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Funeral Notices 2012


 

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FRED DANSHIN

Fred DanshinIn loving memory of Fred Danshin – born September 19, 1931 in Grand Forks BC; passed away December 10, 2012, in Grand Forks, BC. Fred is survived by daughter Vicky Miller, son Danny Danshin, daughter Marcella Danshin and grandchildren Andrew and Ben Miller.

A small graveside service for family and friends will be held Friday December 14, 2012, at the USCC Sion Doukhobor Cemetery in Grand Forks, BC. Arrangements entrusted to Everett Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home

PAULINE KIMOFF

Pauline KimoffPauline Kimoff of Grand Forks, BC, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2012, surrounded by her loving husband Larry, family & friends.

Viewing, with a Celebration of Pauline’s Life will take place on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the USCC Community Center in Grand Forks, beginning at 6:00 P.M. A Traditional Doukhobor Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. at the USCC Community Center with burial to follow in the USCC Sion Doukhobor Cemetery; Peter Relkoff officiating; Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of Arrangements.
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MIKE MAKORTOFF

Mike MakortoffWith sad hearts the family of Mike Makortoff of Castlegar wishes to announce his sudden passing at the Castlegar Health Centre on Saturday, November 24, 2012, blessed with 75 years of life.

Funeral Services will be officiated by Mike A. Kanigan at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Friday, November 30 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon followed by interment in the Brilliant Cemetery.

Arrangements are in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

GRACE HADIKIN

Grace HadikinWith heavy hearts, the family of Grace Hadikin of Ootischenia (Castlegar, BC) wishes to announce her passing, with her family by her side, on Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. She was blessed with 88 years of life.

Funeral Services will by officiated by Peter Zaytsoff at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon, followed by interment in the Ootischenia Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Ootischenia Hall, following the burial. 

FRED JACK

Fred Jack HadikinSadly, the family of Frederick James Jack of Castlegar wishes to announce his passing, with his family at his side, at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 14, 2012, blessed with 67 years of life.

Fred will always be remembered as the beloved DJ of radio station CKQR that covered the Kootenays in the late 60’s and the early 70’s. He leaves to mourn his loss his loving wife Violet (neé) Wishloff, sons Fred (Rebecca) and Chris (Pam), six grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be officiated by Pastor Tom Kline at the United Church, 809 MerrycreekRoad, Castlegar, BC, on Friday, Oct.19, 2012 at 11:00 AM.  See Full Obituary …

NELLIE VOIKIN

Nelllie VoikinWith heavy hearts the family of Nellie Voikin, of Ootischenia, wishes to announce her passing at Castleview Care Centre on Saturday, September 8, 2012, blessed with 93 years of life.

Funeral Services will be officiated by Mike W. Kanigan at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon , followed by interment in the Ootischenia Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. 

POLLY DENNISOW

Polly DennosowThe family of Polly Dennisow of Krestova sadly announces her passing, with her family by her side, at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

Funeral Services will be officiated by her son-in-law Leonard Markin at the Krestova Community Hall on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon followed by the interment in the Krestova Cemetery.

Arrangements are in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
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FLORENCE CHERNOFF

Florence ChernoffSadly the family of Florence Chernoff of Robson wishes to announce her passing at Talarico Place Care Centre, on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, blessed with 93 years of life.

Funeral Services will be officiated by Peter Zaytsoff at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Friday, August 31, 2012 followed by cremation at Carberry’s Crematorium in Rossland. Interment at Park Memorial Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

ALEX POPOFF

Alex PopoffThe family of Alex George Popoff sadly announces his passing at his home in Kelowna, on Friday, August 9, 2012 blessed with 88 years of life.

Funeral Services will be officiated by Peter Zaytsoff and held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 10:00AM until 12:00 Noon followed by interment at the Brilliant Cemetery.

Arrangements are in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. 

FLORENCE SWETLIKOFF

Florence SwetlikoffSadly the family of Florence Swetlikoff of Castlegar wishes to announce her passing, with her family by her side, on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, blessed with 85 years of life.

