In Memory of




Obituary for Barbara Kohinski (Wolford)


It is with heavy and saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Barbara Kohinski on May 12, 2024, daughter to Sarah and Miller Wolford and sister to Ellen, Jim, Margaret, June, and Bob.

Barbara was the mother to eleven children – Gary (Tara), Brian (Dawn), Dennis (Tracy), Wayne (Maryann), Bill (Patty), Sandra, Sarah (Gill), Susan, Georgina, Richard (Dana), and Maria; the grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother to so many others. She knew them all and we aren’t sure how she did it. If you were to walk into her house, you would see many photos and hear her stories.

At 92 years of age, she still had a young mischievous mind and wonderful sense of humor. Barbara was full of spunk. Whenever you would tell her to behave, she would say ‘no! where’s the fun in that’. So of course, when she told her children to do the same, she would get a ‘yeah, right’ or a ‘no way, we are just like you’.

In addition to her family, Barbara loved plants and flowers. She also loved to sew and quilt, having made many blankets over the years for her family. Barbara loved to go to Fabricland and it was worth it to see her face light up every time she went. She enjoyed these outings and so many others with her close friend, Fran. Mom loved animals and adopted a few over the years, so in lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or any animal shelter.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Coutu Funeral Home, located at 680 Archibald Street. The family respectfully requests that children who require supervision not attend.

“Forever in our Hearts”