October 20, 1922 – May 9, 2008
On May 9, 2008 Mary Osachoff passed away
peacefully early in the morning at the Trail Regional Hospital. Mary was born October 20, 1922 at home in Brilliant to
William and Polly Markin.
Mary was pre-deceased by her husband Pete Osachoff on October 9, 1960 and by her partner of 36 years, Sam Soukeroff on January 3, 1999.
Mary and Pete had four children – daughter, Kathy Hadikin (Sam) and sons Jack (Linda), Andy and Walter. Mary had 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Mary lived in Castlegar (Kinnaird) for 59 years.
Her first love was her family. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was always concerned about their well being. Her second love was to garden. She loved flowers.
Every year with the help of her children and grandchildren she planted a garden. It got smaller and smaller as the years
went by. Even this year she was planning on having a garden. In March she planted tomatoes. She was so disappointed
when she landed in the hospital. She kept saying that she should be out working the soil.
Working hard took its toll on her body but her mind remained strong and clear until she passed. In 1981 she had
a heart bypass. She was able to live in her own home until a month before she passed away.
Funeral services were held on May 12, 2008 at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel. Mary was laid to rest at Kinnaird Memorial Cemetery.