With sad hearts the family of Eilleen Postnikoff, of Glade, wishes to announce her passing at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 11, 2015 blessed with 81 years of life.
Eilleen was born in Robson on December 15, 1933, to parents Helen and Fred Salikin. In her younger years she enjoyed picking fruit in Naramata. In 1955, she married Fred Postnikoff and together they raised 5 children. Eilleen liked to crochet, knit, and play bingo, but her greatest love was her family and especially her grandchildren. For a while she worked as a home support worker but her main love was taking care of her husband Fred, gardening and making the best borscht for everyone.
She was predeceased by her grandchildren Desireé (Jean’s daughter), Jason (Grace’s son) and her sister Vera Nevokshonoff.
Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 59 years Fred, children Peggy, Sandi, twins Jim and Jean and Grace, several grandchildren, a large extended family and many friends.
Funeral Services were officiated by Sam Tomelin in the Crescent Valley Community Hall on Thursday, January 15, 2015 followed by interment in the Krestova Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
Donations in Eilleen’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC and Yukon Branch, 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby BC V5G 4K6.
She was loved dearly by all her family and will be sadly missed.