It is with such great sorrow that the family of Mickey Padowinikoff of Slocan Park announces his passing, following a brave fight with cancer, on Monday, January 3, 2011 at Kootenay Lake Hospital, blessed with 71 years of life.
Mickey was born in Winlaw on January 2, 1940 to parents Mary and Mike Padowinikoff, one of 4 children. On June 22, 1963 Mickey married Anne Verigin, living their entire lives in Slocan Park and raising a son and daughter. Mickey spent most of his working career in the excavating business and driving trucks.
He was predeceased by his father Mike and sister Mary Zaytsoff.
Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife of 48 years Anne, son Barry (Victoria), daughter Shelly Ann and grandson Eddie, mother Mary, brothers Fred (Sally) and Bill, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services were held at Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 7, 2011 followed by interment at Slocan Park Cemetery.
“MICKEY, REST IN PEACE IN GOD’S LOVING ARMS.”
“WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.”
The family would like to thank Drs. Walker, MacKay and Malpass for their love and compassion for Mickey. A special thank you to Cheryl Hicks and the nurses in chemotherapy and the nurses on the third floor for their loving care of Mickey. The family also extend their gratitude to all their relatives, friend and neighbours for their love and support during this difficult time, to the Slocan Park ladies for the wonderful meal, to the grave-diggers for preparing Mickey’s final resting place, to the casketbearers and to Bill Strilaeff and staff of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. The family also wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to auntie Nellie Popoff and to Mickey’s brother Fred for their guidance.
Anne Padowinikoff and family.