Popoff, Walter M. (Wally) passed away unexpectedly at his home in Victoria, BC, on Monday March 9, 2015. He was born in Trail, BC on August 7, 1951 to parents Mike and Patsy Popoff. He grew up in Castlegar, attending Stanley Humphries Secondary School, and continued his education at the University of Victoria graduating with a BA in Education.
He spent his career teaching elementary school in Victoria until his retirement at age 55. He had a life-long passion for sports, which included playing fast ball and hockey, coaching and refereeing basketball as well as umping slo-pitch almost every weekend of the season.
He leaves behind his mother Patsy, sisters Linda and Sherri, nephews Eric and Steve, as well as many close friends and extended relatives. He was predeceased by his father Mike in 2013.
A memorial and lunch will be held on March 31st at 11am on the lower level of the Pentecostal New Life Assembly (602 7th Ave, Castlegar), with burial to follow at the Brilliant Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Wally’s name can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of choice.