On May 1st, 2015,
at the age of 87, Alice Antifeau passed away peacefully and gently at Talarico Place Care Centre in Castlegar, surrounded by the love of her family. Alice Elizabeth Sookavieff was born April 27, 1928 in Blagodatnoye to Mary (nee Rebalkin) and William Sookavieff, the middle of three children and the only daughter. The family moved several times to Thrums and Kaslo, eventually settling in Crescent Valley.
Alice married Fred Antifeau November 19th, 1949 at the age of 21. Alice and Fred travelled across BC where ever the work was, and raised their three sons, Theodore (Ted), Raymond (Ray) and Mark to respect toil and peaceful life. After Fred’s death in 1997, Alice shared several happy years with her companion Pete Sherbinin, also now deceased.
Alice is survived by her brothers Bill (Mary) of Kelowna and Peter (Doris) of Crescent Valley; her three sons Ted (Elisabeth) of Nelson, Ray (Lynn) of Surrey and Mark of Castlegar; her grandchildren Kara (Diego), Cameron (Denise), Lauren and Claire and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews to mourn her passing.
The family wishes to warmly thank Drs. Janz, Merritt and Vasil for their excellent medical care, and send our sincere appreciation to the many staff of Castle Wood Village, Mountain Lakes Assisted Living and Talarico Place Care Centre for their dedicated, patient and loving care to Alice over the past two years, and especially in the last weeks and days of her life.
Donations in memory of Alice can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Iskra or a charity of your choosing.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
No service by request, however a celebration of Alice’s life and interment with her beloved Fred will be held in Kelowna in June.
“MAY SHE REST IN PEACE”