April 28, 1918-
April 1, 2009
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of
(Markin) of the age of 90 years, on
April 1, 2009.
Tina was born in Brilliant on April 28, 1918 to Bill and Doonia Markin. She had two bothers, Bill and Nick Markin, and two sisters, Nastia Potapoff and Mary Osachoff. Also she had two step sisters, Ester Markin and Violet Dergosoff.
From Brilliant, her parents moved to Tarry’s where she grew up and attended school.
She met and married John Holuboff and they lived by the Robson/Castlegar ferry.
Tina was a avid gardener during her first years of marriage. Her only child was born
Tina was in business most of her life.
Opening up a grocery store with her
husband, old age home, apartments and finally with her son a Motel and Trailer Park.
She was incapacitated by her first stroke in 1992 and was moved to the Rossland
rest home. She stayed there for two years, then when room was available, was moved to Talarico Place in Castlegar, where she resided until her death.
Tina was predeceased by her mother in early childhood and by her dad later in life.
Also by her older brother Bill Markin, sister Nastia Potapoff, sister Mary Osachoff, step sister Ester Markin and her husband John.
She is survived by son Walter (Margaret) of Castlegar, 3 granddaughters, Bernice
Barsalou (Mark) of Surrey BC, Michel
Beattie (Kelvin) of Port Alice, BC and Deana Postnikoff (Rob) of Shoreacres, BC. She has
7 great grandchildren and 1 great
She will be missed by her family, who always came to visit her when in town and by her many friends.
Tina was laid to rest at the Brilliant
cemetery on April 6, 2009, under the care
of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
We would like to thank our friends for
bringing food and comfort during our grief.
Also we would like to thank Talarico Place, Castlegar Funeral Chapel, Dr. Merrit and especially the psalmists for their
harmonious singing and our MC,
Mike Kanigan for doing a tremendous
job officiating at the service.
Thank you all and