KINAKIN, Viola (Poznikow)
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October 25, 1937 - December 23, 2012
Viola died peacefully on Sunday, December 23, 2012 following a short and sudden battle with cancer, she was 75. Viola lived a full and rewarding life, always willing to take a chance, doing what she wanted to do, living life on her terms. She had an eye for home decorating, was an avid gardener, a wonderful cook, a great shopper, a lover of animals, especially puppies, she took pride in what she did and what she had. Born and raised in Krestova BC. She later moved to Vancouver where she raised her family and called home for more than 20 years. She lived in Delta, Surrey and eventually settled in Westbank for 13 years. Briefly returning to Langley to be closer to her grandchildren. But it was West Kelowna where she wanted to be and lived for the past 2 years. She is predeceased by her parents, Nellie (1978) and William (2004) and her brother Bill (1996). She is survived by her loving children, Lena (Jon-Lee Kootnekoff), Janet, Tammy (Mike Haydu) and Kim, her cherished grandchildren, Skylar and Julian, her sister Anne Chernenkoff, her devoted dog Meagan, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank the Central Okanagan Hospice House for their care and compassion during her final weeks. A Celebration of Viola's Life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, in Kelowna, BC. An open visitation will be held at 12:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 30, 2012