1931 – 2018
Viktoria was born in Memmingen, Germany on May 25 1931. She passed away on February 27 2018 in Kamloops. She is survived by her four daughters: Christina Johnston, Carol (Grant) Geddes, Victoria (Tim) Hockey and Katrina (Rick), as well as grandchildren: Natasha (Kevin) Conn, Tobias (Jenny) Mackenzie, Jeffrey (Erica) Geddes, Kelsey (Christopher) Jasa, Brittany (Cory) Stumpf, Griffin (Miranda) Hockey and great-granddaughter Tehani Conn. She was predeceased by her husband Rudolf in 2010.
Viktoria had a passion for fitness and nutrition. She worked as a chef at the plaza hotel and spent many years volunteering with her “Y family” as a fitness, gymnastics and belly dance instructor. In the summer months, you could often find Vicky at Overlander beach, swimming in the frigid river. She and Rudy spent many winter days cross-country skiing throughout the area. She had a love for good food, and always had extra cookies, jams, and goodies for anyone who might stop by.
Viktoria met Rudolf from the nearby Memmingerberg and they married shortly after in 1951. Their love for adventure led them to immigrate to Canada in 1954 with 3 year old Christina. They moved to Kamloops in the mid-1950s and embraced it as their home. With four young girls in tow, Rudy and Vicky spent many days road tripping, camping and hiking in BC’s beautiful outdoors. Once the children were grown, their adventurous spirits took them traveling to all corners of the world.
Viktoria loved her family as well as friends she considered family, namely the Allgaiers and Rothbarts, and enjoyed passing on her knowledge and skills of all kinds. She always had a story to tell and something in the fridge that must be eaten.
Special acknowledgment for compassionate care she received at Ponderosa Lodge during her short stay. Celebration of life will be held at North Shore Community Centre (Cottonwood Ave) April 14th at 1pm. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences