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Arishenkoff, Leon (October 30th, 2023)

March 20th 1951 – October 30th 2023 Whoever would have known that I could do my own obituary. In 1998 I was predeceased by my brother Ed, 2003 my father Nicholas, 2012 brother-in-law Scott, and 2023 my mother Mary. Climbing up to frog pond, now known as the water line trail, swimming down the Columbia […]

TARANKO, Alexander (Alex) August 2, 1923 – January 17, 2018

January 19th, 2018
Alex Taranko passed on January 17, 2018.  He was predeceased by his wife Jean and son Barry.  He is survived by his son Barton (Bart), granddaughters Jaimee and Shawna and sister Anne.      Alex was a quiet, gentle man with a huge heart that touched the lives of many.  He will be greatly missed by all friends and family....

OBIT: Larry Sapriken 1939 - 2017

January 15th, 2018
Larry was born on August 18, 1939, to Mike and Mary (Markin) Sapriken. He grew up in Krestova, BC the youngest of four boys; Bill, Walter, and Mike. During his youth his mother was imprisoned several times, due to her religious beliefs, so Larry learned to fend for himself at an early age. He developed awesome culinary skills...

Obituary: Evelyn Clarke

Ruth Evelyn Knight was born on November 7, 1927, in the Michel Hospital. Her father, Frank Knight, from Sarnia, Ontario, married Petra Kofoed from Kristiansund, Norway, and they owned the Knight Lumber Company in Natal BC. After attending Normal School in Victoria, Ev arrived in Castlegar by train in 1946, to teach school in...

Obituary: Dieter Kruger

On Dec. 24, 2015 Dieter Kruger joined his wife Irene Kruger, who passed in 2012. Dieter arrived in Trail, BC first working at Cominco for 11 years. He ventured on with the City of Trail and later expanded his knowledge and skill with his legacy - Kruger Plumbing and Heating. We here at Kruger Plumbing and Heating understand...

Obituary: Albert Culley

Albert (Ab) Culley of Castlegar, after a brief battle with cancer, died August 3, 2015 just a few days past his 95th birthday. He was born July 28, 1920 on a farm in the small community of Lonely Lake, Manitoba. His parents were Rhoda and Ernest Culley.  When he was 21 years old, he joined the Army, trained in Vernon, and...

Nick Chernoff

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nick Chernoff on March 29th, 2015 at the age of 77. Nick will be remembered for his big heart and willingness to help others. He loved spending time in nature, his garden, the gravel pit, and in his loader 'Queen Bess'. Most of all Nick loved spending time with all his...

Rosemarie (Rose) Elisabeth Gonsky

Rosemarie (Rose) Elisabeth Gonsky 1943 – 2014   It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Rose Gonsky at Kootenay Lake Hospital on February 14th, 2014 at the age of 70.  Rose was born on July 28th, 1943 in Oliver, BC to parents Albert and Ingrid Schaefer. Rose was the 2nd youngest born to a family of...
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