March 13, 1925 – April 11, 2010
Lola was born in Ootischenia on March 13, 1925 – an only child to Mary and Daniel Kanigan. She was the apple of her father’s eye, and seldom left his side. He passed away when Lola was only nine years of age, but his memory lived on in her until her passing.
After his death, her mother remarried Larry Lebedoff Sr., and together with his children the family moved to Kamsack, Saskatchewan, where
they lived for a few years before returning to the Kootenays. It was there that she met and eventually married her sweetheart, Nick Abrosimoff on April 18, 1948. They raised five children:
Pat, David, Gloria, Sharon and Allan.
Lola’s greatest joys, right up until her passing, were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even through difficult times, she was the mortar that held her family
together. Her family was always raised with love, gentle hands and kindness.
She nurtured her gardens as she nurtured her children, growing beautiful fruits, vegetables and flowers year after year, and like her garden, her friends and family flourished. Lola always loved to be in the company of others, and made
friends easily and effortlessly. She was a wonderful cook, and there was always a meal offered to anyone who crossed her threshold.
In the 1970’s Lola became a devout Christian, and her faith remained strong throughout her life.
Lola was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Daniel Kanigan, her husband Nick, her first-born child, Nicholas, and her grandchildren Candice and Allison.
She was called to her everlasting home on Sunday, April 11th following a brief illness.
Although she is no longer with us,
Lola will live in our hearts forever.
“May she rest in eternal peace in God’s Heavenly Kingdom”
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank friends and family for their love and support during this difficult time, to the cooks, singers, gravediggers who volunteered their time;
to Harry Zeabin for his guidance and officiating the services-our mom would be proud! Also heartfelt thanks to Castlegar Funeral Chapel, as well as Dr. Milde and the staff at Mountain
Lakes facilities for their kindness and care.