Sadly the family of Peter P. Potapoff, of Castlegar, wishes to announce his passing at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, blessed with 92 years of life.
Peter was born in Grand Forks, BC on August 25, 1918 to parents Dora and Peter
Potapoff. He started life with a tragedy, losing his father to the flu, when he was only 6 weeks old.
Peter’s family moved to Glade and then to Ootischenia.
In his younger years he lived in Alberta with his uncle, where he worked with horses. After returning to BC, in 1942 he met and married Nellie Cheveldave. The young couple settled in Ootischenia, where they raised 3 children. Peter worked in the forest industry,
in construction and also at the smelter in Trail.
He was a straightforward and honest man and a
proud member of the USCC.
Peter was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years Nellie in 2009, his son Bill in 1969, his granddaughter Lisa Popoff in 2001 and sisters Vera Zarikoff and Helen Kosinec.
Left to mourn his loss is his daughter Polly (John) Popoff; son Peter ( Eleanor) of Calgary; 3 grandchildren, Wayne Popoff and fiancé Inez, Katie Potapoff and Ian Potapoff, also of Calgary; 3 great-grandchildren, Ali, Celeste and Drew and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were officiated by Leonard Voykin
at the Ootischenia Community Hall on
Monday, August 29, 2011 followed by interment
at the Ootischenia Cemetery.
Arrangements were in Care of
Castlegar Funeral Chapel.