I always looked forward to her letters which we wrote to each other since my childhood years.

  • Ron and Marney Vaananen, Denver, Colorado says:

    To all of Elnora’s family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We wish you comfort and peace.
    Elnora was such a great lady and we always enjoyed our visits with her.

  • Ron & Sharon Dick says:

    Our condolences to Elnora’s family, thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time.

  • Lauren says:

    Nana, you will be missed. The stories you shared with Adi Niklas & I during the summer of 2010 will never be forgotten. Every time we look up and see the brightest constellation star in the sky we will think of you.
    We love you and will miss you dearly. Until we meet again.
    Love always,
    Debby, Dean, Meghan, Marco, Lauren & Adi Niklas xo xo xo

  • Sheila Vaananen says:

    My thoughts are with Elnora’s family, so sorry for your loss.
    She was a sweet woman and fit in so well with the Lahteenmaa sisters, I sometimes forgot she wasn’t one of them. She wrote and called my grandmother Evelyn on a regular basis. She was very thoughtful and special. I hope she and Bill are together with Evelyn and the rest of the gals (and Ted), and are looking out for us from Heaven! Love and prayers, Sheila Vaananen

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