It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Jack Gevatkoff at his home on Thursday, April 30, 2015 blessed with
86 years of life.
A traditional Doukhobor funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel. He was interred in the Slocan Park Cemetery.
Jack was born May 20, 1928 in Glade, BC to William and Molly Gevatkoff. In 1951 he married Vivian Perepolkin and then moved to Vallican, where they raised 4 children. He then moved to South Slocan and Castlegar. Jack worked in the logging and construction industry, retiring as a teamster.
He loved his family, enjoyed gardening, and making puzzles. He was an extreme perfectionist and he always said ‘if you are going to do something do it right or don’t do it at all’.
He was predeceased by his wife Vivian, his parents and grand-parents, his brother Bill, two infant children, and son-in-law Eli Soukeroff.
Jack is survived by his daughters Vera (Bill) Stooshnoff, Gail Soukeroff, Laverne (Harvey) Kabatoff,
Sharon(Frank) Tassone, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, sister Violet Popove and brother-in-law Joe Perepolkin. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
We would like to thank our relatives, friends, and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, Bill Strilaeff at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel, and Peter Zaytsoff for officiating at the service. Also thank you to the Psalmists and to the Slocan Park cooking group and grave diggers.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Iskra in Jack’s honour.
“MAY HE REST IN PEACE IN GOD’S HEAVENLY KINGDOM”