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Valentina Konkin


Valentina (“Val”) Konkin passed away on June 29, 2023 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home, soon after celebrating her 100th birthday on April 24, 2023.

Val was born on her family’s farm in the Veregin District.  She attended Whitesand Valley, Veregin and Kamsack schools.  Val graduated from Teachers College in Regina in 1942.  She taught in various schools for 25 years, retiring from Victoria School in Kamsack.

In 1943, Val married Alex Konkin. They were blessed with two children, Jacqueline and Randolph (“Randy”).

Val enjoyed hosting family get-togethers and growing a productive garden.  She was frequently seen at the golf course, curling rink, or cross-country ski trail. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending summers at the cabin at Madge Lake and camping and fishing trips with her grand-children, Stefanie, Carl, and David.

She was active in her community and was a charter member of the Madge Lake Ladies Golf Club. She was also a member of the Royal Purple, United Church Women’s Group (UCW), Nursing Home Auxiliary, Riverside Golf Club and Club 55 Curling Club.

Val was preceded in her death by her parents, Charles and Lillian (“Luba”) Konkin, husband Alex, son Randy, brother Walter (Anne) Konkin, and sister Annette (Harold) Podovinnikoff. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Nadya (Kim) Tarasoff, daughter Jacqueline (Dwaine) and daughter-in-law Marie (Alfred) Toy, her grandchildren Stefanie (Tim) Lewinson, Carl (Camille) Konkin and David (Rochelle) Konkin and her great-grandchildren, Cassius, Miles, Aidan, Kesenna and Joss, as well as her numerous nieces and nephews who fondly called her Auntie Val.

Val lived all her life in Kamsack, moving into Davies Towers, then Eaglestone Lodge and then the Kamsack and District Nursing Home. Her family thanks all of those who kindly cared for her.

A celebration of life will be held for Val in August.


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