Funeral Services will be held and officiated by Mike A. Kanigan at Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 10:00AM until 12:00 Noon and will be followed by the interment at Park Memorial Cemetery.

Donations in Florence’s Memory may be made to ISKRA, PO Box 3024, Castlegar BC V1N 3H4See Full Obituary …

DANN LEBEDOFF

Dann LebedoffWith great sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather Dann Lebedoff, of Grand Forks, BC, who passed away on August 2, 2012, age 67. Dann was born in Nelson, B.C. on February 21, 1945. He leaves behind to mourn: his loving wife Olga; his daughter April and partner Steve Dickson; son Jeff and wife Olja; son Mark and partner Gaia Howe and her son Kyle, his granddaughter Ariana; his sister Stella Rilkoff; a niece, two nephews, relatives and friends.

The funeral service, with Jerry Seminoff officiating, was held at the Grand Forks Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, with a luncheon at the U.S.C.C. Community Centre in Grand Forks. Burial took place on August 8, 2012 at the Krestova Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Baker Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home.
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ANNE OGLOFF

Anne OgloffAnne Ogloff passed away peacefully on July 8, 2012 at Annesley Manor in Grand Forks, BC, age 82. Anne was born August 5, 1929 in Nelson BC, the youngest child of William and Mary Soukoroff. The family moved to Grand Forks where Anne met Peter Ogloff; they were married May 11, 1952, and lived in Grand Forks ever since. Anne was predeceased by her mother in 1981, father in 1991, brother Nick in 1999 and husband Peter in 2006. She is survived by two sons: Larry (Jacky) and Mike (Marita); two grandsons: Brian (Misty) and Daniel (Tanya); and two great grandchildren, Tessa and Lucas.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 12, 2012, in the Chapel of the Grand Forks Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery; Everett Baker of the Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of arrangements; Jerry Seminoff officiating.   See Full Obituary …

POLLY POPOFF

Polly PopoffPolly Popoff passed away peacefully at Hardy View Lodge on July 04, 2012, her family surrounding her. Born in Grand Forks, BC on January 19, 1932 to Alex W. and Annie M. Semenoff, Polly lived all her life in Grand Forks, where she married George W. Popoff; the marriage ended in 1960. She is predeceased by her parents; Alex and Annie Semenoff; sister Helen Plotnikoff; and the father of her children George Popoff. She leaves behind: her daughter Kathy (Wayne) Tblus with children, Darren and Lisa; her son Gary (Mekai), with children, Gabriel, Michael, Penny, and Catriona; and brothers, Paul (Jerry) Seminoff (Lorraine) and Alex Semenoff.

A funeral service will be held at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks, on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM, with interment to follow at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery nearby; Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of arrangements; Jerry Seminoff officiating.
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WALTER G. MARKIN

Walter MarkinWith very sad and heavy hearts, the family of Walter George Markin of Ootischenia wishes to announce his passing at his home, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, blessed with 69 years of life.

Funeral Services, officiated by Peter Zaytsoff, will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, followed by interment at the Ootischenia Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

WILLIAM J. CHERNOFF

William ChernoffWilliam J. Chernoff of Grand Forks, BC passed away on June 26, 2012, at Hardy View Lodge in Grand Forks, age 97. He was born on April 7, 1915, in Verigin, Sask., the youngest child in the family of John S. and Polly S. Chernoff, with three older sisters and two older brothers. William was predeceased by his parents, siblings and wife Mabel. He is survived by two sons, Billy and Lawrence, their families, and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks, on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM, with interment to follow at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery nearby; Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of arrangements; Jerry Seminoff officiating.
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BILL NOVAK

Bill Novak

Bill Novak, of Grand Forks, BC, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 24, 2012. at the age of 84. Bill was born in Grand Forks on October 27, 1927 to William and Tina Novokshonoff, the youngest child in a family of five older sisters. Bill lived and worked most of his life in the Grand Forks area. He was predeceased by his parents, three sisters and his wife Marie. He is survived by his son, Brian (Kelly) Fitzpatrick, daughter Renee Novak, five grandchildren, two sisters and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012, at
11:00 AM, in the chapel of Grand Forks Funeral Home; Everett Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of arrangements; Paul J. Seminoff officiating.
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WILLIAM J. STOOCHNOFF

