Nick Strukoff was born October 11, 1922 in Grand Forks, BC to the parents of Sam and Tina Strukoff. Nick was the eldest of three children, with two younger sisters Mary and Dorothy. On March 25, 1945 Nick was united in marriage to Annie Strukoff, daughter of William and Dasha Strukoff. Nick and Annie were blessed with two children, Shirley and Harold. Nick lived his entire life in Grand Forks. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Hardy View Lodge at the age of 91. Nick was predeceased by his wife Annie of 63 years in 2008, and his precious great-grandaughter Maya Kate in 2012. Nick is survived by his daughter Shirley and husband Mike, grandsons Sean, Brent and wife Lisa and great-grandaughter Kara Anne Sookochoff; and his son Harold and wife Terri and grandchildren Carrie and Derek Strukoff.
Dad was a hard-working man, a devoted husband and a kind, caring and generous father and grandfather. He had a very strong work ethic, was a passionate handyman and everything domestic interested him. We will miss you Dad, May You Rest in Peace. A funeral service was held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the USCC Community Centre, Grand Forks, with burial at the Sion Cemetery, Grand Forks. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Everett Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home.
On behalf of our family we would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended Dad’s service and to those who travelled from out-of-town. Thank you to all who expressed their condolences, for your phone calls, cards, flowers, for the food and baking, and for your generous monetary donations; your love and support is very much appreciated. A huge thank you to Jerry Seminoff for officiating the service, words cannot express our gratitude for all your help.
Thank you to John J. Verigin and Laura Verigin for your support and your kind and comforting words.
Thank you to all the singers for the wonderful singing, the Ladies Cooking Group for the delicious luncheon and to the grave site attendants. Thank you to the USCC office staff for all your assistance in the coordination of the service, and to the USCC men who kindly did the setup. Thank you to Everett and Howard, directors of the Grand Forks Funeral Home, for their professional service and assistance.
We sincerely thank everyone who visited Dad at Hardy View Lodge and Boundary Lodge, we know it meant a lot to him. And a very special thank you to the wonderful Staff and Caregivers at both Care Homes for the care and attention given to Dad and the kindness shown to the family, and to the Boundary Hospital doctors and nursing staff who were always there for Dad when needed.
God Bless You All.