Lillian Winnikoff was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in Santa Barbara, California on the morning of October 14, 2015 at the age of 83. Lillian was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Albert, son, Joel, and sisters, Deanna and Rita. Lillian is survived by her son, Marc, daughter-in-law, Meryl, and grandchildren, Jacob and Sophia.
Lillian, in addition to being the consummate wife and mother, opened a residential real estate firm in Malibu with her husband Albert. From their kitchen table they conducted an admirable volume of business selling and leasing homes, condominiums and land. Her work ethic was unparalleled, doing whatever it took to get a job done. However, her real passion was family and she relished the time when three generations of her family were under one roof celebrating birthdays, holidays or just being together.
Lillian’s care was complex and difficult at times. We would like to thank Dr. Gerald Svedlow, Dr. James Moghtader and Dr. Natasha Marsten for their heroic efforts and compassionate care. We would also like to thank the entire staff at the Samarkand and Serenity House for making her comfortable. The family also thanks Cantor Mark Childs, who provided Lillian and her family with thoughtful and compassionate spiritual guidance.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lillian’s name to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Foundation, 509 East Montecito Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.