Peter Andrew Obedkoff

Peter Andrew Obedkoff

June 29, 1920 – September 13, 2018
He was born in Brilliant, British Columbia,i n Raspberry Village, and lived most his life in Castlegar before passing way in Kelowna, B.C. at the age of 98.

During his lifetime, Peter witnessed incredible changes in the world around him.  He could vividly describe his first sighting of an airplane, the transition from horse and buggy to automobiles, and the Great Depression.  Many years later he would laugh with amazement that he could have a real time face to face conversation on cell phone with grandchildren half a ld away.

He married the love of his life Margaret (nee Samoyloff)  in 1948, and together  they became active members of the Castlegar community.  He worked in the Head Office of the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood, helped build the Brilliant Dam working at dangerous heights as a rigger, built the family home overlooking the Columbia  River, and had a long career at Cominco where he retired as a supervisor in the zinc plant in 1981. “Pete,” as he was known to his friends, colleagues and teammates, was an original member of the Castlegar Millionaires fastball team. He was a captain in the Castlegar Volunteer Fire Department  (1957-1981), and throughout his life had many different athletic, recreational, and academic interests.

His interest in learning and in world and political events would always stay with him. He loved Margaret’s delicious cooking, and he particularly enjoyed caring for their beautiful garden and yard, which always kept him close to nature and the splendor of the seasons.

Family was especially important to Peter.  He openly expressed gratitude for everything in his life. He was a quietly spiritual man who lived simply but as meaningfully as possible. His wise words, embodiment of deep values, and hospitality towards family, friends, and travellers will be fondly cherished.

Peter is predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret, and sisters Polly (Plotnikoff ) and Nancy (Laktin) and brother  Andy, and  niece  Laurie (Pickett). He is lovingly remembered by his children Victoria Obedkoff, Carol Garton (Ryland), Dan Obedkoff (Corinne), grandchildren Bryce (Carissa), Emilia, Aaron, Clarisse, and his nephew Wayne Laktin and nieces Louise (Maddocks) and Patti (Drazdoff ) and their families.

A family service was held in Kelowna, and burial was at Castlegar Cemetery. May he rest in Eternal Memory.

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