Walter Kinakin

Walter Kinakin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away unexpectedly on Monday January 5, 2015.

Walter was born in Thrums on July 17, 1936 to John and Polly Kinakin. He met Mabel Nichvalodoff in 1954 and when they married in 1956 they chose Thrums to build their home and raise their children.

At the young age of 16, Walter started working at Waldies Sawmill in Castlegar. He was a hard worker and he admired that trait in others. He worked continually until his retirement from Pope and Talbot in 1993.

Throughout his entire life, Walter was an avid sportsman. He was a Class “A” Horseshoe player with many BC championships to his credit. He also loved bowling and had played regularly for over 20 years. Walter also enjoyed watching all types of sports with his favorite being hockey. Walter loved to travel, camp and spend time with family, especially the “little ones”.

Walter is survived by his wife Mabel, and three children; Bonny (Cliff) Bracken, Kathleen (Bob) Terry, and Wally Kinakin, 6 grand children and 5 great grandchildren, and brothers Pete and George and sister Lucy Derhousoff. Walter was predeceased by his parents John and Polly Kinakin and his brother, Mike.

Thank you to all our friends and family for your words of sympathy and continued support. A special thank you to Maureen and Carl, the BC Ambulance service, Tarry’s Fire Dept., RCMP and Castlegar Funeral Chapel for there tender care during this difficult time.

Walter will be greatly missed by his family as well as his many friends.

A Life Remembrance will be planned

for a later date.


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