With sad and aching hearts, the family of Peter Makeiff of Ootischenia, wishes to announce his passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, blessed with 85 years of life.
Peter was born in Brilliant, BC on June 28, 1928, to parents Annie and Taras Makeiff and he has lived in this area all his life. On December 29, 1949, he married Vera Gleboff and the couple raised two daughters. During his working career, Peter was a carpenter/welder on heavy construction and worked on many dam and bridge construction projects in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. He enjoyed music and singing and was a proud member of the Kootenay Men’s Choir, of the Tri-Choir and of the Kootenay Psalmists. He liked fishing, gardening, sports and especially spending time with his family. Peter was the kind of person who was always positive and always had a big smile and something cheerful to say.
Peter was predeceased by his brothers Mike and Bill and by his sisters Annie Jensen, Molly Kinakin and Lucy Nevakshonoff.
Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 64 years Vera; his daughters Barbara (Joe) Popoff and Donna (Al) Green; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a large extended family and a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Funeral Services were officiated by Peter Zaytsoff at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Friday, February 7, 2014 followed by interment in the Ootischenia Cemetery.
Donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the Castlegar Hospital Foundation, Talarico Place Care Centre, 709-10th Street, Castlegar BC V1N 2H7 or the Brilliant Cultural Centre, 1818 Brilliant Road, Castlegar BC V1N 4K2.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hopital, all the staff at Talarico Place Care Centre, Castlegar Funeral Chapel, Brilliant Cultural Centre, Peter Zaytsoff for officiating the funeral service, John J. Verigin for his heartfelt words of comfort, the singers for their melodious singing, the cooks and servers for the excellent meal, all the people who attended the funeral and all the people who called, sent cards, visited and brought food. The family is truly grateful to the entire community for their generous and unwavering support during this difficult time.
“MAY HE REST IN GOD’S HEAVENLY KINGDOM.”