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Nykiforuk, Karen Elaine

Date of Death: February 28, 2019

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Karen Elaine Nykiforuk

February 11, 1949 – February 28, 2019

It’s with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Karen Elaine Nykiforuk of Bonnington, BC.

Karen is survived by her loving husband John Nykiforuk, children: Jeff Nykiforuk and Christine Schmidt (Aaron Schmidt) and grandsons: Jared and Tyler Nykiforuk and Xander Schmidt

Karen’s extended family include, sister in law Jenny Bain, Nichole Huhn (Otto), Janet Lacey (Lloyd), Judy Shewchuk (Dave), brother in law: Mike Yakymyshyn, Elmer Nykiforuk (Joan), brothers: Dave Spivak (Wendy), Fred Spivak (Orysia), Nick Spivak (Jan), and Roger Spivak (Gail).

Karen spent 16 years working for ICBC’s Public Affairs and Road Safety in Nelson and Trail before retiring in 2007 to enjoy having coffee on the sundeck with her soul mate, gardening, hanging out with her grandkids and trying new cooking recipes. Karen was known for her big heart, warm laugh and yummy baking and always went the extra mile to show her family how much she cared. Karen has filled our lives with a lifetime of treasured memoires and will be forever loved and appreciated.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the professionalism of Beasley Fire Hall’s First Responders, BC Ambulance and Medical Staff at Kootenay Lake hospital and Kelowna Hospital.

There will be a public viewing available from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Thompson Funeral Service, 613 Ward St. Cremation to follow with a Celebration of life scheduled at a later date.

Expression of sympathy donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jack and Sharry heighton
Relation: friends

Sharry and I were deeply saddend to hear of karens passing john our hearts go out to you and your family.

From: Connie Marrello
Relation: Friend

Love to the family. Thinking of you Karen I loved having lunch with you

From: Myrna Humniski
Relation: friend

My heart goes out to you John & family at this difficult time. I was very lucky to have met Karen while we were a lot younger, and to have had a friendship throughout the years.

From: Sue Giffen (nee: Gierl)
Relation: Old friend and neighbour in Nelson.

John & family. I am so sorry to hear about Karen’s passing. As a long time ago friend and neighbour of yours way back in the ’70’s in Nelson I think of you often when travelling through Nelson. My condolences to your family.

From: Dan & Catherine Wack
Relation: Friend's of John

John & Family, we are so sorry to hear of your love ones passing. We will hold you all close in our hearts at this sad time. May Karen Rest In Peace. God Bless you all.

From: Barbara Koenig

My deepest condolences to John and the family. She was a very special and kind person that will be deeply missed.

From: Lyle BURT
Relation: I was a fellow member of the RCMP

John and Family, I was recently advised of the sudden passing of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. I was very saddened to hear of your loss and a friend of years past. Karen was an exceptional person and her memories will be forever held in your hearts.

From: Sheila Taylor
Relation: Co-worker

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. I had the pleasure of working alongside Karen at ICBC and remember the many conversations we had on my way past her desk (probably staying too long) . She was always ready with her smile and never too busy to say hello. I send my sincere condolences to all the family at this sad time

From: IRENE POZNIKOFF
Relation: Friend

John my heart goes out to you at this difficult time i will miss Karens beautiful smile at Three Islands Resort my condolences to you and your family

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Service Schedule

  Viewing

Date & Time:
March 9, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC V1L 1T2

There will be a public viewing available from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Thompson Funeral Service, 613 Ward St. Cremation to follow with a Celebration of life scheduled at a later date.

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC V1L 1T2

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

The family would like to express their appreciation for the professionalism of Beasley Fire Hall’s First Responders, BC Ambulance and Medical Staff at Kootenay Lake hospital and Kelowna Hospital.

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