It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Mabel Perepolkin announces her passing on December 20, 2011. She was 79 years old.
Mabel was born on July 5, 1932 to parents William and Vera Padmoroff in Grand Forks, BC. She was the youngest of four children. Mabel married Peter Perepolkin of Glade, BC on May 7, 1955. They started their life together in Grand Forks but soon after they settled and built their family home in Thrums, BC. There they raised three daughters; Elaine, Carrol and Marcy.
Mabel always made genuine and heartfelt time for everyone. She welcomed all into her home and accorded everyone with the highest level of respect and hospitality and she made life-long friends wherever she went.
Mabel applied her beliefs in her daily life and in her community activities. She was a dedicated and life-long member of the USCC. Mabel immensely enjoyed time spent together with her family. In earlier years, she also enjoyed tending to her hobby farm and growing abundant vegetable gardens.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter; son-in-law Walter Poohachoff; two brothers, Bill and Peter Padmoroff; sister Dora Chernoff and both parents.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughters; Elaine (Andy) Davidoff, Carrol Poohachoff and Marcy (Ron) Shlakoff and her five beloved grandchildren; Wes, Adam, Sean, Ashley and Riley.
A traditional funeral service was held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on December 28, 2011 followed by internment at the Brilliant Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
On behalf of Mabel’s family, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you who helped us in so many ways:
To Peter Relkoff for the orderly conduct of the funeral proceeding; Bill Strelieff and all the staff at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel for your services; the Verigin family for their kind words of condolence; all the singers and tribute presenters; the USCC catering group that prepared the wonderful Doukhobor lunch in Mabel’s honour; all those who helped prepare Mabel’s final resting place and to everyone that attended her service.
To the BC Ambulance Service and the Castlegar Fire Department for your prompt response and efforts to assist Mabel.
And to all our relatives, friends and neighbors for your kind words, phone calls, gift of food, cards, flowers, visits and prayers. Your love and support has eased our pain and sorrow in our time of greatest need.
We sincerely thank you all.