Helen Demoskov

Sadly the family of Helen Demoskov, of Castlegar, announces her passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Thursday, February 24, 2011, blessed with 93 years of life.

Helen was born in Ootischenia on December 22, 1917. In her younger years, she worked in many fruit orchards until she met and married Michael (Mike) Demoskov in 1941 and together they raised three daughters. Helen’s hobby and job was working in her vegetable gardens and her fruit orchard and she sold the produce and fruit at Farmers’ Markets in Nelson and Trail. She was proud of being a member of the USCC. One of Helen’s fondest memories was of the trip she took to Hawaii. Later in life she loved to babysit her grandchildren. She showed her true love of gardening by growing vegetables even when her declining health put her in the Talarico Place Care Centre.

Helen was predeceased by her daughter Valerie (Val) Popoff in 1979, her sister Pauline also in 1979 and her husband Mike in 1981.

Left to mourn her loss are her daughters Gladys (Tony) Denis and Marlene (Bill) Kalesnikoff; six grandchildren, Debbie Obetkoff, Denny (Jana) Popoff; Sara, Shawn and Sheldon Kalesnikoff and Michael Denis; four great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Danika Obetkoff, Brogan Nash and Brady Popoff; sister Mary Kask and many nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service was held at Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Friday, March 4, 2011 followed by the interment at the Ootischenia Cemetery.

Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the USCC or Iskra, PO Box 3024, Castlegar BC V1N 3H4.

Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

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