Fred N. Zibin of Castlegar, BC passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2012 at the age of 90. Fred was born December 12, 1921 in Brilliant BC to Nikolai and Wasoonya Zibin and lived in the Kootenays all his life. Fred was well known in the area for his community efforts and leadership. He had a rich life with a large family and many close friends. Fred delighted in time with his family, managing the farm, singing, travelling the world, and carpentry.
Fred is survived by 8 children; Fred Zibin, Nina Babakaiff, Monica Holloway, Serge Zibin, David Zibin, Emilia Brownlow, Lydia Zibin and Andrew Zibin and their families. He also had 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by wives Polly and Emily and survived by partner Tennette Sipko.
A funeral service was held Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Brilliant Cultural Center. A family celebration
of Fred’s life followed.