Helen Kisling of Calgary, Alberta (formerly of Grand Forks, BC) passed away at the Southwood Care Centre in Calgary, on December 29, 2011. She was 84 years old. Born on December 8, 1927, in Kylemore, Saskatchewan, Helen was the third of four children of John W. and Annie Soloveoff. Predeceased by her husband Eddie, her parents, sister Mabel and brother Pete, she is survived by her daughter Sherre (Mark) Lapointe in Kamloops, BC, brother Fred in Grand Forks, and dear companion Robert Campbell in Calgary.
A funeral service will be held at the Grand Forks Funeral Chapel in Grand Forks on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 10:00 AM, with interment to follow at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery in Grand Forks; Jerry Seminoff officiating and Grand Forks Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to the USCC ISKRA Publication or the USCC Website.
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Bill W. Voykin of Krestova, BC passed away on December 22, 2011 at the Kootenay Lake and District Hospital in Nelson, BC at the age of 87. Born on October 12, 1924, in Yorkton, SK, to Bill and Polly Voykin, Bill lived in Krestova since 1972, formerly in Glade. He is predeceased by his wife Una (2004) and his brother Alec (1996). He is survived by his daughters Elizabeth (Hoodicoff) and Louise (Konkin), his son Lee, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and sister Polly Makonen and family.
A funeral service will be held at the Krestova Community Hall on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 10:00 am (viewing at 9:30 am), with burial to follow at the Krestova Cemetery. Sid Malakoff officiating. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted at the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation or to the ISKRA publication
Harry Vanjoff of Castlegar, BC passed away on December 5, 2011, at the Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC. He was 76 years old. Born on May 3, 1935, in Grand Forks, BC, to Peter and Mary Vanjoff, Harry lived in Ootischenia since 1971. He is survived by his loving wife Nancy, daughters Tamara and Taresa and families, five grandchildren, brother Pete, sister Myrtle and families, and many other relatives.
A funeral service will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM, with interment to take place the following day, at noon, Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery in Grand Forks. Both services are open to all family and friends who can attend. Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. Memorial donations to the USCC will be gratefully accepted.
Amanda O’Connor passed away November 20, 2011, in the presence of loving family members at the hospital in Wellington, New Zealand. She was 39 years old. She died very unexpectedly, due to a rare condition complicated by her pregnancy, and her five month-old daughter, Ava May Atahua O’Connor, also did not survive. This tragedy is a profound shock to her husband Sean O’Connor, their two daughters, Acacia and Rosie, Amanda’s mother Beatrice Ironside, eight older brothers and sisters and their families, and many other relatives and friends. In light of Amanda’s and Sean’s inspiring joint musical journey of two decades, including their recent overseas tour with the band LAVA, this loss has reverberated around the world.
Amanda’s funeral will be held on Friday, 25 November, at Old St Paul’s Church, 34 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, Wellington, at 9.30 am. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations to the O’Connor family are greatly appreciated. Condolences ...
Jeffrey Verigin of Grand Forks, BC passed away on October 23, 2011, in Vancouver, BC. , in the loving presence of his family and friends. He was 45 years old. Born on December 3, 1965 in Vancouver, BC, to Alex and Anne Verigin, Jeff lived most of his life in Grand Forks. His untimely passing leaves behind very bereaved parents Anne Verigin and Alex Verigin, a brother Iain Verigin and his wife Sue, his nieces Mikaela and Katie, and his nephew Thomas and many other relatives and friends.
A traditional Doukhobor funeral service will be held at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks on Saturday, October 29, 2011 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.
Helen Novokshonoff of Grand Forks, BC passed away on October 22, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at the Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar, BC. She was 92 years old. Born on July 2, 1919, in Kamsack, Sask. to Peter and Lucy Demenoff, Helen lived in Grand Forks since 1936, where she married Mike Novokshonoff in 1939. Her husband predeceased her and with declining health Helen moved to Castlegar in 2007 to be closer to her daughter. She is survived by her daughter Vera Kanigan (Walter), son Paul Novokshonoff, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM, with interment to follow at the Sion Cemetery nearby. Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to the USCC ISKRA Publication.
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