September 22, 1940
– March 5, 2012
Nick Poohachoff, beloved husband, father, grandfather and long-time resident of Slocan Park, BC, passed away peacefully at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC, on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the age of 71, after a lengthy struggle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Nick was a gentle, kind and caring person. He had the best sense of humour and loved to laugh.
Nick loved the outdoors, gardening, canning, picking berries, camping, picking suzikie and mushrooms, getting firewood and fishing. When amongst family and friends, he also loved music and singing.
As a young teen, Nick started working in the lumber industry in Passmore, BC. When the sawmill was re-located to Slocan, BC, as Slocan Forest Products, he transferred there and worked as a Foreman and then as a Superintendent. He was very highly respected by the employees as well as by his employers.
In 1962, Nick married Nettie Bartsoff and in 1966, the couple had a daughter Connie, in 1964, they had a son Nicky in 1966 and another son Brian, in 1971.
Nick is survived by his mother Florence Poohachoff, 93 years of age; his wife Nina; sisters Mary Davidoff and Florence Zoobkoff; daughter Connie (Karl); sons Nicky and Brian (Tina); grandchildren Coralee, Angel, Brian Jr., Tyler and Tamia and also his dear cat Malishkin.
Nick was predeceased by his father Nick Sr. in 1970 and his first wife Nettie, in 1987.
The Funeral Service was held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, in Brilliant, BC, on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 followed by the burial at the Slocan Park Cemetery. The service was well attended by many friends and relatives.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
He will be forever loved and fondly remembered. May he Rest in Peace in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the community for showing compassion for Nick over the years. The family also wishes to express appreciation and heartfelt gratitude for everyone’s kindness and support.
Special thanks to Dr. Melnychuk and the staff of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC and also to the staff of Mountain Lakes Senior’s Community of Nelson, BC.
Thank you to Peter Zaytsoff for officiating the wonderful funeral service. Our gratitude goes to the USCC Ladies’ Cooking Group in Brilliant and to the gravediggers of the Slocan Park Cemetery.