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TOFIN, Lenora Hazel

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Lenora Hazel Tofin, of Kelowna, British Columbia, passed away of a failed heart on October 23, 2014, at Kelowna General Hospital. Born May 17, 1925 in Eagle Hill, Alberta.   Lenora is predeceased by her late husband John Tofin of Lethbridge Alberta where they lived together until John’s passing in 1986. Prior to moving to Lethbridge in 1975, Lenora and John farmed for 30 years in Bow Island, Alberta.  Lenora is also predeceased by her Father, Lee McOmber and Mother, Annie Jones (Anderson) and brother Jack McOmber.

Lenora was known to her friends and family as a kind and caring little lady with a big heart.  She was forever keeping things in order and tidying up.  Lenora was not attracted to crowds and preferred intimate relationships and friendships.  Once a friend, it was a friendship for life.

Survivors include her only child – son Kim Tofin of Ottawa, Ontario with his wife Carole Panneton and two daughters Ayla and Mikaelle.  Also surviving Lenora is her sister Leone and husband Sam Tofin of Kelowna BC and their daughters – niece Pat Bauer with husband Les of Kelowna and niece Judy Thompson with husband Rick of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.  She is also survived by her niece Wendy McOmber of Calgary Alberta, daughter of brother Jack.

An intimate Celebration of Life service will be held at the Benvoulin Heritage Chapel at 2279 Benvoulin Rd. Kelowna, BC. from 1:30 – 3:30 PM Friday, October 31, 2014.  An informal tribute and eulogy followed by a reception will allow friends and family to celebrate the life of Lenora.

In lieu of flowers, people may donate to the “Inn from the Cold – Kelowna”



Friday, October 31, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Benvoulin Heritage Chapel

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The service for TOFIN, Lenora Hazel is scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Benvoulin Heritage Chapel

2279 Benvoulin Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Wendy and Stan says:

    Dear Kim:

    A memory from the farm in Bow Island that always makes me smile is the time that my mom and Auntie Nora tried to pull a fast one on Uncle John on a hot summer day. He was in the field and back at the house the girls carefully opened a beer and drank the contents and filled the bottle up with water. The 3 of us piled into that old jeep and drove out to where Uncle John was working. I remember he got a big smile on his face when he saw that with the snack we had delivered, there was also a beer. He cracked it open without noticing that it had been tampered with. Mom and Auntie Nora tried to make a quick get away before Uncle John discovered that his cold beer was actually water. Auntie Nora was laughing so hard that she kept stalling the jeep and the 3 of us were doused in what water was left in the bottle. I was only in Elementary School, but to this day that memory reminds me of some fun times in Bow Island.

    On our last visit to Auntie Nora’s she had us over for lunch and Stan commented that she was still cooking enough food to feed a Harvesting crew. She laughed at the amount of potatoes that she expected Stan to eat! This is another testament to what a gracious hostess she was.

    Our condolences to all of you.

    Wendy and Stan

  • Gloria Savage says:

    Kim…you and your girls were the joy of Mom’s life! How she loved being called “Grandmama”. 1990 brought her to Kelowna and into my life, and in my heart she will always stay. Love Bob and Gloria Savage

  • Ron & Marilyn & Family says:

    Kim & Family. We are sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. We were just discussing this a while ago if she were still in Kelowna. Once again, Kim our condolences. Deanna phoned us to tell us.

  • Ron & Marilyn & Family says:

    Kim & Family. Our condolences to you and all of Nora’s friends and family. We were just discussing your Mom a while ago and wondering how she was doing. Deanna phoned us the Web site. Kim, I could have sent this twice so. Marilyn & Ron

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