It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lucy Makonin born on October 3, 1931, at Glade, B.C., to John and Molly Makonin. Lucy passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2012, with her family nearby. Lucy led a very full life, raising her four children who were her life.
She is our mother, baba, auntie and friend. Her home was always open for anyone who stopped by and a hot meal would always follow.
Throughout her life she worked for Home Support, was a cook at Hardyview Lodge as well as the Province and Yale Hotels.
Her greatest accomplishment and joy were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucy was and still is known for her borscht and her big garden, and her kindness and thoughtfulness towards others. She was a member of the USCC and was often found there cooking for numerous events.
Lucy was predeceased by her brother, Johnny Makonin; her mother, Molly (November 1983); and sister, Marie (December 1997).
She is loving remembered by her daughter Debbie (Doug) MacGillivray and their children, Stephen (Wendy) and Jennifer (Jamie); her daughter
Rebecca (Richard) Lowes and their children, Corey (Emma) and Daniel; her son Roger (Donna) and their children: Dawney (Curtis) Harvey, Crystal (Jason) Van Ewyck, Keith (Lisa) McCurdy, Joley (Daniel) Green and Katherine McCurdy; her daughter ,Loresa Makonin; sister-in-law, Edna Makonen; and many other relatives and friends. There was always a special place in her heart for her great-grandkids: Colton, Dylan, Ryan, Jaxon, Branson, Conrad, Taylor, Mackenzie, Cody, Aaron, Ellie and Ryder.
Mom’s memory will live on in all of our hearts and she will be forever missed.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the USCC Community Centre with burial in the USCC Sion Doukhobor Cemetery, Grand Forks, B.C. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Baker family of Grand Forks Funeral Home.