Sept 30 1949-Apr 13 2014
Lori passed away at home surrounded by loved ones after a brave fight with cancer.
Lori was born in New Westminster to Fred and Kitty Kwasnycia. The family moved to Sooke in 1953. She married Rod Ogden in 1967 and they raised two wonderful daughters. Port Alberni was their home from 1991, until Rod’s passing in Feb 2011. Lori moved back to Sooke and subsequently married Don Smith in 2012, who took exceptional care of her until her passing.
Lori was predeceased by her parents Fred and Kitty Kwasnycia and her beloved brother Larry Kwasnycia. Lori is survived by her loving husband Don, her two daughters Lesa Ogden and Alena(Scott) Christensen, her three precious granddaughters Sara Ogden, Sydnee Ogden-Moore and Hayley Christensen, her sisters Lynne(Jim) Barber and Leah(Dan) Butler, her sisters in law, Judy(Tom) Nicks, Cathy McCully and Shirley Roy along with numerous other family and good friends.
We also would like to give a very Special Thank You, to Dr. Ellen Anderson, the house support staff and Sooke Hospice Society. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to your local food bank. There will be a celebration of Lori’s life on Saturday, August 16, 2014 starting at 11:30 am -3 pm at the Sooke Legion, 6726 Eustace Rd., Sooke BC.
Sites have been reserved under (Lesa Ogden) at Sooke River Flats for Friday and Saturday nights, for tents RV’s etc. Contact Ally 250-642-6076 book by Aug. 1 (your credit card#)