Funeral Notices 2019 - USCC Doukhobors
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Funeral Notices 2019


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Helen Tomlin

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Helen Tomlin advises of her passing on June 23, 2019.  She is survived by her three children – Debra, Luba and Mike.

All friends and relatives are invited to Helen’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 6th, 11:00 a.m. at the Gospel Chapel (7048 Donaldson Drive) in Grand Forks.  A luncheon will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Grand Forks USCC Community Centre.

Hazel Kinakin

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Hazel Kinakin announces her passing in the early morning hours of June 20, 2019 in Creston, BC.  She is survived by daughter Elaine Poznikoff, son Ken and wife Marie Kinakin, son Ed and wife Karen Kinakin, sister Liz and Bill Pepin, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews

The family invites family and friends to join them in a traditional Doukhobor funeral service on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH at 10:00 a.m. at the Grand Forks USCC Community Centre.  Burial will be at the Sion Cemetery, followed by a luncheon back at the centre.

Alex Ewashen

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t is with heavy hearts the family of Alex Ewashen announces his passing on Monday, May 20, 2019.

His wife Julie and family are organizing a celebration of Alex’s life on Saturday, June 1st at Creston & District Community Complex at 1:00 p.m.  Please join the family if you are able.

Vechnaya pamyat Alex.

Nick Novokshonoff

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The family of Nick Novokshonoff of Grand Forks sadly announces that Nick passed away on Wednesday, May 22nd at the Boundary Hospital, just a short three months after his sister Anne Ogloff.  Nick was a month shy of his 83rd birthday.  He is survived by his immediate relatives, niece Irene (Ogloff) Farris and aunt Helen Horkoff

Traditional Doukhobor funeral prayer services will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at the Grand Forks USCC Community Centre beginning at 10 a.m.   The family invites all those who knew Nick to attend.  Burial will be at the Sion Cemetery, followed by a lunch back at the centre.

     May he rest in peace.  Vechnaya pamyat Nick.

William (Bill) P. Semenoff

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It is with deep sadness the family of William (Bill) P. Semenoff announces his passing on Thursday, March 21st in Grand Forks.  Bill is the husband of Nellie, father to Bob, Jack and Ron, brother to Sam (Laverne) and Eleanor Hadikin.

The family invites all family and friends to attend a traditional Doukhobor prayer service for Bill, on Monday, March 25th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Grand Forks USCC Community Centre.  Burial will be at the Sion cemetery, followed by a luncheon in Bill’s memory.

Our sincere condolences to all the family.  Пусть земля ему будет пухом.  Вечная память.

Natalie Voykin

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In celebration, and loving memory of Natalie Voykin who passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, the family invites you to attend the traditional Doukhobor prayer services on Monday, March 18th at the Brilliant Cultural Centre at 10:00 a.m.  A luncheon will follow immediately after the prayer services.

Natalie’s final resting place will be in the Slocan Park cemetery following the luncheon.  (The family advises those who will continue to the graveside service in Slocan Park should consider bringing boots that will withstand some mud.)

Vechnaya pamyat.  Our sincere condolences to the Voykin family.

Wally Rilkoff

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Wally Rilkoff (husband and best friend of Marilyn, nee Gorkoff) announces his passing at a young age of 55 from a massive coronary on Wednesday, March 6th.

 Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday, March 16th at the Playmor Junction Church, 2840 Eden Road, South Slocan, BC.   Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the service beginning at 10 a.m.  Internment will be at the Brilliant Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Lion’s Head Pub at 2629 Broadwater Road in Robson.

Please bring your memories, musical instruments and a song if you like for the luncheon.  There will be an open mic.  Vechnaya pamyat Wally.  Our sincere condolences to Marilyn and all the family.

Peter J. Savinkoff, “Popcorn”

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Peter J. Savinkoff  announces Peter passed away on Thursday, March 7th  2019.


His family invites you to join them for a traditional Doukhobor funeral service to be held at the Grand Forks funeral home on Monday, March 11th beginning at 10:00 a.m.  A social will follow.   Vechnaya pamyat

Anne Ogloff

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Anne Ogloff announces her passing on Monday, February 18, 2019.  Anne is survived by her daughter Irene Farris, her brother Nick Novokshonoff and other close family and friends.


The family would like to invite all those who are able, to a memorial service on Monday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the Grand Forks USCC Community Centre.   A lunch will follow at 12 noon immediately after the memorial service.  There will be no burial at this time as it was Anne’s wish to be cremated and her and daughter Donna’s ashes to be buried in Anne’s mom’s (Mary Novokshonoff) grave in the Sion Cemetery.


There will be at viewing at the Grand Forks Funeral home on Sunday, February 24th from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Vechnaya pamyat