It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dennis Paul Popoff, of Slocan Park, at Talarico Place Care Centre, on Friday, June 3, 2011.
Dennis was born in Nelson on March 7, 1948 to parents Polly and Paul Popoff. He was the one and only son with two older and two younger sisters. Dennis obtained his schooling at Mt. Sentinel Secondary School and then went on to trade school to become a heavy duty mechanic. He worked various jobs in logging and construction.
In 1967, he married Violet Pereverzoff and together they built a home and a life in Slocan Park.
Dennis had a love for fishing, hunting and doing anything mechanical. He loved going for drives in the bush looking for mushrooms, berries or whatever he could stumble upon.
He was predeceased by his parents Polly and Paul, sister Louise Zaitsoff, brothers-in-law George Zaitsoff, George Perezerzoff and son-in-law Bob Dickson.
Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 43 years Violet, daughter Ellen Dickson, son Steve (Connie), grandchildren Lucas, Jayden and Cassidy, all of Slocan Park, sisters Joan of Stark, Florida, Barbara of Lac La Hache and Gwen of Genelle and many other relatives and friends.
The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to all the nurses and staff at Talarico Place Care Centre and Dr. Lisa Vasil for the wonderful care, kindness and comfort they gave Dennis during his 4 years spent there.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services were held at the Slocan Park Community Hall
on Saturday, June 11, 2011.