It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, Elaine Kalesnikoff Hoodicoff, who passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on February 13, 2016. She was blessed with 61 years of life.
Elaine was predeceased by her brother Bill Kalesnikoff and her parents Peter and Annie Kalesnikoff of Brilliant.
Elaine is survived by her husband Wayne; her daughter Marla Hoodicoff; her sons Brad and Dustin Hoodicoff; her brother Peter Kalesnikoff as well as 9 grandchildren of the Castlegar area. Elaine will be greatly missed by all her family for her beautiful spirit, sense of humour and loving nature.
Elaine was born on November 1, 1954 in Nelson, BC and grew up in Brilliant. She attended Business College in Nelson and eventually met and married Wayne Hoodicoff in 1976. Hey had 3 children, who kept her on her toes as they raised their family in Castlegar. Elaine after becoming a mom, became Baba to 9 grandchildren whom she adored and loved to spend time with. In addition to her family, Elaine took pride in her writings and in 2012 her dream of publishing her writings became a reality. Elaine was also very religious and her faith was another aspiring trait.
Funeral services were held on February 23, at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel followed by burial at the Brilliant Cemetery. The family would like to thank the emergency responders, the nurses and doctors at the Castlegar and Kelowna Hospitals, friends who showed support, Peter Zaytsoff, Walter Holuboff, Castlegar Funeral Chapel, the singers and everyone at the Brilliant Cultural Centre.
Words cannot express how much mom will be missed-REST NOW MOM AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US ALL THE JOY AND BEAUTY YOU HAVE WITHIN, KNOW YOU WERE GREATLY LOVED AND WILL LIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.