Marie Maloff, born July 7, 1924 passed away on September 7, 2013 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. She was blessed with 89 years. Marie is survived by her children Fred (Lorraine), grandchildren Shellie (Barry), Janet (Jason); Sid; Ray (Lynn) grandchildren Bryon, Amanda; daughter-in-law Katie, grandchildren Tammy, Camille. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Fred, 1995; step sister Ann Davidoff, 2004; and eldest son John, 2005.
Marie was born to John and Martha Perepolkin (nee Kanigan) at home in Ootishenia, B.C. As a child she grew up in the Ootishenia and Thrums area. In 1944, she married Fred Maloff of Krestova. They lived and raised their boys in the Krestova/Crescent Valley area for most of the time. After the passing of her husband, Marie continued to live in their family home until her health started failing. She moved to Mountain Lakes Assisted Living in Nelson. Marie enjoyed her last five years living comfortably in a new facility with new and old friends.
Mountain Lakes felt like home to Marie. Our heartfelt appreciation and thanks goes to the nurses and staff and all who cared for Marie there. Thank you as well, for organizing the memorial service; it was healing for our family. We also appreciate her friends that looked out for her; Marie spoke highly of all of you. A special thanks to Marie’s dear friend, Nellie Popoff, your support has been a blessing. You are ALL so special and your many acts of kindness will not be forgotten. We will miss you too!
Thank you from Marie’s family for medical support provided in Nelson by: Dr. Kailia, Sharon & staff of Community First Medical Clinic; Andrew, Jen & staff of People’s Pharmacy; Dr. Malpass, Dr. Tuvel & Stacy from the Heart Function Clinic; Heather & the Home Care Support Staff; the doctors, nurses and staff of Kootenay Lake Hospital and especially the emergency department that gave her critical care through the years. In Trail, thank you to Dr. Zang, Brit, & Cindy of the Kidney Care Clinic; and finally, the doctors & nurses at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. We are so grateful to everyone for your care and attention to Marie and your help in guiding us along the way.
Dear relatives, friends, the communities of Crescent Valley and Krestova and all those that attended and helped with the funeral; we thank you. A special thanks to Harry Zeabin, Leonard Balchewski and those who assisted at the cemetery, the singers, and the cooks and servers. Everyone’s kindness is cherished and we are blessed to have your support.
With much gratitude and appreciation,
Lorraine & Fred, Sid and Ray Maloff