Iona Victoria Jenner
Known as “Noni”
Born February 3, 1921 in Victoria, B.C. and entered the gateway to her heavenly home March 1, 2013, at the extended care unit, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox.
Noni was the youngest in her family. She graduated from high school and worked in an office for a few years before attending Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta. Noni graduated from P.B.I. and enrolled at the Missionary Medical Institute in Toronto. She worked to put herself through school to become a practical nurse.
Noni’s first job as a practical nurse was at the Tofino Hospital just before WWII. She learned a lot about people, hardships and a love of boating!
Her career carried on with the Shantymen Christian Mission. Noni went back to Victoria and had a long career with the Victorian Order of Nurses.
Noni was a really great aunt and a lot of fun! She enjoyed boating and RVing in her younger years. Noni loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. She had a deep belief in the power of God to see a person through both the good and the bad times.
Noni’s home always had pets – a dog, cats and in her last years, she really missed her last pup Becky.
Noni and her dear friend Kathleen Riley moved to the Comox Valley in 1981 and lived life to the fullest!
Noni was predeceased by her parents John and Ethel Jenner, her siblings John, Alfred, Winnie and Grace and her lifelong friend Kathleen with who she shared a home since 1954.
Noni was very kind, loving and generous to all her nieces, nephews and friends and will be missed by all. A heartfelt thanks to the staff at Eagle View for the care and love shown in her last years.
In accordance with her wishes, a memorial service in Celebration of Noni’s Life will take place on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:30PM from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road. A reception will follow in the “Garden Room” of the funeral home.
Should friends wish to honour her memory with a memorial donation, consideration to the Comox Valley SPCA, P.O. Box 1284, Comox, BC, V9N 7Z8 or the Nature Conservancy Fund, 406-110 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ONT, M4R 2G5 would be appreciated.