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Genevieve (Genny) O'Connor

September 11, 1946 - August 21, 2017

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, Mrs. Genevieve (Genny) Margaret Mary O’Connor of Oliver, died of cancer peacefully at Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton.

Genny will be forever remembered by her loving husband John; children Colleen (Mike), Bernie, Amber (Chris), Maureen (James) and Chris (Lisa); grandchildren Megan, Matthew, Mark, Nicholas, Benjamin, Wesley and Marshall; as well as her extended family and friends.

Genny grew up in Kamloops and graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Paul’s in Vancouver in 1969. She worked part time as an RN in the respiratory unit at Toronto General from 1970 – 1974. Genny and John moved to North Vancouver in 1974 and Genny started work at Lions Gate Hospital. While raising five children, Genny returned to school part time and achieved her Nursing Degree from UBC. In 2013 she retired as Resident Care Coordinator at Lions Gate Hospital Evergreen House. Genny was very dedicated to quality of care for her residents, to supporting the staff she lead, and to the colleagues she worked with. John and Genny moved to Oliver in March 2017.

Genny especially enjoyed cruising and planning to cruise with her friends at Evergreen House.  They traveled to the Mediterranean, Italy, Monaco, Greece, Croatia, Czech Republic, Prague, Miami, Eastern Caribbean, and Pacific Coastal including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Catalina Island. Her passion for travelling the world with loved ones took her to Ireland, London, Dubai, Barbuda, Hong Kong, Bali, Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico.

Genny’s interests included baking, biking and hiking in Oliver, wine tasting, taking pictures and sewing. In 2009 Genny started golfing and in retirement golf became her main passion.  She enjoyed both a competitive or relaxed round of golf with new friends in Oliver and North Vancouver. She volunteered as the secretary for the Glen Eagles Golf Club.

Genny took pride in and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Genny was a strong member of the Roman Catholic Church.  Her faith in God’s love and mercy was evident through to the end of her life.

In lieu of cards and flowers please donate to:

Oliver Osoyoos Community Palliative Program

(please note this program on cheque which is to be made out to SOS Medical Foundation)

550 Carmi Ave. Penticton, BC, V2A 3G6

A prayer service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday September 1, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC followed by a reception.

A memorial mass will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday October 2, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kamloops BC with a reception in the church hall to follow. Urn interment and committal at Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops will follow the reception.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Pemla Hirji
Relation: Friend

“What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”

I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.

From: Sally Pozzobon
Relation: Co-worker

May our Lord bless and comfort your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

From: Pemla Hirji
Relation: Friend/Co-worker

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

From: Jill Diano
Relation: Mentor/co-worker

Condolence to the family of a dear mentor…..you will be missed!pratung for her soul and comfort of her loved ones!!

From: Mick and Eileen Walsh
Relation: Friends

Heartfelt condolences. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time.

From: Michele Mason
Relation: Wonderful friend

To John and the O’Connor family. Sending our love, support and prayers to you all. Genny was an inspiration. Her sense of family, humour and adventure was so fun to witness and be part of. We are proud to call her our friend. I enjoyed our golf adventures and Gordie and I enjoyed our conversation, adventures, good food and good wine together. She will be remembered, missed and lives on in all of you. Cheers Gen. Love Michele and Gord

From: Sandra Ostrom
Relation: Friend and co-worker

My friend Genny dealt with life and work with amazing intelligence, empathy and humour. I remember how we four friends would meet for monthly meals out. We bonded and released stress from our nursing challenges. I will treasure these and many mor memories forever. Genny was a kind and true friend. I will forever miss her. I’m sending all my thoughts and prayers to the family of this amazing and wonderful person whose imprint on our lives will remain forever.

From: Nancy and Allan
Relation: Precious Friend.

O’Connors, and friends of Genny, you have my sympathy.
Recently you repeatedly shared your pride of her. Please take solace from how successful that was. You honored her, and all of us, with your care.

From: Barry Tennyson
Relation: Friend

When I think of Genny, I recall her smiling presence in June 2005 seated at the Lough Tay checkpoint of the Wicklow Way Relay. The beauty of the countryside around her was a reflection of her inner character. My deepest sympathy.

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Service Schedule

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Date & Time:
September 1, 2017
Beginning at 1:30pm

Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
6044 Spartan Street
Oliver, BC Canada

A prayer service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday September 1, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC followed by a reception.

A memorial mass will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday October 2, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kamloops BC with a reception in the church hall to follow. Urn interment and committal at Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops will follow the reception.

6044 Spartan Street
Oliver, BC Canada

  Service Date To Be Determined

Date & Time:
To Be Determined

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of cards and flowers please donate to:

Oliver Osoyoos Community Palliative Program

(please note this program on cheque which is to be made out to SOS Medical Foundation)

550 Carmi Ave. Penticton, BC, V2A 3G6

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