On Friday, March 9, 2012 Florence passed away at age 89, with her family by her side.
Florence was born July 23, 1922 in Crescent Valley, B.C. to Fred and Mary Susoeff. The youngest of three girls Florence grew up with her sisters Ann and Helen. At a young age Florence worked on the farms in the Okanagan picking zuccamelons and fruit.
In 1943 she married Sam Verigin and they made their home in Slocan Park, where they raised three children; Robert, Rosemary and Laurie. Florence enjoyed farming and gardening, which was seen through all the beautiful flowers and vegetables she grew, and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
In 1993 Florence lost her husband Sam after 50 years in marriage. A couple of years later she met Peter Elasoff and they enjoyed traveling and outing together. In 2006 Florence’s health turned and she went into Mountain Lakes until her passing. Florence was a loving and caring lady who helped anyone who needed her.
Florence was predeceased by her parents Fred and Mary Susoeff, her husband Sam, her sisters Ann Chernoff and Helen Malakoff, also several nephews and one niece.
Florence is survived by her Son Robert Verigin and partner Laverne from Winfield, B.C., Daughter Rosemary Doyle and partner Pat from South Slocan, B.C., Daughter Laurie Hlookoff and husband Joe from Shoreacres, B.C. Three Grandchildren: Brian Hlookoff and wife Christina from Shoreacres, B.C., Jamie Doyle and partner Shaun of Camrose, Alberta, Alex Doyle of Medicine Hat, Alberta. One Great-granddaughter Daphne Rose Hlookoff. Special friend Peter Elasoff of Castlegar, B.C. and many nieces and nephews.
A Service was held on March 15, 2012 at Slocan Park Hall, with interment in Slocan Park Cemetery.
Officiant was Sid Malakoff and funeral arrangements in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
The family of Florence Verigin would like to thank Bill Strelieff and Peter Zaystoff of the Castlegar Funeral Home for all their support, and also to Sid Malakoff for all the guidance he gave us. To the cooks, gravediggers and the people who came and supported the family. We would like to also thank all the special nurses at Mountain Lakes who took special care of our mother.
May Her Soul Rest in Peace.