HOPFNER, Genevieve Marie (nee Lenz)

1928 – 2012

Gen passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, November 23, 2012 in Calgary at the age of 84 years.

Gen has now gone to join Del, her soul mate of forty-nine years. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Sharon, Lorna (Chuck Marsh), Kathy (Roy Kloepper); her son Gerry (Alla); her grandchildren, Steven (Jen), Joey (Stacey), Christy, Larissa, and Anthony, and great-granddaughter, Presley. Gen is also survived by her sister Marie (Sandy Cameron).

Gen was an active member in the CWL for over sixty years, and a dedicated member of the Church. Gen’s passion for music since a young girl led her to inspire and enrich the lives of many. She enjoyed ballroom dancing with the love of her life, along with golfing, curling, cross-country skiing, and travelling. Playing Bridge was a necessary weekly event. Gen was well known for her culinary talents and hospitality. Many of us tried in vain to duplicate her recipes, but never quite measured up. Gen was a very devoted and loving mother, and her children and grandchildren benefited greatly from her support and attention.

A Prayer Vigil was held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church (Coldstream, BC) on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church today, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:00am. Graveside Service will follow the Mass. Donations may be made in Gen’s name to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27 Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 1S4.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM (304 – 18th Avenue S.W., Calgary AB), Tel: 403-228-4422.

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