William J. Bojey

The family of William John Bojey of Krestova, wishes to announce his passing at Mountain Lakes Seniors’ Community in Nelson, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, blessed with 101 years of life.

William was born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan on February 28, 1911 to parents Polly and John Bojey. He was an imaginative and inventive man who worked very well with his hands. William went from a young farm-hand and blacksmith in Alberta to a millwright, shoemaker, construction worker and painter in BC. Being a life-long thinker and inventor, he built his own tractor and wood lathe along with many other innovations. William was a dedicated family man and an extremely devoted member of the Doukhobor faith.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Helen in 2005 and his brother John in 1962.

Left to mourn his loss are his sons Bill (Mary) and Harry (Margy); daughters Verna (John) Woikin and Elizaveta (Fred) Makortoff and a huge extended family.

Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Services were officiated by Sid Malakoff in the Krestova Community Hall on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 followed by the interment in the Krestova Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful Home Support people that helped with Dad, to Mountain Lakes Seniors’ Community for their compassionate care, to the Castlegar Funeral Chapel for their always dependable excellent service, to Sid Malakoff for his quiet and dignified service, to the singers whose melodious singing is such a help at this time, to all the relatives and friends who helped out, to the Krestova Ladies’ cooking group for their superb lunch and to the gravediggers who prepared such a fine resting place for William. Thank you all.

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