The family of Ethel Poznikoff, of Krestova, wishes to announce her passing at Nelson Jubilee Manor on Thursday, December 30, 2010, blessed with 96 years of life.
She was born at Krestova on July 3, 1914 to parents Elsie and Mike Gretchen and was a life-time member of the Krestova community. Natasha enjoyed choir singing, vegetable and flower gardening, making various crafts, crocheting, sewing, shawl painting and quilting. She loved to go swimming with family and friends and was very hospitable to all her relatives.
Natasha was predeceased by her husband Nick in 1998 and sisters Vera Gretchen in 1963 and Tina Verigin in 1994.
Left to mourn her loss are her younger sister Mary (Mike) Antifaoff of Grand Forks and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Krestova Community Hall on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 followed by the interment in the Krestova Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
The family would like to thank the Nelson Homemaker Service, Dr. Kirsten and nurses and staff of Kootenay Lake Hospital and Dr. Janz and staff of Nelson Jubilee Manor. They also extend their heartfelt gratitude to Mike A. Kanigan for leading the funeral service, the Krestova ladies for the delicious meal, the Krestova Psalmists and singers, the grave-diggers, the Kootenay Men’s Group for the casket, Bill Strilaeff and staff of Castlegar Funeral Chapel, all the friends and relatives who spoke, paid tribute and travelled long distances to
pay their respects to our sister and auntie.
God bless you all.