July 19, 1935 – January 27, 2023
It is with sad hearts that we share the passing of our mother and Baba. Lola was born in Grand Forks and spent her youth on the family farm in the Nursery. She married Bill in 1955 and they made Kinnaird their home. She passed away in KBRH after a brief stay.
Lola leaves behind her daughter Carol Koorbatoff of Shoreacres and her family Freddie (Erin) and their children Morgan, Rachel and Nathan of Shoreacres and Ben (Moriah) and their children Kaelan, Brody, Riley, and Karter of Red Deer; her daughter Liz (David) D’Andrea of Trail and their family Erica and her daughter Ryah of Ootischenia, Renee and her children Rayna and Kaden of Sparwood, and Darren (Kaylie) and their daughter Quinn of Edmonton; son Bill (Nancy) and their son Cam (Katie) of Vancouver and Brendan (deceased). She is also survived by her siblings Peter (Jane) Vatkin, Hazel Plotnikoff, and Grace (Vince) Krystek.
Lola was predeceased by her parents Peter and Jean Vatkin, her husband Wasily (Bill) Cheveldave, son-in-law Fred Koorbatoff, and beloved grandson Brendan Cheveldave. (October 11, 2022).
Lola’s independent spirit and sharp mind allowed her to remain in her family home as she aged. She was a feisty woman who was not afraid to speak her mind. She was very community minded and as a pioneer woman of Kinnaird she volunteered for many causes. She actively supported the building and financing of the Bob Brandson Memorial Swimming Pool. She was very proud that she organized and coached the first girl’s softball team in Kinnaird at Valley Vista school.
She loved gardening and creating many different culinary delights. The fruits of her bounty were always delicious and enjoyed by many. She loved to cook and entertain and no one ever left her home hungry.
Lola was a creative woman who always had a project on the go, whether it be sewing, needlework, crocheting, painting or crafting. She was an entrepreneur who created beautiful cards that she sold at markets and local businesses until her passing.
After retirement, Bill and Lola spent autumns travelling in their motorhome to the southern states. They enjoyed meeting new friends, exploring, and creating new adventures.
A family service was held on Tuesday, January 31st at The Castlegar Funeral Home.
Lola’s family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Castlegar HealthCare Centre and KBRH for the wonderful care Lola received.
If you wish, as an expression of sympathy, we ask you to make a donation to KBRH Health Foundation in Lola’s name.
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