August 18, 1944 – January 10, 2021
It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, baba. Helen Postnikoff passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 10, 2021 in Kelowna General Hospital. Helen was born on August 18, 1944 in Appledale BC to Alex and Helen Faminoff.
Helen married Pete Postnikoff on September 25, 1966. Together they raised their three children in Thrums BC.
Helen is survived by her loving husband Pete of 54 years, daughter Tracey DePaoli (Tom), son Kevin (Brenda), and daughter Michelle Welychko (Vaughan).
Helen worked in the community as a Home Support Care Worker for many years. Mom enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren, she loved gardening, cooking and her beloved cat Puffy.
Helen leaves behind many siblings. Bill Faminoff (Mabel), Peter Faminoff (Sharon), John Faminoff (Cheryl), Olga Rainville (Paul), Pauline Work, Maureen Hirvi (Seppo). Grandchildren, Tyler (Abby), Brandon, Matthew, Tabitha, Alyssa (Kevin), Luke and Logan. Helen also leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the ICU’s at both Trail Regional Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital for providing care for Helen.
Cremation has taken place. Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna was in care of arrangements. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
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