Marie Koftinoff

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Marie Koftinoff, at the Rotary Hospice House in the wee hours of the morning of February 04, 2016. Born March 04, 1932 in Brilliant (Kootenays) B.C., Marie Makayev married Paul Koftinoff on December 15, 1951. In the sixties they moved, with their children Virginia, Daniel (2013), and Laura, to Prince George, where they lived until Paul’s passing in 1994. Marie then moved, with Virginia, back to the Kootenays (Ootischenia). Marie soon followed Virginia back to Prince George once the great-grandchildren started being born. Marie is survived by her sisters Doris Makayev and Ann Chursinoff (Fred), daughters Virginia Koftinoff and Laura Janse, grandchildren Natasha Southwick (Michael Wainwright), Jonathan Southwick (Chrissy), Adriaan Janse (Sonia Cowburn), and Maria Janse (Ryan Cyre), and great-grandchildren Liam, Keegan, Jaxon, Mya and Robert. She is also survived by numerous nephews, cousins, family and friends. This wonderful woman, who will forever be fondly remembered as the epitome of kindness and unconditional love, was a Blue-Jays fan, a gardener, and a gambler. But most importantly, she was a mother and grandmother to everyone that she met, and would welcome any and all in to her home. The family would like to extend eternal gratitude to the Rotary Hospice House staff for their compassion. Services were held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at ten a.m. at Lakewood First Memorial Funeral Home, followed by services at Prince George Memorial Park Cemetery.

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