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Gunilla Gunnarsdotter Posnikoff

Gunilla Gunnarsdotter Posnikoff

It was with great sadness that we said good-bye to our dear mom, sister, and grandmother – Gunilla Gunnarsdotter Posnikoff (nee Norman) on August 8, 2023, when cancer she had battled for nearly two years claimed her. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden on December 15, 1950, and moved with her family to Vancouver Canada in 1967. Gunilla trained as a baker (and what a baker she was – especially those Princess Cakes). She loved horses, especially Friesian horses, and had a few horses of her own over the years. She married John Posnikoff (predeceased Dec 2020) in 1971, raised two children (Nina and Erik), and enjoyed living in Surrey. Upon John’s retirement, Gunilla and the family moved to Victoria in 2004. They enjoyed a quiet life with occasional trips to Sweden, Hawaii, and Cuba. Gunilla was active in the Swedish Society in Victoria and volunteered many hours. Gunilla and John hosted many family meals at their house over the years. Her laughter, unwavering kindness, and boundless love were a testament to the beautiful soul she was. Gunilla had a way of making everyone feel wanted and valued, creating connections that will forever hold a special place in our hearts. She adored her two granddaughters.
She is survived by her daughter Nina, son Erik (wife Yoshimi, grand-daughters Layla and Alice), sister Solvig and brothers Bjorn and Per-Henrik, and their families.

In lieu of a service, please consider donating in her name to the Victoria Hospice Society.


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  • Melissa Remington -

    Nina, Erik, and family. I’m saddened about the loss of your beloved mother, Gunilla. Especially for Layla and Alice. Your grandma loved you girls to the moon and back. I was fortunate to spend a fair amount of time with Gunilla over the last 7 months. During this time she made a huge impact in my life. Gunilla had a way of making me feel like I was part of her chosen family. We laughed and cried together and always had great talks and never ran out of things to say, but
    she made it easy to do so. Gunilla was self-less and always put others before herself despite being as sick as she was. Gunilla always “drank” me in with the most loving hugs and when I would leave she never let me go without a hug and a care package including her amazing Princess cake. I will always have the beautiful image of her standing on her porch waving goodbye to me until I was out of sight. She was the perfect example of what a real lady is and when I took her out she always made sure she had her lipstick on and looked beautiful even until the end. I miss your mom terribly despite our short friendship. Nina, Erik your mom lives inside of you and you were so fortunate to call her mom. You are all in my heart and prayers.

  • Paul Harris -

    Words can not express how I feel. My condolences go out to everyone in the family. I was especially lucky to get to know Mr and Mrs Posnikoff and I am extremely great full for the hospitality and love they shared. My love for everyone especially Nina. May the future hold fond memories for everyone bless you all.

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