Mary Bloodoff

Mary Bloodoff of Castlegar, BC, formerly of Grand Forks, BC, passed away peacefully at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on October 14, 2010, blessed with 93 years of life.

Mary was born on December 1, 1916 in Verigin, Saskatchewan. In 1943, the family moved to Passmore, BC and lived there until 1977, when they relocated to Grand Forks.

She was predeceased by her husband Peter, five brothers, daughter Florence, son Peter and grandchildren Larissa and Keith.

Left to mourn her loss are her daughter Mildred (Nick) Rilkoff, daughter-in-law Mary Rose Bloodoff, son-in-law Peter (Joy) Perepelkin, granddaughter Melissa (Dirk), grandsons Christopher, Nick (Jeanette), Larry and Jim (Tammy), great-grandchildren Lareena, Vanessa, Kimberley and Ryan, sister-in-law Liz (John) Markin, brother-in-law Fred Bludoff and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Grand Forks USCC Community Centre on October 20, 2010 followed by the interment at the Sion Cemetery in Grand Forks.

Mary will be dearly missed by her family.


Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to ISKRA or to a charity of your choice.

Mary’s family would like to express their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all the relatives, friends and neighbours who attended the funeral service, phoned, brought food, sent flowers or cards, or made donations to a charity in Mary’s memory.

A special “Thank You” to the Verigin family and to Gerry Seminoff for their guidance and for officiating the service.

The family also extends their gratitude to Faye Malins, Liz Zwick, Dorothy and Ely Popoff, the USCC ladies for

preparing the excellent meal, the singers, the grave diggers, the Kootenay USCC Men’s Group for the beautiful casket, the Castlegar Funeral Chapel staff, Bill Strilaeff, Peter Zaytsoff and Bill Clark for the arrangements and funeral service, the Castlewood Village staff and caregivers, and especially Dr. Lesperance and also the staff at the Kootenay Regional Hospital.

“God Bless You.”

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