Molly was born on October 14, 1920 in Ootischenia BC to parents Mike and Polly Postnikoff. She passed away peacefully at Talarico Place on December 2, 2012. She was blessed with 92 years of life. She had four siblings. In 1924 the family moved to Thrums, BC where they established a successful produce business. As a young woman Molly attended school, assisted with the family business and worked at various jobs including cooking, childcare and orchard work throughout the Okanagan. It was there she met the love of her life John Barabanoff and they wed in New Westminster in 1946. They raised three daughters Lydia, Lorna, and Valentina. In 1967 Molly lost her beloved husband John. Molly loved entertaining, gardening, cooking, baking, sports, music, and theatre. She is best known for her energy, kindness, storytelling, sense of humor and practical jokes. Molly was a very devoted grandmother to eight grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents Mike and Polly Postnikoff, Husband John Barabanoff, Brothers Nick and Bill Postnikoff, Sisters Tina Esolvoloff and Mabel Barisoff. Molly is survived by daughter Lydia (George) Plotnikoff, grandsons Jed and Jamie. Daughter Lorna (Garry) Trofimenkoff, grandchildren Loren, Leanne and Jenna. Daughter Valentina (Mark) Paulson, grandchildren Kyle, Jessica and Paige. Thank you to Dr. Streich, Ginny and the many Home Support staff throughout the years. A special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Talarico Place and Dr. Vasil for the gracious care, guidance, and kindness. Thank you to all the family, friends and the Krestova Community for all the team effort and support. A special thank you to the Grand Forks Funeral Home and Harry Zeabin for officiating a beautiful service.
Our love is everlasting.
We will miss you dearly.