With heavy hearts, the family of Jerry Markin of Blueberry Creek, wishes to announce his passing at Talarico Place Care Centre, on Thursday, May 3, 2012, blessed with 73 years of life.
Jerry was born on January 26, 1939, in Grand Forks to parents Florence and Nick Markin. He met and married , the absolute love and soul-mate of his life Katie Koochin. Together they raised 3 sons and had to live through the tragedy of losing the middle son Dan, to cancer. Jerry’s working life of 40 years, was spent at the Celgar Pulp Mill, as a painter and cement mason. He was the President of the Castlegar Baseball Association from 1969 to the mid 1970’s. Jerry enjoyed his fruit trees, gardening and especially travelling and cruising with Katie.
He was predeceased and totally devastated by the loss of son Dan and especially by the loss of his beloved wife, Katie.
Left to mourn his loss is his son Jerry (Angelique)and children Ryan and Cole; his son Ben and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.
Cremation, in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel, has taken place.
At Jerry’s request, there will not be any service.
Donations in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Castlegar Unit,
Box 3292, Castlegar BC V1N 3H6.