William StoochnoffWilliam J. (Bill) Stoochnoff of Shoreacres, BC, passed away peacefully at the age of 83, June 11, 2012, with his family by his side at the Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Born in Shoreacres October 29, 1928, Bill is survived by his wife Emma; son Bill (Cathy) Stoochnoff; daughters: Elaine (Steve) Malekow, Linda Stoochnoff, Violet Rilkoff, and Sandra (Ken) Konkin; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his sister Nora (Sam) Kotyk; brother George (Helen) Stoochnoff; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill was predeceased by his father John Stoochnoff in 1956 and his mother Annie in 1976.

A traditional Doukhobor funeral service will be held at the Shoreacres Community Hall on Friday, June15, 2012, at 10:00 AM, followed by interment at the Shoreacres Doukhobor Cemetery. Funeral services entrusted to the Castlegar Funeral Home; Fred Makortoff officiating. Memorial donations may be made to ISKRA or the BC Lung Association.
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PAULINE STRELIOFF

Pauline StrelioffPauline Strelioff passed away May 16, 2012 at Hardy View Lodge, Grand Forks, BC. Born June 11, 1918 in Veregin, Sask, she would have been 94 years old next month. Pauline is now joyfully reunited with her dear husband Nick, who predeceased her in 1993; as well as her parents, Dora and Samuel Stralaeff; brother, Alex; sisters, Norma and Mary; and her niece, Lorrie Dennison. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Little (Howard) of Grand Forks; her son, Leonard Archer (Louise) of Hong Kong; six grandchildren: Tabitha and Melanie Gibson, Justin, Ryan, Adam and Stacy Archer; and seven great-grandchildren: Alexis, Rachelle, Jeffrey, Taylor, Nicholas, Andrea and Danny.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Grand Forks Funeral Home; burial to follow at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery. Everett Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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PETER A. DUTOFF

Peter Dutoff NovokshonoffPeter A. Dutoff, long-time Grand Forks area resident, passed away May 3, 2012 at the age of 98. Born June 15, 1913 in Glade BC, to Alexander and Polly Dutoff, Peter spent most of his life in the Boundary area of BC. He is predeceased by his parents and loving wife Pauline, and many other relatives. Peter will be missed very much by his daughters: Molly Nazar, Luba (Doug) White and Olga (Halvor) Carlson; his grandchildren: Raymond (Karen), Tamara (Jim), Sherry, Chris, Rhea (Renn) and Alyssa; three great-grandchildren: Ryan, Tasha and Brendan; his sister Vera and brothers Nick and Fred (Tina), nephews Alec (Doris), Michael (Lou), Fred (Pearl) and Harvey (Judy) and a niece, Katie (Peter), and many other loved ones and good friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 7, 2012 with interment at Evergreen Cemetery; Grand Forks Funeral Home had care of arrangements; Paul J. Seminoff officiating.
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HARRY POPOFF

Harry PopoffHarry Popoff of Grand Forks, BC passed away in his home in the loving presence of his son Gordon on May 11, 2012 at the age of 81. Harry was born in Grand Forks, BC on September 1, 1930.
He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Polly Popoff; his wife Vera; his brothers Peter, Nick, Jack, Joe, and Bill; his sister Mary, and his nephew Dick Popoff. He leaves to mourn: his son Gordon, his son Jim (LeeAnn), his daughter Elvera Laird (Brad), his grandchildren Logan and Hana Popoff, Kyle and Taya Laird, one sister Polly Popoff, one uncle William M. Popoff, and many other relatives.

A two day traditional Doukhobor funeral service will be held at the USCC Community Centre on May 17-18, 2012 with interment to follow at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery. Grand Forks Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. Jerry Seminoff will be officiating.

