It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Baba, Mother, Aunt and friend, Mabel Pictin, on April 28, 2008 at the Castleview Care Centre. Mabel was born on October 2, 1916 in Ootischenia to Mike and Nastia Arishenkoff, the third of five children.
She grew up in Shoreacres and while working as a cook in a logging camp, she met Mike Pictin. After a brief courtship they were married and moved to Winlaw. They were blessed with a son and daughter and moved to Shoreacres for a short time and then back to Winlaw, where they lived until moving to Castlegar after Mike’s retirement.
Mabel loved cooking and gardening and was an avid seamstress, making many unique aprons and also knitting many doilies and tablecloths. She also loved reading the Iskra, her Psalm book and the Bible and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Mike, two brothers, William and Mike, two sisters, Polly Reiben and Ann Voykin, two sisters-in-law, Laura and Polly
Arishenkoff, two brothers-in-law Mike Reiben and Mike Voykin, grandson Brent Pictin, and great-grandson Richard Amantea.
Left to mourn her passing are son Mike Pictin of Calgary, daughter Thelma (Mike) Postnikoff of Blueberry, daughter-in-law Elaine Pictin of Calgary, seven grandchildren Natalie and
Derek Hipwell, Lonnie and Dan Saliken, Chris and Jessamie Postnikoff, Lee-anna Postnikoff, Anita and Greg Amantea,
Marvin and Susanna Pictin and Danny and Melanie Pictin, seven great-grandchildren Nicole Butz and Seth Molson, David Butz, Elora and Kiya Hipwell, Alannah and Monica Amantea, Jonathon and Brittany Pictin, Christopher and Tonisha Pictin and Michael and Nicole Saliken and many
Funeral Services were held at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Thursday, May 1, 2008 followed by the interment at Park Memorial Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank all the singers, the cooks and all the friends and relatives who attended the funeral service. They also extend their gratitude to all the people who brought
baking and other food, sent cards and flowers and gave words of comfort. The family’s heartfelt thanks go out to cousin Vera, for all her help, to Fred Makortoff, who officiated the service, to Bill Strilaeff and staff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel, to Drs. Vasil and Larocque and especially to the staff
of the Castleview Care Centre, who Mabel loved dearly and called her “Honeys”.
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.