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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Creston - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 18

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Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016, at 9:33 p.m.

(October 29, 1916 - March 17, 2012)

Margaret was born to William and Polly Holoboff at Pass Creek, BC on October 29, 1916, and grew up in Shoreacres, BC. At her birth, she was named Martha, but, as was the custom in her community, because she was sickly, they called her by another name.

She was known as Rita next, then finally Margaret.

Margaret came to the Creston Valley the first time to work picking fruit as a young woman. Later, she went to work as a cook on a ranch and in a logging camp in Alberta. She married John Ewashen and they lived in the Cowley area. There, she gave birth to daughter Pauline.

Then, in 1946, she and her second husband, John Zarchukoff, took up residence in Canyon. She was primarily a housewife, but also worked hard on the family farm, haying, milking, gardening, canning and cooking. She gained quite a reputation for the wonderful borscht she made and shared with friends, or rewarded those who found favor in her eyes, like the family doctor. When she made doughnuts, she would often call a friend or family member to come for tea. She has stated that her greatest pleasure was cooking her favourite Doukhobor food with family or friends. Like all Doukhobor women of the time, she also made quilts and wove rag rugs, and she knitted and crocheted as well.

She was a kind, generous and loving person. Family and friends were very important to her throughout her life. She especially loved to see them drop in on her once she moved into Swan Valley Lodge in January of 2006. She had an especially close relationship with her younger sister Doris and would venture from the Lodge to travel to the West Kootenay area to visit her. In her latter years, she enjoyed reading ISKRA, and having friends and family visit her.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Lucy Holoboff, Mary Kalmakoff, Vera Kalmakoff and Doris Skiboff, her daughter Pauline Moberg, and son-in-law Roy Moberg and nephews Bill and Peter Kalmakoff.

She is survived by her son John (Kathy), daughter Kathleen, grandchildren Dan (Louise), Doug (George), and Ron (Kerri) Moberg, Marlene (Tom) Walton, Derek Zarchukoff, Serena (Steve) Krahn, Teresa (Sean) Oliver and Jordan Lysenko, and “adopted” grandchildren: Vernon (Lana), Monty (Connie-Lee) and Hannah McNeice, and Melody (Cordel) McNarland. She also leaves her sister-in-law Nellie Zarchukoff, a close friend and cousin, Irene Dallmann and her husband Erhardt, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews including quite a large extended family. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

The funeral service was held on Saturday March 24th, 2012 at the New Life Christian Church with Pastor Gordon Lawrence and Andrew Evin officiating. Cremation followed the service. A private family interment of ashes to take place at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC at a later date.

Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute, may do so to the Swan Valley Lodge – Equipment Fund PO Box 1880, Creston, BC V0B1G0

Cornelson, Margaret Rosalyn (Lyn)

Margaret Rosalyn ( Lyn ) Cornelson passed away March 14th, 2012 in Creston, BC at the age of 76 years. Lyn was born December 21st, 1935 at Nelson, BC to Muriel and Martin Dyck. She spent her early years in Saskatchewan and then moved to the lower mainland of BC. Herb and Lyn spent the last 20 years residing in the Creston area.

She is predeceased by her parents, Martin and Muriel Dyck. Lyn will be dearly missed by her loving husband Herb, children Yvonne Douglas, Carolyne Burnstad, Shereen Powers and Rob Gogel; her sister Bernadine Welk, brothers Harold Dyck and Rest Dyck, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Creston Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Atmore officiating. Interment followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC

Yeoman, Percy

It is with sadness that the family of Percy Yeoman announces his passing on March 7th, 2012, age 96, at the Creston Valley Hospital.

Percy was born on September 5, 1915 in England and married Elsie Allan in 1938. They immigrated to Canada in 1948. Percy was a life time member of the Eagles Club (3027). He was predeceased by his wife, Elsie, his sons Derek and Richard, 9 sisters and 1 brother, all in England.