WILLIAM JOHN BOJEY

William BojeyWiliam J. Bojey, long-time West Kootenay resident, passed away on May 09, 2012, in Nelson, BC, at the age of 101. Born February 28, 1911 in Kamsack Saskatchewan, to John and Polly Medvedoff (later renamed Bojey), William lived most of his life in BC. He is predeceased by his mother Polly in 1930, brother John in 1962, father John in 1975, his wife (of over 75 years) Helen in 2005. Survived by his children and their families: Verna and John Woikin; Bill and Mary Bojey; Harry and Margie Bojey; Elizaveta and Fred Makortoff; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces, and many other relatives.

A funeral service will be held at the Krestova Community Hall on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:00 A.M., with burial to follow at the Krestova Cemetery; Castlegar Funeral Home in care of arrangements; Sid Malakoff officiating.
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WILLIAM ROBERT “BILL” PLOTNIKOFF

Bill PlotnikoffBill Plotnikoff, of Grand Forks, BC, passed away at the Kelowna Hospital, unexpectedly, after a brief illness, on April 25, 2012, age 75. Born in Grand Forks September 14, 1936, he was brought up in Castlegar, BC, returning back to his hometown in early adulthood. Bill is survived by his loving wife Marianne of 51 years, his sons: Robert (Anna) of Bonney Lake, WA, Todd (Jennifer) of Sylvan Lake, AB; his grandchildren: Brittany, Brandon, Jenna and Cydnee; his brother Peter (Gail) of Grand Forks, BC, sister Olga (Don) Baron of Vernon and their families. Predeceased by his parents William and Molly, brother Harry and sister-in-law Elaine.

A private Family Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 202 – 1835 Gordon Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7.
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GEORGE FRANK SHERBININ

George SherbininGeorge Sherbinin of Midway, BC, passed away March 17, 2012; age 79. Born June 5, 1932 to John J. and Helen Sherbinin, he lived most of his life in Midway, contributing greatly to the community. Predeceased by his parents, his sister Tania (Don Owens), his brother Johnny, and his brother Gus. He’ll be dearly missed by his wife of 51 years, Maxine; and his children: Carrie (Dale Mader), Alan (Linda), Jill (Craig Harsany) and David (Melanie); and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Brooklyn, Lisa (Steve), Keri (Darren), Nicholas, Craig, Jordyn, Claye, Reese, Libby, Emmett, and great grandson, James.

A celebration of George’s life will be held at Boundary Central Secondary School in Midway, BC, at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Memorial contributions will be gratefully accepted to the Kettle Valley Bursary & Scholarship Society (KVBSS), payable to K.V.B.S.S., c/o Leslie Walker, Box 362, Midway, BC V0H 1M0.
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DARCIE LEE HUDSON

Darcie HudsonWith great sadness the family of Darcie Hudson (Nee Hrischuk) announces her passing on March 21, 2012 at the age of 61 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Darcie was born February 6, 1951, and lived most of her life in Kelowna, where she enjoyed a very successful teaching career. She was predeceased by her father, Alex Hrischuk in 1993. She is survived by her daughter, Dana Hudson of Kelowna and son, Jerrod Hudson of Vancouver; her mother Helen Hrischuk of Kelowna; sisters Louise Norman of Kelowna and Cheryl (Rick) Quinton of Coquitlam; former spouse Dean Hudson of Grinrod; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC, on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 AM. Memorial donations are kindly accepted to the Central Okanagan Hospice House or the Canadian Cancer Society  See Full Obituary … 

GUS SHERBININ

Gus SherbininEly (Gus) Sherbinin of Midway, BC, passed away on February 24, 2012 at the age of 76.He was born on September 16, 1935 to John J. and Helen Sherbinin, and lived most of his life in Midway, contributing greatly to the community. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Tania (Don) Owens, and his brother Johnny. Gus will be dearly missed by his wife, Daphne; his daughters Cindy (Jim) Liebel and Susan (Rod) Rutherford; and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Tyler & Amanda Liebel, Sara Liebel and Jenn Austin, and Derek Liebel; and his brother George (Maxine).

