Peter Kinakin

Peter Kinakin

With sad hearts the family of Peter Kinakin of Slocan Park wishes to announce his passing, with his family by his side, at Mountain Lakes Seniors’ Community on Saturday, October 26, 2013, blessed with 81 years of life.

Peter, the oldest of 3 children, was born in Slocan Park on September 4, 1932, to parents Nick and Milly Kinakin. He attended school in Slocan Park and at a young age started working in the logging and forest industry, ending his career in 1984, when Kootenay Forest in Nelson shut down.

On November 20, 1954, he married Lucy Masloff and together they raised 4 children. The family lived in Slocan Park, in a small house on the west side of the Slocan River and eventually built and moved to a larger house on the east side of the river. Peter enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, getting firewood and adding unique features to his house and yard. He also enjoyed collecting coins and pins and genealogy, tracing his family tree. In his younger years he was a proud member of the Ambassador Doukobour Choir, performing in many places in Canada and the United States. He was also a life-long member of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ.

He was predeceased by his loving and cherished wife of 54 years Lucy, in 2008, his brother Paul, his sister Nancy and his grandson Brian.

Left to mourn his loss is daughter Linda (Earl) From and grandson Chris from Airdrie, Alberta, daughter Kathy Tarasoff from Glade, granddaughter Stephanie from Victoria and Joe Tarasoff from Castlegar, son Peter (Anna) and grandsons Alex and Bradley from Slocan Park, daughter Neva (Roger) Essery from Golden and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were officiated by Leonard Markin in the Slocan Park Community Hall on Thursday, October 31, 2013 followed by interment in the Slocan Park Cemetery.

Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.


Peter’s family wishes to thank our relatives, friends and the community for the all the love, support and prayers. Special thanks to Leonard Markin, the singers and all those who attended the service, the Slocan Park ladies’ cooking group, the grave preparation crew, Bill Strilaeff of Castlegar Funeral Chapel and the staff at Mountain Lakes Seniors’ Community. In the last few years, Mabel Kabatoff and Mike Kooznetsoff brought joy and song to Dad’s life with their music. A sincere thank you to Mabel for sharing her music with Dad’s family and friends at his service.

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