It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear father George Bloudoff, a long-time resident of Salmo. George passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on August 23, 2014.
He was born on February 29, 1924 in Crescent Valley, BC. In 1937 he moved to Kamsack, Saskatchewan with his family where he worked as a farmer. In 1948 he moved back to BC where he resided in Brilliant and met Mary in 1951. They were married in 1952. After they married they moved to Salmo where he resided until his death. He worked for all the local mines in the area and finally retired in 1983 at Cominco.
George loved to garden, hook rugs, play solitaire and do his puzzles. He also loved it when the topic of politics came up in a conversation, he could go on for hours and hours on the subject. Not a day went by where you wouldn’t see him watching the Parliament legislature channel or the news. He was also a member of the Canadian Doukhobor Society.
He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Mary, his parents Nick and Nellie Bloudoff, sisters Tina Allen, Pauline Apels and Minnie Gray.
George is survived by his two daughters Violet (Garry) of Osoyoos and Marlene of Nelson, 3 grandchildren; Jason, Russel and Kelly, 4 great grandchildren; Colden, Cohen, Sandra and Destiny, nieces and nephews and his best little furry friend Maggie, whom he adored.
Sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff who made his last days comfortable. The compassionate care that they provided was outstanding and very much appreciated. Thank you to all the care givers who made our father’s life in his own home happy for his remaining years and also to Cathy Bush for her wonderful work, support and kindness that she gave to him.
A graveside service will be held at Boulder Creek Cemetery on Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:00pm. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.
“Dad, you will be sadly missed by many and in our hearts forever”.