On Sunday, August 30, 2015, our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Timothy Ribalkin, passed away peacefully at Castleview Care Centre with family by his side.
He was 95 years young.
Tim was born in Ootischenia on November 1, 1919 to parents Martha and Michael and big brother Fred. When he was 8 years old, the family moved to Perry’s Siding, where he attended school until grade 7.
In 1939, Tim married his lifelong love, Polly Kalmakoff, and in the years to come they raised
five daughters. During this time, he worked at many jobs, notably for the Hadikin Brothers at their sawmill and in his later years as a carpenter with Verigin Industries.
Tim loved music, singing, reading and engaging in conversations about the latest happenings in the news and recalling stories and people from years gone by with great clarity and accuracy. Tim was a man of great faith and dedication. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and would always try to participate in all their events and activities, being extremely proud of who they were and what they had accomplished. He will be greatly missed.
Tim is predeceased by his parents Martha and Michael, brother Fred, daughter Nina, wife Polly, son-in-law Harry and daughter Katie.
He leaves behind his daughters Margy (Harry) Bojey and family, Winnie Plotnikoff and family, Naida (Peter) Nazaroff and family, son-in-law Jim Laktin and family, grandsons Corey Hoodikoff and family and Mark Hoodikoff. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends and acquaintances.
Funeral Services were officiated by Harry Zeabin at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 4, 2015, followed by interment at Perry’s Siding Cemetery and a luncheon at Krestova Hall.
Our heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Castleview Care Center, Dr. Merrit, Bill Strilaeff , Peter Zaytsoff and staff at Castlegar Funeral Chapel and Harry Zeabin for their excellent service. Also a big thank you to the harmonious and inspiring singers, the strong gravediggers, the exceptional cooks, everyone who attended the service and those who phoned, sent cards, flowers or gifts. Your support was greatly appreciated!
“Rest in Peace in God’s