Doris Shukin

Doris Shukin

Sadly the family of Doris Shukin, of Blueberry Creek, wishes to announce her passing at the Haven Hill Retirement Centre in Penticton on Thursday, April 7, 2011, blessed with 86 years of life.

Doris was born in Pass Creek on March 14, 1925 to parents Annie and Andrew Strelaeff. Being the eldest of six children, family responsibilities came to Doris at a young age, but she still managed to complete grade six in school. She showed many talents as a youth and quickly learned embroidery, knitting and crocheting and made many pillow cases, aprons, doilies and shawls. Doris also worked in her parent’s garden, and also spent many summers in the orchards in Creston picking fruit. She met the love of her life, Jim Shukin in Pass Creek and in 1947, they were married. They initially made their home in pass Creek where daughter Jane was born and then shortly after son Don was born they moved to a location near Raspberry Village. After moving to their first home in Blueberry Creek in 1953, daughter Debbie was born six years later and soon after they moved to their second and permanent home in Blueberry Creek.

Doris had many loves and talents, she enjoyed singing, ballroom and square dancing, the outdoors, picking huckleberries and mushrooms, cooking, going to hot springs and casinos, playing her harmonica, bowling, floor curling and absolutely loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a current member of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ.

Doris was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Jim and two brothers.

Left to mourn her loss are daughters Jane (Errol) Semancik of Kaleden BC and Debbie (Tim) Negreiff of Castlegar BC; son Don (Terri) of Courtney BC; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and many relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held at Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 and at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Thursday, April 14, 2011 followed by interment at Park Memorial Cemetery.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, calls, cards, flowers, baking and donations. A special thank you to all those showed their friendship and love by attending the services, to Peter Zaytsoff for leading the services, the singers, all who shared memories and to the Castlegar Funeral Chapel for their help and compassion. Your kindness is appreciated.


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