Leona Helena Koenig (nee Weber) was born on November 7th, 1933 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully on May 11th, 2015 in the North Okanagan Hospice at the age of 81 years.
Leona was a hard working and devoted Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, and a dear friend to many. She was proud to call Lumby home and in 1994 she retired from the Consumers Glass Plant as an honorary member, after having spent 25 years of employment there. Mom and “Gramma” will be lovingly remembered for her infectious smile, gentle listening ear, and for the genuine advice she shared with others. She took great pleasure in family time, gardening, cooking, baking, quilting, and coffee dates with her special friends.
Leona will be forever loved and missed by her children, Dawna (Richard) Price of Lumby, B.C. and Dwayne Koenig of Vernon, B.C.; her grandchildren, Melanie (Gary) Ouellette, Jodi (Kevin) MacKay, Karly (Justin) Bye, Nikolas Koenig and Matthew Koenig; her great-grandchildren, Kai, Kenzi and Kash; and one sister, Marie Smith of Nanton, Alberta. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Koenig in 1984.
In respecting Leona’s wishes, she was cremated and a private family gathering in her memory will take place. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Leona to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.
We, Leona’s family wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff at the North Okanagan Hospice for the love, support and compassionate care you gave to our Mom and Gramma as well as to ourselves. You indeed are “angels” and your love will be remembered forever. Thank you.
“Always in our hearts!”
Cremation arrangements were made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187