April 25, 1938 – April 25,2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Violet Popoff announce her passing. She died on her 75th birthday with her loving family at her side.
Vi was born in Trail on April 25, 1938. She was one of three children of Gilbert and Ivy Hagen. Vi was predeceased by her sister Daisy Lorimore, daughter Linda Dahl and grandson Troy. Vi will be sadly missed by so many family and friends. Vi is survived her loving husband, Phil, of 57 years, her brother Art, her children Marilyn (Mark) Zurek, Wayne (Lil), Gary (Carol), and Brenda, as well as her grandchildren Dustin (Selena) LePage, Derek (Chelsey) LePage, Desiree LePage, Chris (Liz) Popoff, and Jeff (Brooklyn) Popoff, Sandra Popoff and Dorian Brown, also her four great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by the extended families of Mark, Carol and Lil.
Vi worked at the Castlegar Hospital for several years. After an injury to her back, she ran a daycare in her home in Castlegar for many families in the community. Vi also provided care for special needs people in her home. Vi had boundless energy and cared for so many over the years in countless ways. Vi’s priorities in life were her family and friends. Her passion was visiting with and cooking for them. One of her greatest joys were entertaining with her husband, Phil. Over the years, they brought joy and good times to various senior’s lodges including Castleview, Castlewood, Talerico Place and several lodges in Trail with their outstanding talent. Vi was a very active member in the senior’s group at the community complex where she organized and enjoyed activities such as floor curling and rummoli.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Lesperance for all her help, support and compassion. By Vi’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Violet Popoff’s memory.
A special thanks to Castleview Care Centre staff and Dena Kanigan for her loving compassion for my Mom and family. Also, a special thanks to Bill Strilaeff of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.