Sadly the family of Mary Dergousoff, of Castlegar (formerly of Grand Forks) wishes to announce her passing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Sunday August 9, 2015, blessed with 89 years of life.
Mary was born in Grand Forks on
March 25, 1926 to parents Nellie and Fred Pepin. Due to circumstance, at an early age, she had to spend some time in an orphanage. When the family was re-united Mary did not attend school much but still completed grade 6. In her younger years Mary worked in vegetable fields. Later in her teens, Mary worked in the Okanagan, picking and packing fruit. She also worked in a sawmill as a lumber tally person. Mary went through 3 marriages, in 1943, she married John J. Konkin of Grand Forks, in 1957, she married Mike Zarubin and in 1966 she married Konstantin Dergousoff. Mary started working, in 1969, in the kitchen of the Boundary Hospital and eventually worked up to being the breakfast cook and worked until she retired in 1989. When her health started to fail, Mary moved to Castle Wood Village.
Mary was a longtime member of the USCC and belonged to the Grand Forks Cooking Groups. She was a gracious hostess and a prolific cook. She enjoyed travelling and made trips to the Philippines, Thunder Bay, Disneyland and Tijuana, Mexico.
Left to mourn her loss is her daughter Kathy (Lawrence) Popoff of Castlegar; son Bill Zarubin of Grand Forks; step-sons Wallace (Mary) Dergousoff, Leonard (Gladys) Dergousoff and Peter (Dorothy) Dergousoff; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Funeral Services were officiated by Larry Jmaiff
at the Grand Forks USCC Centre on
Friday, August 14, 2015 followed by interment in Sion Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
MAY GOD GRANT HER A SAFE LODGING,
A HOLY REST AND PEACE AT LAST