Peter Plotnikoff

With saddened hearts the family of Peter W. Plotnikoff, of Castlegar, wishes to announce his unexpected but peaceful passing at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, blessed with 84 years of life.

Peter was born in Castlegar on July 3, 1929 to parents Mary and William Plotnikoff and he lived his entire life in Castlegar. He started his working life at the Waldie sawmill and later at Celgar. Later in life he became a custodian for School District #9 and then a school bus driver, until he retired in 1994.

In 1956, Peter married the love of his life, Helen Shlakoff and they were blessed with 3 daughters.

Peter loved the outdoors and kept his yard, lawn and garden absolutely perfect. He made sure that his car was always spotless. He loved his family dearly and spent as much quality time as possible with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Cyril and sister Winnie.

Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 57 years Helen; his daughters Teresa (Mike) Rogers, Sharon (Steve) Postnikoff and Patty (Randy) Morris; his grandchildren Jeffrey and Jordan Rogers, Stevie (Heather) Postnikoff, Shawn Postnikoff, Scott Postnikoff, Sheldon (Yulia) Postnikoff and Mariah and Clarke Morris; great-grandchildren Mace and Kade Postnikoff; a large extended family and a large circle of friends.

Funeral Services were officiated by Leonard Voykin at Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Tuesday,

May 6, 2014 followed by interment in Park Memorial Cemetery.

Peter’s way of saying goodbye was to say “See you in the funny paper”.

“We will always love you. May God accept you into His Heavenly Kingdom. We will miss you Peter, Dad and Deda. Keep mowing God’s lawn and washing His car and ….. we’ll see you in the funny paper.” Until we meet again.

Donations in Peter’s Memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Castlegar Unit, PO Box 3023, Castlegar BC V1N 3H4 or a charity of your choice


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