Lucija Cernenoks

Obituary of Lucija Cernenoks

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Lucy Cernenoks passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at age 93.

Lucy was born in Riga, Latvia growing up as a farm girl in Liepaja. As a young woman, she travelled and worked in Germany and England as a seamstress before moving to Canada after World War II.

She schooled and worked as a practical nurse in Toronto, Ontario until the birth of her daughter Aina.

The Latvian community kept her busy volunteering and participating in many events. After the passing of her husband Aleksandrs in 1997, she moved to Invermere, B.C. to live with family.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Lucy is predeceased by her husband Aleksandrs, father Peteris Supstiks, mother Anna Supstiks and brother Edgars Supstiks.

Lucy will be dearly remembered by her daughter Aina (Mark), granddaughters Nora (Kyle) Moll and Annie Pankovitch, great-grandchildren Carter and Mila Moll, former son-in-law Peter Pankovitch, niece and god-daughter Daina Supstiks, niece Sandra Ludlow and family, and the Adlers family.

She touched many people with her kindness and humour.

Thank you to the sweet and loving care she received at Columbia Garden Village and Ivy House.

May a ray of sunshine beam on Lucy and all who knew her.

An informal gathering will take place at Pynelogs Cultural Centre on Tuesday October 4th, 2022 from 3 to 6 pm.


“What a privilege to be with family and friends as we are forged in a furnace of love and belonging, so often with it’s fiercest heat at the ebbing of life.”     

~Adapted from Kathryn Mannix

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