March 18, 1946 – May 31, 2020
Lela was born on March 18, 1946 in Creston, BC and passed away suddenly at home at the age of 74 on May 31, 2020 in Slocan Park, BC.
Lela was predeceased by her husband, Peter Poznekoff, in 2003; her father, William Popov, in 1970; and her mother, Anne Case, in 2012. She is survived by her son Stanley (Bonnie) Poznekoff, daughter Sheryl (Paul) Muntak, her grandson Daniel (Kairi) Poznekoff, her granddaughter Tatiana (Nick) Aschenbrenner, her grandson Nicholas Poznekoff, and her two great grandsons Alexei Poznekoff and Silas Aschenbrenner, as well as numerous extended family members, all who loved her very much.
Lela spent her early years in Glade, BC, with her parents and at the age of 18, she met her future husband, Peter, while she was working at a gas station/store in Thrums. They were married a short time later in Shoreacres on February 26, 1966 and settled there to raise their family. Peter and Lela could often be found out in their spectacular garden or on the road exploring the province. Later in life, they spent much of their time visiting with friends and travelling to spend time with their grandchildren. They spent many happy years together before Peter passed away in 2003. A few years later, Lela moved to Thrums, BC, with her special companion, Lloyd Woykin. They spent many happy times together prior to Lloyd’s passing in 2011. At that time, Lela spent her remaining years living with her daughter, Sheryl, and travelling to the coast to spend time with her son, Stan.
Lela enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards, and going to the casino, but her favourite pastime above all else was spending time with her cherished family. Lela was so very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and often would recap their accomplishments and adventures to all her friends and other family members. In turn, her grandchildren adored her and they will sincerely miss their Baba.
The family would like to express special thanks to Paul Bayes for his assistance. Thank you also to the first responders and to Castlegar Funeral Chapel, especially Bill Strilaeff, for their excellent service and handling of the final arrangements. As per Lela’s request, a cremation and private family service has taken place.
Your gentle spirit, unwavering kindness, warm smile, and unconditional love will be missed by everyone. “Until we meet again.”
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