A celebration of Gus’ life was held at the Midway Community Centre, March 2, 2012. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to the Kettle Bursary and Scholarship Society for either the Mike Downing Scholarship or the Kakuno Scholarship. Contributions can be sent to Leslie Walker, Box 436, Midway BC V0H 1M0.
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JUDI THOMAS

Judi ThomasJudi Thomas of Christina Lake, BC, passed away peacefully, her loving family by her side, February 23, 2012. Judi was born December 20, 1958 at Trail, BC, third child and only daughter of Alex and Mary Wishlow. Predeceased by her mother, Mary, Judi is survived by her husband, Kelly; sons, Sean and Ryan; father, Alex; brothers: Don, Frank and Kevin; her incomparable aunt, Julia; brothers-in-law: Tony and Rose Thomas, and Ted and Kate Thomas; sister-in-law, Patti and Yves Gendron; nieces, Jocelyn and Michelle; and great-niece, Eve.

A celebration of Judi’s life will be held March 3, 2012, at 2:00 P.M., at the Christina Lake Community Hall; interment at Grand Forks Evergreen Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Christina Lake Hall. Funeral arrangements by the Grand Forks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chemo Therapy Unit of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail, BC.

MIKE A. POTAPOFF

Mike PotapoffMike Potapoff of Castlegar, BC passed away February 26, 2012, at Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail, BC, surrounded by his caring family. He was 73 years old. Born January 7, 1939 in Shoreacres, BC to Mike and Dora (Wishloff) Potapoff, Mike lived there till age12 and then in Grand Forks, BC. until fifteen years ago, when he returned to the Kootenay area. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Helen, brother Nick, and in-laws, George and Polly Markin. Mike is survived by his wife Katherine; daughter Teresa (Bill) Walker, Malakwa, BC; son Rodney (Marie), Nakusp, BC; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and sisters Ann (Vance) Essaunce and Lillian Potapoff.

A funeral service will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM; Mike and Frances Kanigan officiating; Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. Memorial donations to the USCC will be gratefully accepted.

JULIA PEREPELKIN

Julia PerepelkinAfter a long, full life, Julia Perepelkin passed away just shy of her 92nd birthday at Abbotsford General Hospital, February 3, 2012 after a short battle with pneumonia. Born in Pass Creek, BC to Fred and Nastia Fillipoff, Julia made homes in Winlaw, Robson, and Castlegar before moving into care in Aldergrove. Predeceased by her parents, brothers John and Sam, husbands Pete Perepelkin and Mickit Nazarov, daughter-in-law Florence Perepelkin, granddaughter Larissa Perepelkin and grandson Keith Perepelkin, Julia is survived by her son Peter Perepelkin (Joy), daughters Evelyn Markin (Allan) and Teresa Verigin (Brent), and grandchildren Allison Markin, Quentin Markin (Heather) and Brenden Verigin.

A lifelong USCC member, her service took place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, February 8, 2012, with interment at the Brilliant Doukhobor Cemetery; funeral arrangements by Castlegar Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the USCC or ISKRA would be gratefully accepted. See Full Obituary …

NICK KURBATOFF

Nick KurbatoffNick Kurbatoff of Grand Forks, BC passed away at the Victorian Community Health Centre in Kaslo, BC on January 21, 2012. He was 97 years old. Nick was born January 17, 1915 in Arron Saskatchewan to Nick and Polly (Malloff) Kurbatoff. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Mable (Zebroff) Kurbatoff and wife Anna (Vanjoff) Kurbatoff, sister Tina Esouloff and step-son Peter Sookochoff. Nick is survived by his children: Mary Dergousoff, Polly MacKenzie, John Kurbatoff, Mable Postnikoff, Violet Zaytsoff and their families and by his step-sons Mike Sookochoff and Alex Padmoroff and their families.

