Ktenas, Sofia

May 7, 1957 – February 19, 2021
at the age of 63 years

Sof, Sofa, Sophie, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, and Confidant.  She would love that this thing we are writing to end as part of a song!  

Sof started life in London, ON and hit many Canadian hot spots since, including her last home in Salmon Arm, BC.  Sofie made everywhere her home, but loved, loved, loved Salmon Arm with its many mountains and lakes.  She was known to hit the high spots and take in the views!

Sofie left her body behind on Friday, February 19, 2021 so she is now free to fly in those mountains and skim the tops of the trees and lakes.

Loved and missed by her beloved daughter Siobhan Theodora and son Liam McGarry. Sofia, the loving daughter of Dora Ktenas, cherished sister of Mary (Weldon Flemming), Pete Stone, Michael and Theodore.  She was predeceased by her father Michael Ktenas Sr.  While we can’t list all of her friends here as that would fill a book; you all know how much she cared for you and would wish you to celebrate her in your own special way.  

Fly Free Sofie!

Special thanks to the palliative care team at Bastion Place


  1. I am deeply saddened to hear that Sophie has passed. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I had the pleasure of seeing Sophie every day back in 2016-2016 at Trillium College. RIP Sophie.

  2. I’m thinking about you these days, how you would see the world today and how you would lift me and other up when times were not perfect.

    Hope you are writing up a storm and that cartoon is coming along as well.

    luv you Sof.

  3. I went to Featherston Public School and Canterbury High School with Sofia – always a positive attitude – about 10 years ago I saw Sofie at a restaurant (Ottawa) – she recognized me after all the many years that had passed – it was refreshing to meet and talk about former days gone by – may all involved know she was a kind and giving person towards all. Sandra Bigras

  4. My sincere condolences to all the family

  5. It was a shock to hear of Sophia’s passing. We worked together at CJOH TV in Ottawa. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will be missed by all whose lives included her.

  6. JoAnn Siviero

    Dear sweet Sofie. The world was a better place with you touching so many. Your unconditional love for everyone who crossed your path was dearly felt. Your warmth, laughter was infectious.

    The greatest gift anyone can leave behind is the impact on others and you certainly left that mark. May that legacy be strength for your family to lean on.

    Love you Sofie. Will miss you dearly ❤️

  7. Linda Martin Gadbois February 26, 2021

    My sincerest condolences to Sofie’s children and family. I remember Sofie singing with Floyd Bell in one of our basements. Then reconnected with her through Sharon and Wendy! What great times we had, and so much laughter! A beautiful person, Sofie gone too soon but always will be remembered for her kindness and laughter!

  8. Dearest Sofie
    You saved my bacon so many times, not least when you came to do payroll for me at our store!! Our friendship meant the world to me. I miss you every day. Your laughter and your beautiful smile are in my heart always.

  9. Dear Sofia, you were a bubble of bright joy whatever the day! I can picture you dancing across the universe. Fly free indeed!

  10. Sophie, you were a shining light that was always lit….even in the darkest of times, you had a smile on your face and a song in your heart. I always felt that I was important when in your presence…you had a way of making people feel that they were so special to you….I will miss that smile, your infectious laugh, and your playful manner.
    You touched so many lives and lived a life well lived…..
    Fly free Sophie, until we meet again…..

    To Sophies family, my deepest condolences to all of you……Sophie was a special lady as you well know and she touched many lives including mine……I will miss her and I hold you all close to my heart during this time….

  11. fly free soph…. she’ll always be near with so so many memoires …..oh my did we laugh and laugh.. a close friend ..the fun we had in the Mandarin with hours and hours of good food and laughing till we peed our pants…. it happens in the 60s hehehhee
    forever in my heart soph… and a little smile daily as i remember you fly free over those mountains….!! its is beautiful out there……

  12. I am in shock, you were such a bright light you couldn’t help but raise my spirits. RIP dear friend.

  13. Touch a star for me dear friend. You are loved and will be missed until we meet again.

  14. I do not have enough words to express the sadness over the loss of Sofia. I met her when we worked together at CJOH Television more than 30 years ago. Sofia taught me a lot about parenting, about patience, about spirituality, about acceptance. She was positive, loving, caring, and most of all, she was inspirational. Gone too soon, but never will she leave the hearts of the many people she touched. Love you Sofie.

  15. Your smile, your laughter and your kindness are just a few things that I missed the minute you left. You have been a shinning light to many and a such an amazing friend to me. Will love and miss you forever.

    Love you


  16. To the family of Sofia:

    I was very saddened to hear of the death of Sofia. We went to public and high school together and she was always very friendly and bubbly. I met her again at the Canterbury HS reunion in 2019 and it was great to see her again.
    My sincere condolences for your loss. I will never forget her lovely smile.

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