With sad hearts the family of Olga Popoff of Castlegar, formerly of Ootischenia, wishes to announce her passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, blessed with 78 years of life.
Olga was born in Champion Creek BC, on May 9, 1936, to parents Tina and William Tymofievich. She attended school up to grade 8, in Champion Creek, while helping at home with the chores of daily living. Olga completed grade 12 at Stanley Humphries High School while living with a second family as travel in those days was not easy. She then went to work as a nurses’ aid in the newly opened Castlegar Hospital.
On November 5, 1960, Olga married John Popoff and the couple settled in Ootischenia where they raised two children. She worked hard with the family and with tending to large gardens, orchards and lawns. Olga enjoyed needle work, crocheting, cooking and baking. In 1991, Olga and John were devastated by the unexpected passing of their beloved daughter Marianne. In August of 2011 the couple moved to Castlewood Village and in October her husband John passed away. Olga was happy meeting new friends and reminiscing with old ones. She also started some new crafts and her beaded angel figurines became very popular in Castlewood Village.
Olga was predeceased by her beloved daughter Marianne and her beloved husband John.
Left to mourn her loss is her son Steve; daughter-in-law Connie; grandson Jason; brother Walter (Marlene) and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were officiated by Harry Zeabin at Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Monday, August 18, 2014 followed by interment in Ootischenia Cemetery.
“MAY YOUR HANDS ALWAYS STAY BUSY”