January 2, 2014 at the age of 88, Nellie peacefully passed away with her family by her side.
Nellie was born October 24, 1925 in Thrums to Mary and Jacob Polovnikoff, she was the oldest of three. Nellie married the love of her life Sam Konkin on February 25, 1943 and they later moved to Trail where they raised their three girls.
Nellie and Sam did extensive world travel through USA, Europe, Russia and the Caribbean. Nellie enjoyed many summers at their “Little Hawaii” Christina Lake home. She was an avid gardener and known for her Russian cuisine.
Nellie is survived by her dear loving husband of 70 years Sam, daughters; Maryanne Bai, daughter Tiffany Ledbetter (Dawn), sons Reuben Bai (Breah), Gentry Konkin (Jacqueline) Padn, Noah and Trey; Judy (Jerry) McQuary, son Matthew Cleaveley, daughter Stacey Cleaveley (Tom); Debbie (Gord) O’Genski, daughters Samantha (Trevor) Fennell, Paige and Grayden, Tracee (Bryan) Zelke, Evalyn. Also left to survive is her brother Jack (Sara) Polovnikoff and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nellie was pre-deceased by her mother Mary, father Jacob, in laws Peter and Mary Konkin, brother Peter, brother in laws Peter and Ed Konkin and sister in law Winnie Hadikin.
A special thank you to Dr. Wilson, Dr. Campbell and the staff at Rosewood for their excellent care for Mom/Baba.
A private family service will be held. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Nellie’s memory may be made to the KBRH Health Foundation – Critical Care, 1200 Hospital Bench Road, Trail BC V1R 4M1 or www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca