Claudia Kinney

February 8, 1931 - January 23, 2022
January 25, 2022 9 Condolences Print Obituary

On January 23, 2022, Claudia left us to join family and friends who were awaiting her arrival in the Sky Garden.

Two weeks shy of her 91st birthday, she has left behind a legacy of kindness, thoughtfulness, and grace. She loved all things green and growing, and had a special fondness for dogs. She saw goodness in everyone, and lived by her mantra, What Will Be, Will Be. In her final days, when she acknowledged that she was facing her own imminent mortality, she asked that she be remembered by all that knew her, by way of a Toast ‘to Claudia and her great life’ with a glass of your favorite wine, as she begins her final journey.

Her husband of 70 years, Max, and children, Guy, Kevin and Brenda, with their families, will endeavor to embody the attributes that were part of her being. She was so very proud of her grandchildren, and was thrilled to have lived long enough to know her great grandchildren.

While grief is the price we pay for love, she asked that no one be sad, but to be happy that she lived the life she chose, surrounded by her family and friends, her flowers, and her garden with its legendary cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes. A private celebration of her life will occur when it is safe to do so.

Claudia loved flowers, but, she loved knowing that her family and friends were safe on the roads they frequently travelled. Rather than any floral tributes, if you wish to acknowledge her remarkable life, please consider a Tribute Gift to Stars Air Ambulance.

We love you more….

  1. Deepest Sympathy to the Kinnney family. Beautifully written tribute and a “toast to her new journey”. Hugs to all that your memories of Claudia bring you peace and warmth in your heart.
    💐❤️ Mike & Jenny

    • Thank you Mike and Jenny. ❤️

  2. My deepest condolences to Claudia family.
    I will go to miss Claudia and her stories when she
    Was working on garden .Rest in peace

  3. Claudia was a wonderful person, always so kind and easy to talk to. She was a super baker, everything she made was so tasty. I will always have fond memories of her. My heart felt wishes and prayers go out to her family and friends.

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss, She was a beautiful woman inside and out.

  5. As kids, Aunt Claudia was always one of my favourites, she spoiled all of us and was warm, genuine and caring. As we all grow older, we as families sometimes drift apart and don’t see each other as often as we should. But, we never forget the good ones in our lives. To my cousins Guy, Kevin and Brenda and your families, our deepest condolences on your loss.

  6. Uncle Max, Brenda,Guy, Kevin and Families. Our deepest condolences. I have such wonderful memories of Auntie Claudia, many family get together when we were young. Always smiling and the sweetest lady.
    Rest in piece sweet angel
    Tim and Cathy Blanch (nee Kinnee)

  7. Condolences to Claudia’s family and friends! It has been many years but I so remember this lovely lady from when we were both younger !

  8. To Max, Guy, Kevin and Brenda,

    I was very surprised this week to hear of Claudia’s passing in January.
    I remember you guys coming to my grad dinner in Kelowna and Claudia getting the waiter’s phone number for me. I enjoyed talking family history with her and she will be missed.
    Deb Crozman nee Shaw( Uncle Bill’s daughter)

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