Sadly and with heavy hearts the family of Thomas Fred Chursinoff of Castlegar wishes to announce his passing at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Friday, July 6, 2012, blessed with 53 years of life.
Tom was born in Castlegar on April 14, 1959, to parents Ann and Fred Chursinoff. He had his schooling in Castlegar and graduated from Stanley Humphries Secondary School. For a while Tom lived in Vancouver and worked for a delivery service before moving back to Castlegar. He loved fishing, taking his dog Leroy for walks and listening to the Rolling Stones.
Tom was predeceased by his grandparents Annie and Mike Makayev and Polly and Nick Chursinoff, uncles Paul and Mike, aunt Laura Makayev and cousin John Paul Aussant.
Left to mourn his loss are his parents Ann and Fred, brothers Nick and Robert, aunts Verna Chursinoff, Marie Koftinoff and Doris Makayev, many cousins and many friends.
Private Funeral Services were officiated by Peter Zaytsoff at Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 followed by interment in the Brilliant Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
Tom’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who sent words of condolence, brought gifts of food, the family for their support, the Castlegar Funeral Chapel for their compassionate and caring service, to Peter Zaytsoff for officiating the service and for his kind and professional guidance during the service, to family and friends for their beautiful songs, to Kalesnikoff Lumber for the cribbing and the Brilliant Cemetery staff for their hard work in preparing Tom’s eternal resting place.
Thank you and God Bless.