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October 17, 1925 — August 7, 2015

Helen Blanche Pinkney (nee Miski) was born in Hamilton, Ontario on October 17, 1925 died on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the age of 89. Survived by sisters Viola (John) Lundgren of Elliot Lake, ON and Marilyn (Jack) Edwards of The Woodlands, TX, brother William Miski of Beamsville, ON and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband John Bradford Pinkney, her sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Victor Pasowisty and her sister-in-law Jackie Miski.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 696 Glenmore Rd, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society www.alzheimer.ca.  For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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Service Details

The service for PINKNEY, Helen B. is scheduled for Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

696 Glenmore Rd Kelowna, BC


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  • Marilyn Edwards says:

    Eternal rest grant unto Helen oh Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen

  • kathy and micheal miski (nephew and niece in law) says:

    Dear Aunt Helen
    May you rest in peace.
    We have very fond memories, along with our children, Jeff and Alana, of our visits to Kelowna to spend time with Aunt
    Helen and Uncle John. In 1989 we went on a 3 week adventure to British Columbia, Alaska and the Yukon. We rented a
    motor home in Kelowna to travel to Prince Rupert so we could board a ferry that took us through the inland passage to Skagway, Alaska. Uncle John and Aunt Helen accompanied us in the motor to Prince Rupert and then drove it back to Kelowna to return it to the rental company. As many of you know Aunt Helen and Uncle John travelled a great deal in their 5th wheel motor homes so were seasoned veterans in this field. We had a wonderful time with them camping in provincial parks and taking in all the beautiful scenery. In one particular park we had all bedded down when we were attacked in the motor home by what seemed to be 100s of mosquitoes. We were all awakened by the buzzing and the blood and tried to eliminate as many as we could. Alana, who was just 6 years old hid under her blankets and did not have many bites. In the morning we saw that the vent on the roof had a hole in it and this is how the mosquitoes entered. The motor home had many, many squashed mosquitoes and blood stains on it’s walls and roof. We never forgot that night and talked about it every time we got together. We were dropped off in Prince Rupert the next day and Aunt Helen and Uncle John proceeded back to Kelowna as there was a time line to return the motor home. Aunt Helen recalled that she just got it back in time after cleaning all the blood and mosquito bodies off the walls and ceiling.
    Aunt Helen was a wonderful cook. We enjoyed many delicious meals with her and Uncle John when we visited and when in season you could always find a huge bowl of cherries, which she loved, on her kitchen counter.
    Aunt Helen was able to visit us in Beamsville along with her friend Etta Scotter in 2009. We enjoyed their company and
    we were so happy to have had Aunt Helen with us for that visit.
    We were unable to get back to Kelowna but kept in touch through cards and letters and phone calls.
    Uncle John and Aunt Helen, we will always keep you in our thoughts and will hold on to all the fond memories.

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