Lenora Siemens was born in Chilliwack, B.C. on August 11, 1947 to Peter and Nettie Wiens. She was one of eight children, Irvin, Gordon, Stan, Lenora, Len, John, Doreen, and Clarence.
Her childhood was filled with outdoor fun and picking raspberries to support the family farm. In high school she enjoyed sports, cooking, and took training in short-hand secretarial work.
She met the love of her life, John Siemens, in Ocean Falls, B.C. while teaching Vacation Bible School. After a year of courting, the couple were married on September 1, 1967. After their honeymoon, they quickly travelled to Fresno, California where John took his bachelor’s and seminary training while Lenora worked in the business office. Her desire to be a missionary was fulfilled with serving with her husband as pastor couple in Arelee, Sk., Foam Lake, Sk., and Lucky Lake, Sk. where she also assisted her husband as director of West Bank Bible Camp. God blessed their marriage with five children: Kendall, Christy, Karl, Carilynn and Kurt.
Coming back to B.C., Lenora served with her husband in Midway and Grand Forks, helping with teaching Sunday School and spare pianist. She enjoyed her flowers, fruit and vegetables of her garden, cross-country skiing at Marshal Lake with her husband, and fishing and camping at Jewel Lake, with family and friends. She worked part-time at Fields.
Each of her grandchildren, Ashton, Jaidyn, Shelby, Mahlon, Karter and Izzy, will miss the love and gifts from Nana–children and spouses too. She passed away on September 30, 2016 at the age of 69 years, after a four month fight with cancer with family at her side. We are thankful for doctors, nurses, paramedics and home care attendants who served her in Kelowna, Trail and Grand Forks. She will be greatly missed by her husband John of Grand Forks, family in Ottawa, Saskatoon, Lucky Lake Sk., Kamloops and Abbotsford, six brothers and a sister, and many friends. But we rejoice that she completed her work on earth with poise and love to all–we know she is enjoying the beauty of her Lord Jesus Christ in heaven in whom she trusted.
A graveside service followed by a Memorial Service was held on October 4, 2016 at First Baptist Church. The Baker Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
Donations to Samaritan’s Purse Canada, 20 Hopewell Way NE Calgary, Alberta T3J 5H5, firstname.lastname@example.org