He is survived by his daughters Maureen Ward of Vernon, BC, Barbara (Stuart) Krisher of Creston, BC and son Robert (Patti) Yeoman from Ontario. As well, he left 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; sister-in-law Cora (Harold) Anderson and good friend Allen Nathorst along with numerous nieces and nephews.

By request, there will be no service. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the
Hemophiliac Society
PO Box 21161
Maple Ridge Sq. RPO
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 1P7

Ryckman, John Murray

Passed into the presence of the LORD
on March 24th, 2012
Age - 54 Years - Residence West Creston

Tribute To The Life of John Ryckman

Friday March 30th, 2012
at 11:00 am
Creston Baptist Church

Interment has taken place at
Forest Lawn Cemetery,
Erickson, BC

Memorial contributions in John’s name
may be made on the day of the service
at the church to youth missions.


Passed Away Mrch 23rd, 2012
Age 89 Years - Residence Creston

Interment Of Ashes
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Erickson, BC

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the
Creston Valley Hospital
Equipment Fund
Bag 3000, Creston, BC
V0B 1G0


Passed Away March 18TH,2012
Age 90 Years - Residence Arrowcreek

No Funeral Service requested


Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the
The Creston Valley Gleaners
PO Box 219, Creston, BC
V0B 1G0


Passed Away March 20, 2012
Age 66 Years - Residence Creston, BC

Funeral Service
There is no service by request.
A celebration of “Remembering You”
to be held at a later date


Passed Away March 19, 2012
Age 70 Years - Residence Creston, BC

A private family service will be
held at a later date

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation
200-1212 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2


Passed Away March 14th, 2012
Age 91 Years - Residence - Creston

Interment Service
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Canon Randy Wood officiating
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the
Swan Valley Lodge – Equipment Fund
PO Box 1880, Creston, BC V0B 1G0

Cook, William John

William John Cook passed away on April 6th, 2012 in Creston, BC at the age of 82 years.

William was born on October 19, 1929 to parents Violet and Hugh Cook in Manitou, MB. He received his high school education in Manitou, MB, then attended Tuxedo Normal school in Winnipeg, MB., before attending the Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.

William will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elaine; two sisters Donelda (Jake) and Zelly (George) both of Edmonton, AB and many other extended family members.

A small gathering of family and friends was held at the Homestyle Café in Kitchener, BC on Thursday April 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Any friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in William’s name may do so to the Swan Valley Lodge – Equipment fund, Box 1880, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0.

Pohl, Mary

Mary Ann Pohl (Robinson) passed away with her family by her side on April 4th, 2012 at the Swan Valley Lodge in Creston, BC at the age of 88 years.

Mary was born to parents Karolina and John Peron on January 19, 1924 in Winnipeg, MB. She received her education in Komarno, MB.

She married Jim Robinson on June 21st, 1944 in Creston, BC, sadly Jim passed away in 1961. On May 24th, 1980 Mary and Walter Pohl were married in Creston, BC.

Mary was a member of the Erickson Evangelical Covenant Church Ladies Group, she was also an honourary lifetime member of the Erickson Golden Agers Association. She enjoyed helping and visiting with seniors, sewing for her children and grandchildren and loved playing in her garden.

She was also a seamstress advisor for Joan’s Sewing Basket.

Mary was predeceased by her first husband James Anthony Robinson; her son Danny Robinson; Grandson Chad Hewitt and Son-in-law Rod Booth

She will be dearly missed by her husband Walter Pohl, daughters Linda (Allan) Tompkins of Creston, BC, Brenda Booth of Ladysmith, BC, Kathy (Brian) Bullock of Vancouver, BC, and Janet (Jerry) Robinson of Creston, BC; daughter-in-law Karin Robinson of Cranbrook, BC; brothers Bill (Helen) Peron and Walter Peron and sisters Verna (Dave) Gregarchuk and Olga (Willie) Paulson, all of Manitoba; and eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday April 10th, 2012 at the Erickson Evangelical Covenant Church with Tom Greentree officiating.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in Mary’s name may do so to the Swan Valley Lodge – Day Program, Box 1880, Creston, BC, V0B 1G1.

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