It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Evdokimoff, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. Bill passed away on October 29, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Seniors Home.
Bill was born in Ootischenia BC, on November 25, 1921 to George A. and Mary (nee Postnikoff) Evdokimoff. He was united in marriage to Dora Osachoff on January 28, 1942. Together they lived in Appledale. Bill had a lifelong love for his home and farm in the Slocan Valley. He was fortunate to have lived many years on the farm until recently, when he moved to Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson.
During his life Bill worked as a Mechanic, he had a knack and interest for everything machine and metal. He enjoyed, fishing, playing guitar, berry picking, exploring the horizon and visiting the hot springs while picnicking with family and friends.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, brothers Fred and George.
Left to mourn him is his loving wife Dora of nearly 75 years, his children Mary (Peter) Poznikoff, Lorraine (Fred) Maloff, Willie Evdokimoff, Evelyn Harrison, Steve Evdokimoff, Stan Evdokimoff, brother Larry Kimoff, bother in-law Peter (Verna) Osachoff and many nieces & nephews. He will be dearly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the compassionate caregivers at Mountain Lake Seniors Community for Bill’s excellent care over the last year. You are Bill’s & our Angels. Dr. Janz, Dr. Murray, Dr. Maytom & all their staff, Andrew & Jen of People’s Pharmacy, thank you for your kindness & care. Thank you to Bill Strilaeff, Sid Malakoff & the staff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel for your guidance and support. Thank you to Peter Relkoff, Bill Harasemow, Appledale ladies cooking group & gravesite attendants for your assistance with the funeral, including the singers as well as those who contributed with kind words and songs and all that attended. Thank you to those who sent cards of sympathy, flowers & contributed to the meal. We send our heartfelt gratitude to all.
We will continue to love and miss you, until we meet again. May you rest in peace in God’s loving arms.
~The Evdokimoff Family~