Nonah Pite

May 11, 1927 – June 10, 2022
After an all-day family vigil, Mom passed on peacefully later in the evening of June 10, 2022, with eldest son Ken, and her close friend Elaine, at her side.
Although dementia took her from us during the last years, Mom’s kind, loving nature would radiate through the smiles she had for everyone around her. This caring generosity was prevalent throughout Mom’s life in all that she did and shared with those around her.
Mom trained as a Registered Nurse at the Royal Jubilee Hospital before marrying Don and settling in the Cowichan Valley to start their family. Mom was involved in numerous volunteer efforts beginning in the 1970’s, including Family Life Association, Facilitator with Parents in Crisis, Aboriginal Neighbours/Truth and Reconciliation, and the Food Banks in both Duncan and Mill Bay.
She was a foster mom to many children throughout the 70’s and 80’s. Mom was an active parishioner of St Peter’s Quamichan and St John’s Church in Cobble Hill. Some of the many charities and organizations that she supported were the Sorrento Centre, Foster Parent’s Plan, and A.C.T.S. Her charitable work was borne out of compassion, love, and a genuine interest in bettering the circumstances of underserved and vulnerable individuals in her community.
Though she never sought commendation, Mom’s efforts did not go unnoticed as in 1998 she was presented with the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in recognition of her work.
Nonah was predeceased by husband Don in 2005 and son Dave (Masako) in 2015. Nonah is survived by her loving family, Ken Pite, Heather Taylor (Rick), John Pite (Maria), Kathryn Pite (Howie), Steve Pite (Shannon). Grandchildren Alex (Chloe), Aidan, Julie (Yuichi), Cana, Melissa, Joel, David (Amara), Owen, Daniel, Jessica, Rebecca and Kane. Great grandchildren Makaela and Taya. Goddaughter Jasmine Lemon (John) and their son
Austan.
We will all miss her deeply, but take comfort in our shared memories of her long, wonderful life, and the shining light she brought into it.
The family at this time would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the staff at Cerwydden Care for all the support given to our mother during the last two years.
Service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Duncan, Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow in the hall.
In lieu of flowers please donate to one of your or Mom’s favorite charities.


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