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KONESKY, Lena (nee Gertz)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our special Mother, Grandmother and Sister Emilina (Lena) on November 4, 2012. Lea was born in Lesovchisna, Russia on December 4, 1926. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1928. Lea was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years Ed in 2009 as well as her brother Wally and sister Hazel. She leaves behind her loving family including son Brian, son David (Tina), grandchildren Carissa, Ryan, Michael, sister Senta, brother Harry (Sandra), sister Freda (Ormie), sister-in-law Edna as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a very wonderful, caring and supportive Mom and special grandma. Lea was an elementary school teacher in Vancouver. She had a very kind, outgoing personality and loved the outdoors, travelling, sports and music. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, often singing as a soloist in her younger years. A celebration of Lea's life will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6858 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Rick Hansen Foundation would be much appreciated.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 6, 2012
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