Grace Hadiken

Grace Hadiken

October 4, 1924 –

October 19, 2012

Grace Hadiken of Castlegar, BC passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on

October 19, 2012 at the

age of 88 years. Funeral services were held in the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 25, 2012 with burial at the Ootischenia Cemetery.

Grace Hadikin was born on October 4, 1924 in Champion Creek and spent most of her life in the Ootischenia area. She married Fred Hadikin in 1942

Grace had a hard life as a child. She lost her mother when she was 12 years old and cared for three younger siblings while her father was away working to provide for his family. Later in her teens, she worked as a Nanny for a family in Trail with four young children. She also worked at a company farm in Birch Bank.

After her marriage and raining her family, she worked as a housekeeper and also kitchen help at the High Arrow Arms Hotel until such time that her health prevented her from continuing to work. She was also a member of the Ootischenia Hall cooking group.

Grace was a lady whose generosity, love, and kindness touched all of us. Her love for her family and friends was evident in how she treated people. She enjoyed the beauty of her vegetable and flower gardens with hobbies of knitting, crocheting and various handicrafts. She liked socializing with her friends. Her other interests were playing Bingo, playing cards and watching her great grandsons play hockey. She was faithful to her early morning walks for years.

She was predeceased by her husband Fred Hadikin, her parents Koozma & Dora Postnikoff, her sisters Anne Zaitsoff, Mabel Philipoff, Doris Verigin, Pauline Kalesnikoff, Mary Skulnec, and brother Bill Postnikoff.

She leaves to remember her, her daughters Christine & George Markin in Castlegar, her daughter Grace & Walter Babakaeff in Surrey, and her son: Fred & Vivianne Hadikin in Langley. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren; Terry Markin, Leona McQueen, Shelley Mills, Jayme Jones, Leslie Hadikin, Scott Babakaeff, Sasha Hayes as well as eight great grandchildren; Jenna Markin, Brenden & Jesse Mills, Mathew, McKenzie, Morgan, Mitchell LaRochelle and Nathan Hayes.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, Dr. LaRocque, Community Care, Master of

Ceremonies – Peter Zaytsoff, The Ootischenia Ladies Cooking Group for preparing the delicious meal, The Singers and all our friends and relatives for your kindness and words of comfort. Also, to Larry Stoochnoff, the Gravediggers, as well as the Staff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

Thank you for your help and support.


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