July 19, 1945 – February 14, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandma and sister in law Barb Poznikoff at the age of 73. She passed away peacefully in Langley, B.C. on Valentine’s Day 2019 with her family by her side.
Barb grew up in Cranbrook, B.C. surrounded by her loving parents Frank and Mae Irvine and many uncles, aunts and cousins. During these years she enjoyed skiing, skating, swimming and horseback riding. After graduating from Mt. Baker High School, Barb became a telephone operator at BC Tel, excelled at it and subsequently became a supervisor. In 1968, Barb relocated to Nelson, B.C. as the Head Switchboard Operator at the new central location. Nelson is where she met the love of her life, Ken Poznikoff. They married in 1970 and started their family.
In 1977, the family moved to Castlegar to be closer to Ken’s job as a Captain on the Arrow Lakes tugboats. Barb was very active in the Presbyterian Church and her children’s many activities at this time. In 1999, Barb, Ken and youngest daughter Megan moved to Silverton after semi-retirement. They spent their time alternating between their home in Silverton, their family owned property at Three Islands Resort at Summit Lake and their townhouse in the Lower Mainland.
Barb enjoyed camping, fishing, and travelling to many places in Canada, the U.S. and Scotland. In the later years she spent as much time as possible with her eight grandchildren who were the absolute apple of her eye!
Barb is predeceased by her parents Frank and Mae Irvine and her father and mother in law Alec and Molly Poznikoff. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Ken, her four daughters Jeanine, Alana (Denis), Stephanie (Valentino) and Megan (Nick), her eight grandchildren Pierson, Anthony, Marlon, Nathan, Annabella, Georgie, Frankie and Colton, her brother in law and sister in law Patrick and Irene Poznikoff & family and many extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barb’s name to https:// langleyhospice.com/get-involved/donations/