A gentle soul, a lover of music and a kind and generous man, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27th, at 72 years of age at the Columbia View Lodge Special Care Unit in Trail surrounded by his loving family.
Harry was born in Pass Creek on January 5th, 1939 the first born son of the late Nick and Mary Plotnikoff. He was a hard worker and helped his parents with many farming chores. He explored the forests and creeks with fishing rod in hand. Harry loved to get together with friends to socialize. He enjoyed many sports including softball and looked forward to challenging someone to a game of horse shoes. He enjoyed playing the accordion, guitar and will be remembered for his love of music, his passion for fishing, going above and beyond helping others and taking the time to say hello and chat with friends.
Harry worked in the orchards, in construction around BC, Alberta and Manitoba and completed his working career as a custodian with School District #20.
He is survived by Wife Winnie (nee: Ribalkin) of 45 years, children Matt (Karen) Plotnikoff, Melanie (Kim) Perepolkin, Harold (Georgina Shaw) Plotnikoff, grandchildren Jerika and London and sisters Elizabeth (Fred) Legebokoff, Pearl (Mike) Barisoff, and brothers Nick (Wendy) Plotnikoff and Ken Plotnikoff as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses and home support staff that assisted in Harry’s care over the years. Heartfelt thanks to family, friends and community for all their support in providing food, flowers, donations, cards of sympathy and words of kindness. Special thanks go to the Columbia View Lodge Special Care Unit for providing exceptional care.
Sincere thanks to Fred Makortoff for officiating the memorial, Edna Sapriken and her catering group for an outstanding luncheon, the psalmists, congregational singers, Bill Strilaeff and staff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel and all who contributed their time and effort in providing a memorable service.
Funeral services were held on Tues., Jan. 3, 2012. A luncheon at Pass Creek Community Hall followed interment at the Pass Creek Cemetery.
In his memory, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Dad, you’re in a place of perfect peace, where hearts are free from care and one day, we all will meet again – that’s what we believe.