John Babakaeff

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of

John Babakaeff, husband, father, grandfather and brother. John had gone into the hospital for a hip replacement, a success, but due to heart complications passed away the evening of Nellie and John’s 56th wedding anniversary, February 28th, 2012 surrounded by family. A traditional Doukhobor home funeral service was held at Krestova Prayer Hall on March 2nd, 2012 with interment March 3rd, 2012 at the Krestova Cemetery. Thank you to all that helped and attended the services. We would like to thank Dr. Grey for all his services, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital ICU staff that cared for John and those who helped after his passing. John is survived by his wife Nellie, daughters Linda (Mac Swetlishoff), Valerie (Leonard Balchewski), Natsha (Ken Salikin), 5 granddaughters Marcie (partner Benny), Dasha (partner Milosh), Larissa (Kyle), Nina (Fiancé Nathaniel) and Vherra Salikin, sister Mary (Mike Perepolkin), brothers Alex, Tim (Theresa) and many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be missed, may his soul rest in peace and may God accept him into His Heavenly Kingdom.

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