The family of Anne Kabatoff sadly announces her passing, with her loving family at her side, at Castleview Care Centre on Monday, December 5, 2011, blessed with 83 years of life.
Anne was born on January 4, 1928, to parents Annie (Doubinin) and George William Kanigan. She married Philip Kabatoff in Blewett, BC and the happily married couple, for 61 years, made their home in Winlaw, BC. Anne proudly raised her family, tended to her large garden and blissfully enjoyed all her animals on the farm.
Anne enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and embroidering. She loved to entertain with her great cooking. Anne could always be found in her kitchen preparing her delicious baking and meals for anyone who happened to be in the neighbourhood. Her affection and devotion to her grandchildren was very endearing. Anne was a dedicated life-long member of the USCC and one of her strongest desires in life was for Peace on Earth.
Anne will always be remembered for her generosity, hospitality, kindness, humour and love for her family and friends.
She was predeceased father on October 7, 1965, her mother on July 29, 1972, her brother George on September 29, 1999, her father-in-law Peter W. Kabatoff on January 1, 1986 and her mother-in-law Mary (Bloudoff) Kabatoff on September 20, 1992.
Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 61 years Philip; four children, Sarah (Peter) Saliken, Mary (Bill) Kazakoff, Philip Kabatoff and Katie Kabatoff; grandchildren William (Jen), Lisa (Aaron), Andrew, Reena, Misha, Chase and Joel; 1 great-grandchild Bennet; brother Edgar Kanigan; sisters-in-law Dorothy (Mike) Shkuratoff and Polly (Nick) Verigin; brothers-in-law Peter (Francis) Kabatoff and Mike (Nellie) Kabatoff and many nieces and nephews.
Our beloved Wife, Mother and Baba has been loved dearly and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Anna, Rest in Peace in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services were held at Castlegar Funeral Chapel, with Peter Zaytsoff officiating, on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, followed by interment at the Ootischenia Cemetery.
We would like to thank all of our family, relatives, friends and neighbours for all their support, blessings, kindness and prayers during this sad time.
We would like to include the staff of Castleview Care Centre who offered friendship, support and professional services and also to
Dr Ankenbauer for mom’s care.
To our dear friend and very special lady, Nellie Voykin, for her guidance and recitation of many beautiful Russian prayers, before and after our mother’s passing.
To Lewie and Beatrice Verigin for their direction, support and guidance.
To Castlegar Funeral Chapel staff, Bill Strilaeff and Sarah Greenwood for their kindness, sympathy and professional services.
To Peter Zaytsoff for officiating, organizing and directing the family during the funeral service.
To all the singers who sang so beautifully. Thank you for your time, blessings and prayers.
To Walter Markin and the grave-diggers at Ootischenia Cemetery for your time and hard work.
To the USCC catering group, who spent many hours preparing
a delicious Doukhobour lunch in Anne’s honour.
To Christina Lidstone for her many hours of massage therapy,
love and support.
We as a family are so grateful and thankful for all the blessings, condolences, and comfort that came our way. We could
not have done this without you.