We Remember


May 8, 1931 — March 22, 2024

On March 22, 2024, in Kelowna, BC, Noreen Tenechuk passed away at the age of 92.

Born Mary Noreen Kenny on May 8, 1931, in Quebec City, QC, Noreen married Paul Tenechuk at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in 1957. Noreen was a Eucharistic Minister for St. Pius and served people at the hospital and in care homes. She was an ardent volunteer and gave her time at Kelowna General Hospital for over 28 years, Cottonwoods for 35 years, and for 35 years she also sat vigil with people at the Hospice House.

Noreen worked for 24 seasons at B.C. Fruit Packers, but with short seasons, her work seemed more to be volunteering, Noreen cherished the many friends she made at the “Packing House”.

Noreen is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Paul; her son, Kenny; her daughter, Linda, & son-in-law, Richard Chouinard; her grandchildren, Kalen and Declan; and also her nephew, Steven, with whom she had a special bond. She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Helen; and her brother, Desmond, whom she rushed to see in his last days thanks to Stephen.

Noreen wishes a special thanks to her friends Emily and Susan, who were there when Noreen needed a friend most.

Noreen lived to tell others of “His” love, mercy, and forgiveness.

At ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH (1346 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC), Prayers will be held on THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024, at 7:00 pm, and A Mass of Christian Burial, with Father Obi Ibekwe presiding, will take place on FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024, at 11:00 am, a reception will follow.

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Prayer Service
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024, at 7:00 pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024, at 11:00 am


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