January 13, 2019
On January 13, 2019, Andy Popoff left this world to embark on a new journey.
Born Andrew Andy Popoff on March 30, 1957, he always tried to convince people he was only 21.
He was born to John and Vera Popoff and was raised in Ootischenia with his brothers, Alex and John and his sister Marie.
When Andy was 9 years of age, he lost his mother whom he adored. Andy’s father was remarried to Louise Popoff and gained 3 step siblings, Valerie, Violet and Laverne, and a half brother, Edward.
At 14 years of age, he met his wife, Vickie Lazareff. Together, they had one daughter Jennifer, and many pets which Andy often referred to as his children.
As a young man in his twenties, Andy became close to his mother’s family again, the Fominoffs. He cherished spending time with his nieces, nephews and cousins.
A few years ago, Andy gained a wonderful son-in-law Stuart, who he trusted whole heartedly with his lovely Jenny. Andy also met Nina Voykin, his companion, and together they enjoyed many fun-filled adventures.
Andy was a man of many talents and was incredibly artistic and could often be found in his workshop.
He was deeply spiritual, charming, inquisitive and quirky and found humour in everything. Andy was not only known for the solar bobbleheads in his car, but also for his kind and compassionate heart. He spent many years volunteering, especially with the Castlegar Foodbank and loved being able to provide a shoulder to lean on to those who needed it.
The family is forever grateful to the doctors and nurses (Scott Monteith) at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Bill from Castlegar Funeral Chapel and to Val and Elaine Leiding for providing us with such a beautiful venue for the service. A huge thank you to all the family and friends (Dave Halbauer) for their support during this time.
Andy will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Castlegar Funeral Chapel