January 17, 1915 to January 21, 2012

Nick Kurbatoff of Grand Forks, B.C., passed away at the Victorian Community Health Centre in Kaslo, B.C., on January 21, 2012. He was 97 years old. Nick was born January 17, 1915, at Arron, Saskatchewan, to Nick and Polly (Malloff) Kurbatoff. The family moved to Shoreacres, BC., in 1924 and then to Grand Forks in 1936.

Nick was predeceased by his parents; wife, Mable (Zebroff) Kurbatoff; and wife, Anna (Vanjoff) Kurbatoff; sister, Tina Esouloff; and stepson, Peter Sookochoff. Nick is survived by his children: Mary Dergousoff, Polly MacKenzie, John Kurbatoff, Mable Postnikoff and Violet Zaytsoff and their families; and by his step-sons, Mike Sookochoff and Alex Padmoroff and their families.

No funeral service by request. A private burial was held on February 6, 2012, at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery. Grand Forks Funeral Home had care of arrangements.

Special thanks and appreciation: to the gravesite attendants for preparing the gravesite and assisting with the casket; to J. J. Verigin and Laura Verigin for their kind words, generosity and support; to Jerry Semenoff for his support; to Everett Baker and staff for their professional services; to the psalm singers who attended. Also, we wish to acknowledge the caring staff for the support and attention shown to Nick while he was a resident at the Midway Manor

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