Rusnak, Violet “Vi” Victoria

August 18, 1936 – August 10, 2017
at the age of 80 years

It is with great sadness that the family of Violet “Vi” Victoria Rusnak announce her passing on August 10, 2017.

Vi leaves behind her husband John of 60 years of marriage, sons Darcy (Cindy) from Whitehorse, Yukon, Brad (Karen) from Drumheller, Alberta and Trevor from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Vi was predeased by her son Russell.

Born in Gorlitz, Saskatchewan John and Vi moved to Kitimat, BC about 1955 or 1956. They moved to Salmon Arm in 1968 and called this home since then.

Vi enjoyed attending the many baseball and hockey games that her sons played in. She also ensured family and friends visiting were well fed with delicious homemade Ukrainian food.

Vi will be dearly missed by her family and many, many friends.

A celebration of life for Vi was held on the family property in Salmon Arm, BC on Monday, August 14th.


  1. My family were neighbors, across the alley, in the 1970s to the early 1980s.

    I was sad to hear the passing of your mom.

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to your family.

  2. John… so sorry to hear about Vi…another reminder to enjoy life while you can. I know you will miss her – as will everyone who knew her. Take care of yourself & spend time with your friends!

  3. John and family, We have been away and just heard of Vi’s passing…So sorry for all the sorrow you have had this past year..Vi was always full of life and fun, and we will miss her..So sorry we were not around for the service..Take care all….

  4. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to you John and your family. I was saddened to hear of Vi’s passing, as we go back a long way. Vi & I cheered on many ball games from the Kitimat Ball Park bleachers, when you and Jack were playing in the late 1950’s and early 60’s My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Vi was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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