Florence Saliken

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Florence Saliken of Thrums.

Florence passed away peacefully at Castleview care Facility on December 29, 2015 at the age of 99.

Florence was born in Ootishenia, B.C. on August 25, 1916 to Tina and Fred Reibin. She was united in marriage to Mike Saliken on November 2 1937 in Thrums B.C. They were blessed with 4 children Olga, Mary, Evelyn and Harold. The family lived all their lives in Thrums.

During her life Florence enjoyed looking after her children, grandchildren and garden. Her talents included singing, sewing, making rugs and socks and quilting blankets.

She travelled to Mexico, Hawaii and to her quick summer weekends in Soap Lake.

Florence is predeceased by her husband Mike Saliken, her parents Tina and Fred Reibin, sisters Dora Reibin, Mary Lazeroff, Tina Popoff, Helen Argatoff, Nellie Makortoff, brother Pete Reibin, daughter and son in law Olga and Bill Swetlishoff and her son in law Bill Bullanoff.

Florence is survived by her children Mary (Steve) Kinakin, Evelyn Bullanoff, Harold (Sheryl) Saliken, 13 Grandchildren 18 Great Grandchildren and one Great Great Granddaughter.

The service was held January 5th, 2016 at the Brilliant Cultural Centre with internment at the Ootishenia Cemetery.

We would like to extend our sincere thank you to the congregation, singers, speakers, grave diggers, Nina Verigin and her USCC catering group, relatives and friends for their support, phone calls, cards and donations. A special thank you for all the kind words from the Verigin family, Sid Malakoff for helping us through the service and Bill Strilaeff for all his expert advice. A special thank you to Staff of Castleview Care Centre.

God bless you all and may God accept our mother in his heavenly kingdom.

May she rest in peace.