No funeral service by request. A private burial was held February 6, 2012 at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery. Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of arrangements 

FRED ZIBIN

Fred ZibinFred Zibin of Castlegar, BC passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2012 at the age of 90. Born December 12, 1921 in Brilliant BC to Nikolai and Wasoonya Zibin, Fred lived in the Kootenays all his life. Well known in the area for his community efforts and leadership, he had a rich life with a large family and many close friends. Fred delighted in time with his family, managing the farm, singing, traveling the world, and carpentry. Fred is survived by 8 children; Fred Zibin, Nina Babakaiff, Monica Holloway, Serge Zibin, David Zibin, Emilia Brownlow, Lydia Zibin and Andrew Zibin and their families. He also had 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by wives Polly and Emily and survived by partner Tennette Sipko.

A funeral service was held Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Brilliant Cultural Centre. A family celebration of Fred’s life followed.    Condolences ...

LUCY DERGOUSOFF

Lucy DergousoffLucy Dergousoff of Grand Forks, BC, passed away at Boundary Hospital January 29, 2012, age 82. Lucy was born April 10, 1929 in Grand Forks, BC, to George and Molly Zebroff, and lived here all her life. She is predeceased by her first husband, Sam Waselenkoff, son, Bobby Waselenkoff, brothers Bill, John, George and Peter, and sister Mary Voykin. She is survived by her husband Max Dergousoff; sons Jerry and Clyde Waselenkoff; daughter Janice (Paul) Patterson; grandchildren: Danielle, Jim and Katie; great grandchildren: Julian, Noelle and Isabelle; and her twin sister Helen Hrischuk.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks, followed by a memorial luncheon; Jerry Seminoff officiating. Cremation will take place; Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

NICK N. NEVOKSHONOFF

Nick NevokshonoffNick Nevokshonoff of Krestova, BC passed away on January 27, 2012 at the Kootenay Lake and District Hospital in Nelson, BC at the age of 82. Nick was born on December 22, 1929, one of six children in the family of Nick and Helen Nevokshonoff, in Krestova, where he lived until suffering a major stroke, just two days before his passing. He is predeceased by his parents, four brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife Polly; children, Jim (Veronica), Norman (Annette), Patsy (Max) Chernenkoff and Grace McCluskie; three grandsons, two granddaughters and three great granddaughters, as well as many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at the Krestova Community Hall on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:00 A.M., with burial to follow at the Krestova Cemetery; Sid Malakoff officiating.
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MIKE A. STRUKOFF

Mike StrukoffMike Strukoff of Grand Forks, BC passed away on January 8, 2012, at the Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks. He died on his 82nd birthday, in the loving presence of his family. Born in Grand Forks, BC on January 8, 1930, to Alex and Vera Strukoff, Mike married Viola (Pepin) in 1949. He is survived by his loving wife Viola, sons Michael (Marilyn) and Paul (Natalie) in Grand Forks, and Brian (Sherry) in Abbotsford, BC, six grandchildren, sisters Eilleen Popoff and Elizabeth Zwick and many other relatives.

A funeral service will be held at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks, on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM, with interment to follow at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery nearby. Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of Arrangements; Jerry Seminoff officiating. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to the USCC or to Boundary Hospital Palliative Care (accepted at reception).
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WALTER SOOBOTIN

Walter SoobotinWalter Soobotin of Grand Forks, BC passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 1, 2012, at the age of 77. Born in Grand Forks on February 11, 1934, third of five children in the family of George and Ann Soobotin, Walter lived all his life in Grand Forks, where he married Mary Swetlishoff and they raised two children. He is predeceased by his parents and his wife Mary (2004). He is survived by son Lorne (Debbie) Soobotin, daughter Debbie Hrooshkin, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, as well as brothers George and Charlie (Joyce) and sisters Zena Nevokshonoff and Polly (Paul) Pereverzoff, all of Grand Forks.

No funeral service by request. Cremation has taken place, entombment at Evergreen Cemetery; Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of arrangements. A family celebration of Walter’s life will take place in the summer. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to the USCC Website.