Alex Verigin of Castlegar, BC was born on October 23, 1944 and passed away on May 20, 2015 at the age of 71.
Al was the oldest of four brothers born to Alex and Nellie Verigin. He was raised on family farms in Crescent Valley and Robson and lived in Raspberry most of his life.
He enjoyed the outdoors: going for firewood, huckleberry picking, fishing, pampering his yard and his cars. He loved to cook and eat.
Al loved dogs, especially his two golden retrievers Luke and Zak and his cat Whitey. Al was always willing to help family and friends with their pets.
Al travelled extensively. Went to Europe, Hawaii and most recently to Mexico and Cuba. He took plenty of pictures and kept us riveted with his slide shows.
Throughout his working career he was employed on all of the local Hydro projects where he met many lifelong friends. He also worked at Revelstoke Dam and the Kamano project.
In his later years he took up painting and produced some amazing watercolors. He also liked to spend time in the gym toning up.
He led a quiet humble life. Always ready for a good conversation, enjoyed an old Merle Haggard tune, a Canucks game and a cold beer.
Survived by: Brothers Ken (Kathy), Wally (Lori) and Lorne (Sharel), Mabel Bondaroff and families and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by parents Alex and Nellie Verigin.
Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
Donations: SPCA or Heart and Stroke Foundation