Karitas Barbara Tinkess
1933 - 2021

On February 15, 2021, Karitas Barbara Tinkess (Kay) passed away at the age of 87.

Kay was born October 13, 1933 in Miniota, Manitoba to Robert Simon Van Norman and Jonina Van Norman (Thorarinson). She was the fourth child born after three brothers, David, Robert (Janet), and Brian (Bev). She is survived by her younger brother Jack (Marnie) of St. Albert, AB.

Kay married the late Robert L. Tinkess in 1954. They were married 60 years before his passing in 2014. Kay is survived by her five children: Barbara Sturko (Allen) of Winnipeg, Robert Tinkess of Rapid City, Carrie Tinkess (Doug Badiuk) of Brandon, Van Tinkess (Jackie Selk) of Winnipeg and John Tinkess of Calgary. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Her family was her pride and joy and she will be remembered for all the love and care she gave them.

Cremation has taken place and a family celebration of her life will take place at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba.

< back to obituary listing

Leave a Public Tribute

These memories will be posted within 48 Hours to ensure appropriateness