Alex P. Verigin

Alex P. Verigin

The family of

Alex P. Verigin wishes to announce his passing at Castleview Care Centre on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, blessed with 91 years of life.

Alex was born in Pass Creek on January 3, 1920 to parents Mable and Peter Verigin. He married Nellie Rilkoff in 1943 and they raised four sons. Alex started his working career as a sawyer and then acquired the skills to become a carpenter in the construction industry. During his life he was a charter member of the Brilliant Credit Union, a director of Kootenay Savings Credit Union and served as the Financial Secretary of the Carpenters’ Union. Alex enjoyed gardening, having an orchard, bee keeping and woodworking.

Alex was predeceased by sisters Mable Horkoff, Florence Hadikin and Doris Plotnikoff and brother Peter Verigin.

Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife of 68 years Nellie; sons Al, Ken (Kathy), Wally (Lori) and Lorne (Sharel); niece Mabel (Mike) Bondaroff; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, followed by the interment at Brilliant Cemetery.

Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

Donations in Alex’s memory may be made to Castlegar and District Community Health Centre Foundation, 709 – 10th Street, Castlegar BC V1N 2H7 or to the ISKRA, PO Box 3024, Castlegar BC V1N 3H4.

Dad was unwavering in his love and commitment to his family. Many thanks to Dr. Merritt and the wonderful staff of Castleview Care Centre.

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