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Kinakin, Viola (Poznikow)

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.


Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:00 noon
Springfield Funeral Home

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for Kinakin, Viola (Poznikow) is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Tina Schroeck says:

    My heart goes out to all the family and friends of Viola(Mrs. Kinakin). I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Keith and Gwen says:

    Vi, Keith and I will always remember the happy times and the laughs that we have shared. “When I eat a peach tart I will think of you Vi, as yours was truely the best”.

    Love Gwen and Keith Cooke

  • Ned & Dianne says:

    We will always remember Vi as a fun, generous,hardworking,staightalking neighbour. Rest in peace Vi.

  • Pauline and family says:

    Our deepest condolences to cousin and aunty Viola.

  • Joe Neufeld says:

    Rest in Peace Mrs. Kinakin from the old neighbourhood condolences to the family.

  • Jennifer Schwab says:

    With caring thoughts, my heart goes out to the family and loved ones of Vi Kinakin. I came to know Mrs. Kinakin when I began my dog grooming business in 2006. She was one of my first clients. I have been grooming Megan ever since. I will surely miss my friendly conversations with Vi. She was such a lovely lady. Attached below is a picture of Megan in 2006 after her first haircut with me.

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