Completed : KOIGE PRIMARY SCHOOL – New Kitchen

About the Project

This project is on building a new kitchen for the Koige Primary School in Nakuru County, Kenya, where several more projects have already been completed. This new kitchen now helps better serve nutritious foods and beverages, as well as provide necessary handwashing facilities.

In memory of Lenora Parr

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Lenora Parr of Lethbridge, announce her passing on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Lenora was born in Medicine Hat, AB, the youngest of four children and received her education there. She then moved to Toronto, Ontario where she entered the work force.  She was married and gave birth to her son Lyle. The family then moved back to Alberta, residing here until her death, eventually living in Milk River where her daughter Sara-Jane was born.

Lenora enjoyed her time in Milk River with her many long-time friends, was active in C.W.L as well as a parishioner at St. Peters Church. She became very involved in her children’s schooling and activities over the years, supporting them as they achieved their many goals.  Lenora and Sara-Jane eventually moved to Lethbridge, and again entered the work force until her retirement. Lenora also became involved with S.A.C.L.A, having mentally challenged roommates, and Lethbridge Family Services (part time as a caregiver).  Mom had a great passion for the less fortunate. Upon retirement, she was able to travel, and especially loved “cruising”.

Granny adored being with her grandchildren, spending time going to movies, baking bushels of cookies, babysitting, and especially loved watching them in their activities and achieving their many goals. She thoroughly enjoyed her extended stays with her granddaughter Sydney, where they had very special times together.  All this was done with great love.

Lenora will be lovingly remembered by her son Lyle (Cynthia) Parr and daughter Sara-Jane (Warren) Schnoor. She will be cherished and remembered by her grandchildren Tyson (Jessie) Parr, Erica (Ryan) Larsen, Evan (Michelle) Parr, and Sydney Schnoor; step grandchildren Jordan (Melissa) Schnoor, Stevi and Keanen Schnoor; great grandchildren Koen and Reece Parr,  Jordynn and Brooks Larsen, Jeremy Parr, Sophie and Grace Schnoor and her sister Isabel Hok of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. Aunt Lenora will be remembered by her special nephew Harvey (Marlene) Janke; as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and special friends.

Lenora was pre-deceased by her parents Emil and Elma Bossert; sister Evelyn Janke and brother Marvin Bossert, special niece Darlene Keyowski, and great granddaughters Henlee, Quinn, and Calla Larsen.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Derek Remus, celebrant.

About Lenora Parr


Outside view of the new kitchen.
the kitchen features new stoves, a sink and a serving counter.
The stove is installed and walls are being parged inside.
Work is nearly finished on the outside of the school kitchen
With the foundations in place, walls have begun to go up quickly.
With the foundations in place, walls have begun to go up quickly.
Parents and community members contributed labour to the project too.
Survey lines were laid out so trenching could begin.
Survey lines were laid out so trenching could begin.
Truckloads of building materials were transported to the school.
Existing Kitchen
Existing Kitchen
Existing Kitchen

Quick Facts

Cost: $14,000
Location: Nakuru County, Kenya
Completion Date: June 2023
Project Manager: Warren Schnoor

Major Donors

Warren and Sara-Jane Schnoor

Partner Donors