It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Pete Kinakin. Pete was born to John and Polly Kinakin of Thrums, BC. He passed away at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on January 6th at the age of 91.
Pete and his wife Florence were residents of Castlegar their entire lives where he worked at Westar until
his retirement in 1984. As a younger man, Pete enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, gardening and spending time with his family. He was also an avid fan of the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Pete was predeceased by his parents John and Polly, his wife Florence, his son Wayne and his brothers Mike and Walter.
He will be sadly missed by his son Lorne, his daughter Evelyn, son-in-law Dan, daughter-in-law Barb and
grandchildren Scott and Stacey, Lori and Hugh, Courtney and Lyle, Jocelyn and Dyne, greatgranddaughter Anastasia, brother George and Violet, sister Lucy and John and sister-in-law Mabel.
The service was held January 13th, 2016 at the Brilliant Cultural Centre with internment at the Park Memorial Cemetery.
We would like to express our sincere thanks for your kind words and support. A very special thank-you to the staff and residents at Castlewood for their friendship and tender care of our Dad for the final years of
his life. We would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital,
Doctor Lesperance for her years of care, Bill Strilaeff and staff at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel, and last but not least Peter Zaytsoff for your care and guidance during this difficult time.
The Kinakin Family.