Michael Matthew (Mickey) Kalmakoff died suddenly near his home on Saturday, July 12, 2014. He was 88. Mickey was born to the late Mike and Tina Kalmakoff on May 6, 1926 in Vancouver. He was raised in Saskatchewan and returned to BC for the construction boom. He worked on the Waneta Dam, the Orange Bridge in Nelson and an apartment complex in Kitimat. He settled in Trail where he was self-employed as a carpenter and was a part of the Verigin Industries team. On November 1, 1985 he opened Beaver Valley Woodcraft Wood Working Shop on Bluebird Road in Beaver Falls and operated it until November 13, 2009. Craftsmanship carried to perfection was a passion of his and his door was always open to people looking for advice on projects.
Mickey was predeceased by wife Pauline; infant daughter Stella; wife Andrea and their faithful Basset hound travelling companion Mindy; and by sister Mabel Cambridge. He is survived by his sister Pauline Giesbrecht, son Garry, daughter Sylvia, granddaughter and light of his life Abby, as well as by his step-children Sherri and Russell Bligh.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trail Alliance Church at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 15.