Leilani Ali'lkai Nahinu-Nahanee
'Lani', 'Little Lani'
Sunrise: May 17, 1967 – Sunset: April 19, 2023
With great sadness, we advise of the passing of our loved one, Leilani Ali'lkai Nahinu-Nahanee.
Leilani started her journey to join her father and puppy Maya on April 19, 2023, in her family home on Eslha7án̓.
Leilani was born to her mother, Maureen, and her late father, Gary, on May 17, 1967, at Lions Gate Hospital.
She grew up on Eslha7án̓ (Mission IR no. 1).
Leilani attended Queen Mary Elementary and Sutherland high school. When she was younger, she loved spending time with family and friends, shopping, modelling, and writing poetry.
Lani could be found at her favourite roller-skating rink, the Stardust, hanging out with her friends and family.
Lani will be remembered for her love of animals, feisty demeanour and being a fiercely loyal mother, grandmother, daughter, and cousin who ensured she took care of her family and others around her.
She was passionate about motorcycles, specifically Harley Davidson. Her biggest achievement is, of course, her daughter Alicia and granddaughter Kylie.
She is survived by her loving daughter Alicia (Jakob); special daughter Devyn; granddaughter Kylie; brother Michael; mother Maureen (Tony), and many loving relatives and dear friends.
A funeral service was held graveside at Mission Cemetery on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
A luncheon followed at Chief Joe Mathias Centre. Online condolences can be found at www.dignitymemorial.ca