Tena Genovy

Genovy, Tena Tekia (nee Kaskiw). Born February 17, 1914 in Oakburn, Manitoba, passed away October 30, 2002 in Vernon, B.C. She is survived by the following: daughters Joan Gideon of North Vancouver, B.C.: Bernadette (Vern) Blaney of Escondido, CA; and Pauline (Ernie) Burgess of Kelowna, B.C.; and son Joe (Judy) Genovy of Calgary, AB. Also survived by grandchildren Curtis (Rebecca) Blaney of North Vancouver, B.C.; Tracy (Brandt) Tessler of Eugene, OR; Renee Burgess of Kelowna, B.C.; Lisa and Jason Genovy of Calgary, AB; great grandchildren Jaclyn, Garrett, Saige, Simone, Hannah, Kyle and Kristin; her sisters Mary Bewza of Winnipeg, Man.; Rose Twerdoclib of Rossburn, Man; Elma Derewianchuk of Neepawa, Man; and Alice Hykaway of Oakburn, Man. And their families (children and grandchildren). She was predeceased by her husband Anthony Henry Genovy (1974), her sisters Jessie Loda and Lena Makaskiw of Thunder Bay, ON and brother Mike Kaskiw of Shoal Lake. When married she lived in Flin Flon, Man. and, since 1946, Vernon, B.C. Her life’s career centered around being a homemaker and working in the Food Sales and Service field. She was the head cook at the Okanagan Bakery and Cafe for 15 years before owning the Tri-way Coffee Shop (Airport Road) with her husband and son for several years in Vernon, B.C. Her cooking, baking and hospitality were enjoyed immensely and will long be remembered. She was a member of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Society. Tena was a devout and practicing parishioner of St. James Catholic Church. She belonged to the Legion of Mary and the Catholic Women’s League. She was never without her Nine Angels rosary. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at St. James Catholic Church, Vernon, B.C. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 6, 2002. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Donations in Tena’s memory may be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. or the Heart Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME 542-4333.

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