Florence Nevokshonoff

Florence Nevokshonoff

Sadly the family of Florence Nevokshonoff of Castlegar wishes to announce her passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Saturday, May 17, 2014 blessed with 95 years of life.

Florence was born in Ootischenia on February 8, 1919 to parents Martha and Mike Makeiff.

She married Fred Nevokshonoff and they raised three children. Florence enjoyed gardening, knitting, quilting and embroidering. She loved to travel and went to different parts of Canada and the U.S. and she wintered in Mexico for many years. Florence was a member of the Ladies Cooking Group, she was an active member of the Brilliant Choir and of the Ootischenia Psalmists and a lifetime member of the USCC.

Florence was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Fred, in 2002, her son Fred in 1962 and her two brothers William and Alec Makeiff.

Left to mourn her loss is her son Harold, her daughter-in-law Sheryl, her daughter Shirley (Gerry) Martin, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a large extended family.

Funeral Services were officiated by Peter Zaytsoff at the Ootischenia Community Hall on Friday, May 23, 2014 followed by interment in the Ootischenia Cemetery.

Donations in Florenceā€™s memory may be to Iskra, 1816 Brilliant Road, Castlegar, BC V1N 4K2.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Castle Wood Village, the staff at Talarico Place Care Centre and the staff at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for the kindness and care shown to their mother/grandmother, to the Ootischenia Ladies Cooking Group, to the Ootischenia grave-diggers, to Peter Kazakoff for looking after the hall, to Peter Zaytsoff for officiating the service and to Castlegar Funeral Chapel for their service.

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