December 10, 1996 – August 4, 2020
Jared Michael Kinakin, age 23, was born on December 10, 1996 in Nelson BC and was sadly and suddenly taken from us on August 4, 2020.
Jared was a very kind, sweet, generous, caring and lighthearted spirit. He brightened the lives of all he encountered. He was brave and courageous and it reflected in many things he did. He had wit and charm and was always fun to be around.
Growing up Jared was always active outdoors, from biking and building dirt jumps to doing backflips on the trampoline, dirt biking, swimming in our beautiful rivers and lets not forget back flipping off the cliff into the water in Thrums.
He joined hockey at a young age and continued with it but took a couple seasons off to enjoy some downhill skiing. He also competed competitively in freestyle and park in which he won first place several times.
He played youth soccer, golfed with his Dad and brother as well as his friends. Jared attended Sunday school when he was younger and joined the Union of Youth choir. Together with his family, Jared camped, went on a vacation to Mexico, and took many fun getaways throughout the years.
Even as an adult he continued on with his love of hockey by joining the gentlemen’s league on a team called the “axemen”. They were first place champions two years in a row! He bought himself a brand new dirt bike and continued on with this fun pastime.
He played on an adult co-ed softball team and enjoyed working out at the gym and always keeping fit. While living in Burnaby he enjoyed exploring the city via the sky train, walking to a coffee shop, shopping and just being out and about.
From the moment Jared was born, he always had his big brother by his side and when the two of them got older, that never changed. Jared with his brother Brayden had a bond like no other. Their opinions mattered to one another and they sought approval on each decision they made in life.
Jared was a very hard worker. He had many jobs – from McDonalds, to the tour guide and grounds keeper at Verigins Tomb, to detailing cars at Toyota, and to installing fences for Arrow Landscaping. He was proud to have built his dad a beautiful fence while working with this company.
Jared graduated high school in 2015. He attended college and successfully completed his Non-Destructive Testing foundations course in Calgary in 2017 at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Soon after he gained employment with Acuren. His new career found him travelling a great deal to many maintenance shutdowns throughout BC and Alberta. He travelled bravely and enthusiastically wherever he needed to go. He gained valuable professional and personal life experiences and we enjoyed hearing all about it along the way.
He successfully acquired his first certification after moving to Burnaby, where he lived for the past year and a half. Jared continued to work in the lower mainland and was preparing for his next certification.
Jared leaves behind his loving parents Leonard and Gail and brother Brayden; grandparents Pete and Vera Makortoff and George Kinakin; his Aunt Tammy and Garrett Swetlikoff and cousins Jordan, Jenna and Alex; his Uncle Peter and Lisa Makortoff; and Aunt Lorraine and Elroy Switlishoff and cousins Kayla and Courtney as well as many other relatives and lifelong friends.
He was predeceased by his two great- grandmothers, Molly Moojelsky and Mary Verigin.
May you rest in peace our dear Jared.
We will love, remember, and miss you forever.
We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts our family, friends and neighbors for all their love and support during this difficult time.
Thank you very much for the flowers, food, visits, phone calls, messages and prayers.
We love and appreciate all of you so much. God bless you.
Love, Leonard, Gail and Brayden Kinakin
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