Nick Elasoff died suddenly on June 30, 2014 at the age of 78 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
Nick was born to Pete & Emma Elasoff in Salmo, British Columbia. In 1956 he married Vera Terekoff and they started their journey that lasted 57 years and produced three children, Monte, Joe, and Selene, five grandsons and two great-grandsons.
Nick was a true adventurer at heart and his passion for the outdoors lasted his entire life. He spent much of his summer camping, quading, fishing, and hiking. The snow didn’t slow Nick down and his boundless energy for snowmobiling the back country made him a true outdoorsman. In addition to all this wilderness activities, Nick also mastered the sky by building an Ultra light and flying it over Nelson and Creston areas.
As much as Nick was an adventurer at heart he also had a talent for the arts. Anybody who had the privileged of getting a showing of Nick’s paintings understood that there was an affinity between his love of wilderness and his ability to capture it in pastel portraits. Nick’s love of country and western music followed him throughout his entire adult years; if you needed to find Nick you just needed to follow the music.
Nick was a man of few words, but as he proved time and time again that actions speak louder than words. He was there for you, simple as that. As much as he loved the outdoors, he loved his family more. Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend – he meant so much to so many and as he leaves those of us behind to mourn his loss we accept that he has gone on to start a new chapter of his journey and one day he will be there to greet us and guide us on our own new paths.
Nick, we will miss seeing you, hearing you and having you nearby, but you will always be part of our daily lives because you are part of our hearts and that can never be taken from us. Rest well and one day we will meet again.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
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