Anne Verigin

With great sadness, the family of Anne Verigin announces her sudden passing on Feb 7, 2015 at Trail Regional Hospital. She was born May 03, 1932 to John and Tina Saliken (Holoboff) in Pass Creek, B.C. She married Michael John Verigin on July 22, 1950, in Grand Forks, B.C. at the home of his parents, John J and Anastasia Verigin (Chernoff). They lived in Grand Forks for a few years, started their family (Shirley and James), and then moved to Nelson. In 1958, they moved to Pass Creek, where their third child Elroy was born. In 1972, they returned to the Grand Forks area. Briefly, they also lived in Williams Lake and Tahsis until her husband’s injury and forced retirement. After the passing of her husband, Anne returned to Castlegar, her birthplace. She has been enjoying life while living in her cozy place with her daughter and son-in-law and great granddaughter, Tao.

In her younger years, Anne worked hard, cultivating her gardens and managing a small farm. She spend winter evenings crocheting tablecloths. She also enjoyed making traditional Russian dishes and angel food cakes and was very generous in sharing them with friends and family. She was a kind person and enjoyed giving of herself and her handmade gifts to others. Her begonias, fuchsias, and other summer flowers will miss her loving touch.

She is predeceased by her husband, Michael , in 1997, and by her sisters and their husbands, Grace and Sam Postnikoff of Shoreacres, Martha and Harry Chernoff of Nelson North Shore, her father John in 1958 and her mother Tina in 1996.

She is survived by her sister Molly Peligren , in Nanaimo, her brother John Saliken in Cranbrook, 3 children Shirley (Philip) Stanwood in Castlegar, Jim (Martha Half) Verigin in St Paul AB, Elroy (Valerie) Verigin in Penticton, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Anne’s children warmly invite her friends and family to join them at her memorial service on February 21. 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1680 Woodland Drive, Castlegar, B.C.


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