January 28, 1957
– December 9, 2012
The family of Barrie Perepolken announces with sadness his passing on Dec. 9, 2012 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Barrie was born Jan. 29, 1957 in Nelson, B.C. to Pete and Nellie Perepolkin of Thrums. He spent his childhood years in Thrums, attending Tarrys Elementary School and later Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar.
In the early 1990s he moved to Fruitvale where he resided until his passing. He was a longtime employee of Boardwalk Enterprises in Thrums, and took a lot a pride in his work. He enjoyed the outdoors, and spent many hours gardening in summer and skiing in winter. He was also an avid reader.
Left to mourn his passing is his sister, Edna (Pete) Pictin and brother, Bill (Mae) Perepolkin, as well as long-time companion Angela Kastrukoff, many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Pete W. Perepolkin (1976) and mother, Nellie Perepolkin (2001).
A celebration of Barrie’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Fireside Inn in Castlegar, B.C.